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Why you need life insurance

If you think that you can forego life insurance, think again.It's true that it has a few other functions - for instance, protecting key employees in businesses and paying potential estate taxes. However, most people will buy it to protect their loved ones in case something happens to them.It's a mor... Read more

Six reasons why life insurance is a better gift than an Xbox

OK, OK - you're a bit confused by the title. Fair enough. We're being serious, though. A life insurance policy is a valuable asset, and although it's not necessarily as fun as an Xbox, it's a gift that'll take care of your favourite people if the worst should happen. If you're thinking about treati... Read more

Life as a pilot: What’s working for easyJet like?

Steve Hochkins has been working for easyJet for twelve and a half years, and has worked as a professional pilot for 33 years. His career in aviation started with the Air Cadets when he was 13, and very soon after joining he realised he’d like to be a pilot. Post A-levels, he joined the RAF, where h... Read more

What’s life like as an air traffic controller?

For most of us, air traffic control is a bit of a mystery. People we don’t know sit in a tower at the airport or in a control centre, guiding planes from their parking spaces and throughout their flight. But what’s the job like? Is it stressful? What kind of people make the best controllers - and is... Read more

What does your luggage say about you?

Whenever we travel, most of us like to take a few steps to give our fellow holidaymakers a favourable impression of the Brit Abroad: buying new clothes, learning some key local phrases, dropping a few pounds or keeping the kids in check. No one wants to be that family or couple that everyone steers ... Read more

Chalet host life: What's it like?

Emily, 27, is a primary school teacher these days, but during the winter of 2010 and the spring of 2011 she worked in Val d’Isere as a chalet host for six months. She was 21 when she took the job, and although she loves her life as a teacher, she looks back fondly on her days of serving tea in bed ... Read more

Five backpacker life hacks to take around the globe

Backpacking around the world is one of those experiences that everyone should enjoy - and the great thing is that taking a gap year is no longer the sole preserve of young people.No matter what your age, you'll need to be really clever about what you fill your trusty backpack with, as space is limit... Read more

What our customers say...

It’s always lovely to receive letters and emails from our customers, especially when there is a happy ending to what has been a difficult holiday experience. Here is a selection of some of the recent communications we’ve received. A mother’s worst nightmare: 'I would just like to thank you for al... Read more

What should you pack for a ski trip?

Your ski trip is finally booked, and now the countdown begins. Get in. However, do you know what should you pack to ensure you stay toasty and dry all day long? Here's our handy guide to making sure you don't forget any essentials for your ski holiday of a lifetime. Over to you, Chemmy... Packing... Read more

Tunisia attacks: What you need to know, and what your insurance covers

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have amended their advice to say that no travel should take place to Tunisia unless essential. Read their latest travel advice here. Currently tour operators are flying customers home, and cancelling further trips to Tunisia. Airlines are also engaged in b... Read more

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