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Sports and activities covered free with Columbus Direct

When we go away on holiday, most of us just want to be to be covered for a relaxing snorkel or a round of golf on our travel insurance. However, what if you're after a little bit more? We cover 150 sports and activities as standard, so if you're seeking a new challenge, we're the right insurer for ... Read more

England best hope for the World Cup

The countdown’s on for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and there’s a queasy mix of excitement and trepidation kicking around. Luis Suarez needing to recover from knee surgery might give England a boost in progressing from their group even though Suarez’s mum has said he’ll be ready in time. Wayne Roone... Read more

Three unusual city breaks you may never have considered

Paris. Berlin. Amsterdam. We all love a city break - but how about finding somewhere that nobody else you know has been to?There are some incredible cities out there that might not spring to mind at first when you decided to go away. Trust us, though - they're worth a visit! Here are three 'unusual'... Read more

New research reveals the world's safest airlines

If you're a nervous flier, you'll love this. German-based company The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre has analysed all serious incidents suffered by airlines since 1983, and has produced this year's Safety Index. That's right - they've listed the safest (and unsafest!) airlines to fly wit... Read more

Unforgettable food: Travel bloggers reveal their favourite meals abroad

What’s your favourite meal - you know, the one you’ll never forget? We’ve rounded up an array of well-known travel bloggers and asked them this - what’s the best meal you’ve had on your travels? You know, the one that you thought about for weeks afterwards and tried, unsuccessfully, to make at home... Read more

Should I stay with Airbnb? Two travellers share very different stories

Have you stayed with Airbnb? What was your experience like? Since its launch in 2008, Airbnb has been a traveller staple - people can avoid the sky-high costs of a hotel and enjoy more privacy and space than at a hostel by staying in their host's spare room or vacated apartment. Of course, this com... 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

Saga show older travellers that the world is their oyster

We've been writing a lot of features on older travellers this week, looking at trends, destinations and staying safe. So, when we approached Saga, who specialise in holidays for older travellers, we knew we'd make a dynamite combo. We've asked them about the benefits and potential pitfalls of older... Read more

How to sustain a holiday romance once you're back home

Few can resist the allure of a holiday romance; the heat, the sea, the bars, the clubs and the cheap-as-chips drinks, coupled with a lack of responsibility, fast-track ‘feelings’ like nobody’s business. Emotions run high, bar tabs run even higher, and before you know it, you’re weeping on an easyJet... Read more

Top 10 best travel destinations for the over 50s

The notion that wanderlust ceases once you turn 50 is alien to us. In fact, we think that's when trips are at their finest. When the whole world is your oyster, it can be pretty difficult to decide on somewhere to go. Here, you'll find our top ten travel destinations for those that are in search of... Read more

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