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Where to travel with a Young Family

Travelling shouldn’t be stressful. You’re booking a holiday to get away and explore, or relax for a week or two (or longer if you’re lucky). If you’re travelling with a new born baby or young child, it’s very possible that you’ll have no experience in this (unless you’ve got older children too), and... Read more

Top unexplored parts of the world Part 2

Following on from our first list of great unexplored places on earth, here are another 6 that will make you either want to rush off and explore them yourselves or find out a bit more about them online. The latter is highly recommended. The next 6 in our list cover all areas of the globe and vary gre... Read more

World Malaria Day: What is it, and how can you avoid catching it?

Here's the lowdown on the killer disease that around 2,000 UK travellers contract every year. What is malaria? Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes; it can be fatal if not caught and treated in time. Those infected are dealing with a parasite in their blood; an intermittent f... Read more

Chikungunya virus: What you need to know

There has been an outbreak of the Chikungunya virus in the Caribbean. The mosquito-borne virus, which has no preventative vaccine, was reported for the first time in December 2013 in Saint Martin. It is now prevalent throughout the islands, including areas such as Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, S... Read more

New York shopping: What are the top spots?

Shopping trips have long been a staple vacation for ladies around the world and when it comes to ideal locations, New York City must be in the top five. Filled with a variety of budget, mid-range and designer outlets, it's a buyer's paradise and a firm favourite with die-hard shoppers. Make no mista... Read more

Twenty-four little-known facts about the Euro 2016 countries

Even if you’re not a football fan, you can’t have missed the build-up to Euro 2016. This Friday, it’s all kicking off – and 24 countries will go head to head to battle for the top spot. There’s such an eclectic mix of countries taking part, we thought it would be good idea to find out some little-k... Read more

Jonathan and Angela Scott from Big Cat Diary talk big cats, Cecil the lion and the future of conservation

When the news broke that Cecil the lion had been killed by recreational big game hunter Walter Palmer, there was a worldwide outcry. Politicians and celebrities waded into the argument, and Palmer and his wife went into hiding. Talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel helped raise $150,000 in donations in less ... Read more

Easter flight delays: Columbus Direct offers customers free lounge access

We can’t wait for the upcoming Easter holidays - and we bet that you can’t, either. Will you be planning on exploring a new city, making the most of the last few days of skiing, or sunning yourself on a beach? Either way, the Easter break is a great opportunity to unwind. Whether you’re heading awa... Read more

UK severe weather - January 2013

The Australian state of Queensland is still dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Oswald, but new alerts have been issued for even more tornadoes and flooding.Severe weather warnings are in place stretching from central Queensland to the New South Wales border.Columbus Direct customers who have purc... 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

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