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Weird and wonderful facts about Disneyland

The California-based Disneyland Park is the stuff of dreams for kids and adults alike. Not to be confused with Walt Disney World, which is based in Florida, Disneyland Park opened in 1955 and is the only theme park designed and built under Walt Disney's supervision. The park isn't just well-known ... Read more

Ten weird and wonderful facts about Japanese culture

The Japanese culture can be frustrating for some, and fascinating for many, depending on the experiences we encounter in this conservative but highly modernised nation. The degree of cultural differences also varies based on your country of origin, but it is still interesting to know these facets no... Read more

Weird and Wonderful World Records

World records have been referenced since the inception of the Guinness Book of World Records in 1955, and over the 63 years it’s been published there have been a huge amount of world record attempts, some broken and inevitably, some not. You may have watched Guinness World Records on ITV between 19... Read more

10 weird, wonderful and disgusting things about air travel

What happens if someone passes away on a flight? Why do planes really have ashtrays? What happens to bags pompously labelled with 'FRAGILE' stickers, and will tipping get you any freebies? Despite the fact flying is commonplace these days and people tend to use planes as glorified coaches, there's ... Read more

The weird and wonderful world of European dating

We can all agree that dating is a minefield. If you're planning a trip around Europe and you've got your heart set on romancing a few locals, cool your jets - don't start batting your eyelashes until you've taken a look at this handy dating guide by MySingleFriend.com. It's generally accepted that... Read more

The creepiest worldwide theme parks

There's a place where Thorpe Park meets Westworld and if you search a little harder, you can find entertainment dedicated to a rather well-known dictator of the former Soviet Union. You might think we're making this up; we're not. Here are a few of our favourite weird and wonderful theme park desti... Read more

22 fantastic flights you never expected

Frequent flyers may think their aviation knowledge can't be topped, but even the most experienced traveller is unlikely to know that Batman airport is an actual airport in Turkey and only six of Germany's 39 airports generate profit. From weird airport names to mind-boggling figures on delays and c... Read more

Unbelievable places to stay on holiday

Seen one hotel and you've seen them all - here are some weird and wonderful places to stay for inspiration for your next trip: An aeroplane up a tree... Make like Tarzan in this exotic tree-top aeroplane hotel room in exotic Costa Rica.  Part of a larger resort of more standard hotel accommodation,... Read more

The craziest reasons for planes turning around

What kind of events would cause a pilot to turn a plane around? We've had a trawl though the murky depths of the internet, and we've uncovered the strangest reasons flights have been forced to turn around. Top tip - if you're related to someone important, you can pretty much rule the skies. Mind t... Read more

The strangest insurance requests from the archives

We've been trawling through the archives (as you do - at the time of writing, it was a Thursday afternoon), and we've found these gems from 2006. Columbus have been providing travel insurance since 1988, and cover around one million customers a year, so it’s not surprising that over the years that ... Read more

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