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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

Travel trends changing shorter, city breaks

In 2016, UK residents went on over 70.8 million holidays abroad, which is a 68% rise from the 42 million trips taken in 1996. The way the world travels is forever changing in order to keep up with new trends and excursions. One of those changes in trends is the decrease in the traditional two-week ... Read more

Why do Americans celebrate Thanksgiving and where to go for the best experience?

Thanksgiving has become an annual tradition in the United States, and it often overshadows Christmas Day as the biggest holiday in the country. It is held on the last Thursday of November each year and usually sees families and friends getting together to eat a turkey dinner and give thanks for wha... Read more

Columbus Direct debunks the top holiday myths

We've taken a look at some travel-related myths and looked at whether you should pay any attention to them or not. If you've ever had a holiday fear which you think is irrational, we'll put you straight here. Is it safe to swim after eating? Sorry, parents - that old 'wait an hour' rule is dead in... Read more

Twenty-four little-known facts about the Euro 2016 countries

Even if you’re not a football fan, you can’t have missed the build-up to Euro 2016. This Friday, it’s all kicking off – and 24 countries will go head to head to battle for the top spot. There’s such an eclectic mix of countries taking part, we thought it would be good idea to find out some little-k... Read more

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