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12 of the Strangest Food Events Around the World-Pt 2

Having delved into the murky world of peculiar food events from across the globe, we found there were more odd eating activities going on than we expected, so we are back with another six very strange food festivals, holidays and events. So, without further ado, here are more of the culinary odditi... Read more

The 5 Best Safari Countries

When it comes to adventure holidays, they don’t come much bigger and better than a safari. While there are many kinds of safaris, the word safari will always be synonymous with exploring the wilds of Africa in search of the animals you find nowhere else on earth. Here we look at the 5 best safari co... Read more

Announcement: Happy to Go There Competition Winner

Primary School Teacher Danni Didcock is our ‘Happy to Go There’ Competition Winner! We’re very pleased to announce that kissing a frog might just win you an iPad, well it did for Teacher Danni. While on holiday in Miami, Danni and her fiancée booked a tour of the Everglades on an airboat. Looking ... Read more

Travel vaccinations - are you prepared?

Going on holiday is an exciting event, but it necessitates a lot of advance planning. First there's booking the time off work, then you'll need to locate the passports. Next, there's arranging airport transfers, getting medical travel insurance and buying your holiday essentials. That's not to menti... Read more

The ten strangest items ever seized at customs

If you've ever been caught trying to smuggle a large bottle of perfume or a smelly foodstuff through customs and you've been caught, you'll probably remember the shame. The look in the official's eyes as they found your contraband item. The embarrassment you felt as it was consigned to the bin.Howev... Read more

The best places to take your kids this October half term

October half-term is coming up (it's Monday, October 27 - Friday, October 31, if you don't know the dates), and we bet you're worrying about what to do with your offspring. However, help is at hand, Londoners - here is a guide to keeping the smaller people entertained... Free museums: The V&A:... Read more

What you need to know about Ebola and travel

Please note: If you've got any questions about your travel insurance and how Ebola might affect your journey, tweet us @Columbus_Direct with your questions.Passengers arriving in the UK from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will have their temperatures tested for suspected Ebola at Heathrow terminal... Read more

Six travel mistakes that could cost you your holiday

Everyone occasionally makes the odd mistake - but this lot take the biscuit. Travelling is the best time to let your hair down and experience a certain degree of freedom; but it doesn't mean that you're above the law the minute you leave the country.. It's still important to respect your surroundin... Read more

The best things to do in Berlin this spring

It's only a 90 minute flight away, and it's a much-loved destination for honeymooners, backpackers, grey gappers and everyone in between. The 'sexy but poor' city of Berlin has to be seen to be believed; if you're heading there this spring, here are the best attractions to take it. Brandenburger To... Read more

How to travel like a hipster

Hipsters, whether you like it or not, are here to stay. And sometimes they'll even squander some of their hard-earned start-up cash on an easyJet ticket and leave the UK, much like the rest of us - although we'll admit that's pretty mainstream. If you want to spread your personal brand of cool arou... Read more

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