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Evacuation and flight cancellations after volcano eruption in Chile

Despite having been dormant for over 40 years, the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours. Worried authorities have declared a red alert, and nearly 4,000 people within a 12 mile radius have been evacuated. The popular tourist towns of Puerto Montt and Puert... Read more

Five things you’ve always wanted to know about America – but were too afraid to ask

It’s easy to remember we’re in a position of power when we spot gaps in Americans’ knowledge of the UK. “Oh, how droll,” we chuckle, when news reports refer to ‘London, England’. We cast pitying glances when we spot them struggling with negotiating their way around Heathrow. We watch films like Ind... Read more

Grab a bargain - not more than you bargained for

Do you know the real cost of having no insurance? As British nationals look to bag a European bargain break this year due to favourable exchange rates, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is urging holidaymakers to be better prepared for trips abroad. Travelling abroad uninsured can cost thousands... Read more

Cyclone Evan leaves trail of destruction in Fiji

The biggest cyclone to hit Fiji in 20 years has caused havoc after battering the Pacific nation with winds topping 200km/h (125 mph). Thousands of people hid in evacuation centres when the category-four storm hit on Monday, wrecking homes, cutting power and causing flash floods. The cyclone has si... Read more

The best places to travel to for an Autumn holiday

Autumn isn’t always the most popular time of year for travellers, despite there being plenty of beautiful locations and fun activities to experience. The period between September and November can also be a cheaper time for people to go on holiday, and there are still plenty of warm areas that you c... Read more

Argentina and Chile order evacuation of Copahue volcano

Residents living near Copahue were also evacuated last year after the volcano eruptedChile and Argentina have ordered the evacuation of some 3,000 people living near the Copahue volcano in the south of their shared border. The authorities in both countries issued a red alert - the highest possible -... Read more

Brazilian airlines to resume flying after Chilean ash cloud lifts

Brazilian airlines say they are resuming their flights to Argentina and Uruguay after a daylong suspension provoked by ash clouds from a volcano in southern Chile. The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano has been sporadically active since June. Ash clouds reappeared on Sunday, forcing several airlines in... Read more

Crisis worsens in Thailand as flood waters near Bangkok

Britain’s Foreign Office yesterday (Wednesday 26th October) warned against all but essential travel to Bangkok after the worst flood crises for nearly 60 years is set to worsen. Run off water from Thailand’s flooded central plains is heading for the capital and mixed with seasonal high tides will m... Read more

US spring snow storm moves east after Midwestern havoc

A spring storm that brought as much as 17in (43 cm) of snow to parts of the US Midwest is moving east. Up to ten inches are expected in parts of Pennsylvania, with lesser totals forecast from southern New York to the states of the mid-Atlantic region. The storm was blamed over the weekend for a se... Read more

Foreign Travel Insurance: Caution and Common Sense for Holidays in Portugal

There’s a freedom in Portugal that infiltrates your senses and gives you tingles. Strolling from Unesco world heritage sites, challenging hiking trails, some of Europe’s finest beaches, medieval houses, Roman temples, through Moorish alleys, Portugal has it all bathed in year-round sunshine. What is... Read more

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