Get a helping hand on your holidays from our health partner, Babylon Health

So you’ve booked your holiday and started counting down the days until you travel. You’ve packed your bag and purchased those little essentials. More than likely, you’re travelling for some time to relax and enjoy yourself at your chosen destination, but you don’t ever imagine falling ill or getting injured on holiday – sadly, these things could happen when you least expect them. Thankfully, you’ve purchased your travel insurance with Columbus Direct, which provides you with instant and free access to our partner, Babylon Health – the digital health service [1]. We’ve been working with Babylo... Read more

20 tips for travelling around the world. Everything you need to know

Round the world holidays are on the bucket list for many, but for those who are making it a reality (or those who just love to day dream) we’ve come up with our best travel tips.  Whether you are on a tight budget or planning a lavish travelling extravaganza, we’ve got you covered to help you stay s... Read more

Best ski resorts USA and Canada for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert (on and off piste)

Thinking of heading to the USA or Canada for your skiing or snowboarding holiday this year? Whether you’re a complete newbie or a seasoned expert, we’ve got you covered with the best resort recommendations for all abilities. BEST RESORTS IN US AND CANADA FOR BEGINNERS KIMBERLY ALPINE RESORT - BRIT... Read more

Top Summer Destinations for British Tourists in 2018

With the summer nearly upon us, it is time to start thinking about that much anticipated sunshine holiday. The world really is our oyster when it comes to deciding on a destination, so where do you start if you haven’t already planned your holiday? Long-haul destinations are tempting during the col... Read more

Where are the best Costa del Sol resorts for summer 2018?

Roll back the clock 10 years, and the Costa del Sol would be one to avoid. Nearly every inch of the coast was occupied by huge multi-storey hotels, uninviting cafés and cheap souvenir shops – it was also often described as “an overdeveloped concrete jungle.” The Spanish government were so worried, t... Read more

Cheaper to fly to New York than take the train to Brighton

The average cost of flying to a holiday destination abroad is 40% cheaper per mile than travelling by train to a UK holiday destination The average cost of flying abroad is 36p per mile, compared to 61p getting a train to a UK holiday destination The average cost per mile of hiring a car and usi... Read more

When is it safe to go scuba diving?

For holidaymakers, scuba diving offers a completely different type of activity which may peak your interest due to your location, the party you’ve travelled with, or simply you just feel like trying something new. In many resorts across the globe, scuba diving is readily available, and often comes ... Read more

Get suitcase savvy this summer

Some people can’t wait to start filling their suitcase ready for a long-anticipated holiday, planning it weeks in advance and making long lists of things they want to take. But, for many of us, packing can be a real chore that comes with the added worry that we’re going to forget an essential item o... Read more

Finding your window seat to the Wonders of the World

You can call them bucket list destinations, or places you think require spending a fortune to get to, but natural and human made wonders around the world are more accessible than ever before. Thanks to affordable air travel and the great tools available to help make savvy travellers out of all of us... Read more

Airlines and Airports to avoid if you don't want a delay

When it comes to holidays, you’d ideally want to be stress free as soon as you clock out of your final shift at work. If you’ve been planning your trip for months, exploring a new city and all the sights that come with it – or whether you’re laid back and heading straight for the beach, you’ll wa... Read more


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