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Just so you know, the FCO is not directory enquiries

Recent enquiries received by Foreign & Commonwealth Office staff in Spain include a request for Phil Collins’ telephone number, and a man reportedly asked staff to contact his dominatrix after she had left him stranded at the airport The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is attempting to remind... Read more

London to Amsterdam in a flash with Eurostar

In times gone by, your only option to visit the sand dunes and windmills in The Netherlands from the UK, was by air or boat. But now, Eurostar1 are throwing their hat in to the ring with the announcement of twice-daily trains between London St. Pancras International and Amsterdam. The cross-channel... Read more

Chemmy Alcott and The Arctic V smash The Arctic Circle Race 2015

Despite broken skis, strong winds and the occasional faceplant, Chemmy and The Arctic V are in high spirits and are safely back in Sisimiut after the Arctic Circle Race 2015 was drawn to a premature and dramatic close. The group were preparing themselves for day three of the challenge when unexpe... 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

Chemmy Alcott interviews British snowboarder Aimee Fuller

There's no doubt that Aimee Fuller's star is on the rise; in just a few short years, the snowboarder has gone from one of the UK’s most promising competitors to becoming a rather serious force to be reckoned with. Aimee’s no stranger when it comes to staying in control at high speed. Her early love... Read more

Get fit for the slopes with Chemmy Alcott and make the most of the early ski season

The ski season has started, and resorts all over Europe are awaiting their yearly influx of ski enthusiasts. Tempted to take off? Get ready for the slopes in no time by using our Brand Ambassador Chemmy Alcott's set of tried and tested exercises. They're especially good if you'd like to dedicate th... Read more

Top 5 Wacky Winter Sports

When we think of winter sports, images of skiers and snowboarders come to mind - but there really is so much more to the genre.No longer do you have to be able to stay upright on a ski or swoop through the slopes on a snowboard to enjoy the crisp winter air. With the likes of kneeboarding and shovel... Read more

Your Challenge: Get Lost for National Walking Month

May is National Walking month in 2019 – challenging us to get out into the fresh air and walk for at least 20 minutes a day.  Walking is not only good for our metabolism and heart, it can help reduce the risk of dementia and is a natural boost for our mental health too. It’s also one of the best wa... Read more

The world's most terrifying airport landings

OK, OK - we'll admit that the title of this article is a little misleading. Air travel is safe - thrilling, high-powered and often awe-inspiring - but safe. However, that doesn't mean that us mere mortals can't marvel at some of the 'terrifying' aspects of air travel, which most pilots probably fin... Read more

Top 5 Ski Resorts for March 2016

Daniel Elkan is a freelance ski journalist and founder of Snowcarbon, a website about how to travel to ski resorts by train. He’s passionate about helping people choose the best resorts for their ski holidays – and discovering and researching the best places to ski. We asked him to pick the resorts... Read more

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