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Best of Summer 2012 Beach Destinations

Say NO to a wash out summer! Demand your quota of sunshine and book a summer beach break to one of our top holiday picks for Summer 2012… Costa Brava – This year we’re off to sunny Spain, as the Costa Brava proves there’s more on offer than high rise 70’s hotels, full English breakfasts and lobster... Read more

Valentines Day - Romance Ratings & Survey Results

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Columbus Direct are offering 20% off our Travel Insurance products. Follow this link and 'like' Columbus on Facebook to take advantage of this offer and save today. How do you know when you’ve fulfilled your partner’s true desires on the day you propose? They say ‘yes’... Read more

Know before you go

In June this year, 28 British and Irish holidaymakers enjoying a night at a Brit-owned bar in Portugal were arrested for playing bingo – in line with the country’s strict laws on unlicensed gambling.  Even though they were playing for the prize of biscuits and drinks rather than cash prizes, the l... Read more

Ten excellent reasons to book an autumn getaway

If you've got some holiday left over but you're planning on sitting on it until something better comes along, don't. Here at Columbus Direct, we urge you to seize the day and make the most of the big wide world - and here are ten reasons why you should book that autumn break. 1) Apart from various ... Read more

The best films about holidays which went slightly awry

Packing for a trip at the moment? Good good; don't let us stop you. Here at Columbus Direct, obviously, we're massive fans of travel - but we can't resist a film where the trip takes a funny, surreal or downright dangerous turn. You may have guessed this by our fondness for Airplane!, which we stil... Read more

Top ten surefire signs that you need a holiday

Let's be honest - most of us feel like we could do with a holiday all of the time.  However, there are certain tell-tale signs that you're nearing the end of your tether and modern life is getting on top of you - and that's when you should begin looking at flights, fast. You become unbearable on s... Read more

That's entertainment: What's working on a cruise ship really like?

Michael Grant has spent a decade on cruise ships, entertaining passengers and sailing the high seas. But is life on a cruise ship as glamorous and carefree as it sounds? We managed to grab ten minutes with Michael to find out what the job's really like. When did you start working on cruise ships? ... Read more

5 city breaks that'll let you escape from Black Friday

The horror (excitement, surely? Ed) of Black Friday is coming soon, and if you’d like to escape the mad frenzy for bargains, we’ve found five suitable mini breaks which will let you unwind without a mad purchasing spree. Well, you’re bound to do a bit shopping - but you won’t be faced with a baying ... Read more