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Eight unusual wine making regions around the world

Think wine and, most of us anyway, immediately think of the major wine producing countries such as France, Spain and Italy. Those who think of themselves as modern connoisseurs may think Australia, America and Chile. The fact is that there are very few countries who don't produce wine now, and they ... Read more

5 Places to Jet to For a Late Summer Break

There is a lot to be said for jetting off on a late summer break. To start with you will save a lot of money compared to if you travelled in the peak months. Secondly, the resorts will be quieter so you have a better chance of securing a good spot by the pool and on the beach. You can also get a tan... Read more

Ten Famous Landmarks – You’ve (probably) Never Heard Of

Some of you will look at this title and immediately think it is a contradiction of terms. After all, the definition of the word famous is ‘known by many’. However, these are landmarks known by many who live next to them or in the same area; just their fame hasn't stretched much further. With that in... Read more

The ultimate guide to 2015's best festivals

The word 'festival' almost invariably brings to mind images of welly-clad punters squelching through the mud 'somewhere, somewhere in a field in Hampshire' (as Pulp so memorably put it). Just thinking that festivals start and end with the likes of Glastonbury is to do the others a disservice. After... Read more

Paris minibreak guide: How to do the city in five days

Heading to France's capital for Euro 2016? If you're tying in your visit with a trip to Paris, here's how to make the most of your time in the capital. Paris is full of beautiful buildings, vibrant culture and lots to see and do, and it can be tough trying to decide what you should do first. So, we... Read more

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

Greece is listed as a top 10 destination for Brits to visit this year according to 2014 ABTA Travel Trends, and with cosmopolitan islands and great value for money, it’s as clear as the waters surrounding it why. From the dazzling cultural beauty of Spartan ruins to spectacular white sand beaches an... Read more

Best places to use up your remaining holiday allowance

The end of the year is getting closer and closer, but you still haven't used all your holiday allowance. If you don't use it up, you'll risk losing it altogether. Our solution, you ask? Use it on a holiday. I mean come on, you've been working hard all year, you surely deserve another break? You may... 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

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

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

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