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Five backpacker life hacks to take around the globe

Backpacking around the world is one of those experiences that everyone should enjoy - and the great thing is that taking a gap year is no longer the sole preserve of young people.No matter what your age, you'll need to be really clever about what you fill your trusty backpack with, as space is limit... Read more

Insurance fraudster ordered to pay back thousands of pounds

A former City insurance employee who made six sham insurance claims to fund jaunts around the world has been handed a suspended jail term and ordered to repay tens of thousands of pounds to his victims at the Old Bailey. Jay Martin Solder, 28, had previously admitted making four fake travel insuran... 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

How can you get your confidence back after a skiing injury?

An accident while you’re skiing or snowboarding is a life-changing event; even if you only suffer a small injury, it can take months to get back to where you were physically - and getting your confidence back can take even longer. Greg Hill has a lifetime of skiing experience. He won the Whistler R... Read more

The ten most annoying things backpackers do and say

Backpacking is great. We're all for it. In fact, if you have the time and the resources, book your ticket today; we'll guarantee it'll be the best money you'll ever spend. If you've spent much time on the road, you'll be aware that backpackers are a mixed bag. On the whole, they're a lot of fun and... Read more

Solo female travellers: Making your trip safe and memorable

If you're a woman who's chosen to travel alone, it can be one of the most fulfilling, rewarding and exciting things you'll ever do. Sorting out backpacker insurance, drawing up an itinerary and choosing a destination is exciting, but it is vital to remember that whether you're away for a week or fo... Read more

Columbus Sponsors Selsdon Little League in Croydon

The Selsdon Little League in Croydon is a great place for kids aged 7-13 years old to play football and netball in a fun and friendly environment. Run entirely by volunteers, Selsdon Little League provides a place for families to come along on Saturday mornings and enjoy meeting other parents and th... Read more

The rise of the grey gappers

Move over student backpackers, there's a new kind of traveller in town (or should that be 'on the plane?'). Yes, the 'grey gappers' have arrived, and they're taking the travel industry by storm. What's a grey gapper? This somewhat derogatory term refers to a growing group of over-55-year olds who ... Read more

What does your luggage say about you?

Whenever we travel, most of us like to take a few steps to give our fellow holidaymakers a favourable impression of the Brit Abroad: buying new clothes, learning some key local phrases, dropping a few pounds or keeping the kids in check. No one wants to be that family or couple that everyone steers ... 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

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