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Holiday insurance and extreme sports: What do you need to know?

Adventure holidays are all about exploring new and thrilling ways to have fun. You might want to try scuba diving, jet-skiing, deep-sea fishing or zorbing – the excitement’s yours for the taking. The only limit is your imagination! We believe that you should be able to get out there and make the mo... Read more

Buon appetito! How to find the best budget-friendly food in Rome

Italy’s a favourite travel destination for Brits – but it can be a somewhat-pricy destination. Holiday’s aren’t the time to start stockpiling your savings – after all, you’re there to have fun – but finding a bargain is a great idea. Plus, if you’re after some really tasty food, expense doesn’t alwa... Read more

Travel debate: Should flights have a separate area for families?

Travelling with children is always a touchy subject. Whether you're a parent or not, it's an issue that divides opinion more easily than whether or not to eat food that's fallen on the floor, and it's a subject dear to many travellers' hearts. The next time you're going through Passport Control, s... Read more

The stupidest things that tourists have ever done on their holidays

Tourists are, by and large, a benign bunch. They may never stand on the right side of the escalators and they're perennially confused by the menu in McDonald's (the Big Macs are smaller in the UK, you're right), but they're mostly friendly, fun people who just want to broaden their horizons and see ... Read more

Giving uni a miss this year? Here are the best places to take a Gap Year in 2016

So, let's get this straight - you've decided you'd like to see the world before knuckling down to three years of university education. But you're not sure where to go. Thanks to the magic of online surveys, interviews and careful analysis, travel company Real Gap Experience have found that, predict... Read more

The Arctic V reveal their training tips for The Arctic Circle Race

Let us make ourselves absolutely clear - The Arctic Circle Race will be the toughest test The Arctic V have faced yet. The three-day challenge will take it out of our five intrepid athletes - so it’s vital that they train well. We spoke to Max Willcocks about the training that they’re undergoing,... Read more

Freak snowfall and avalanche fears leave thousands of Brits trapped in Austria

Freak snowfall and avalanche fears left thousands of British tourists trapped in ski resorts in the Austrian Alps last night. More than 1,000 Brits are stranded in the town of Ischgl alone, but many more are believed to be stuck in ski resorts Galtur, St Anton and Arlberg. The Tyrol region has seen... Read more

Deadly tornado strikes Texas town of Granbury

16 May 2013 Last updated at 06:11 GMTTornadoes touched down several times in northern Texas.A tornado has ripped through a town in the US state of Texas, resulting in six deaths, officials say.Homes were destroyed when the tornado hit Granbury, 70 miles (110km) west of Dallas, late on Wednesday. Loc... Read more

Avalanche Dangers

Avalanches are a way of life in the mountains. There are many risk factors but, if you take note of some sensible pointers, you will have minimised any risk as much as you possibly can. Avalanches occur because snow is deposited in successive layers during the winter and then, subsequently, one lay... Read more

Budget-friendly city breaks this May bank holiday

With the next May bank holiday fast approaching, a cheeky city break is probably starting to look very appealing. Cheap, frequent flights will take you to cities all over Europe, so you can make the most of the long weekend and get away for a few days without having to rob a bank. The big decision ... Read more

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