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The Foreign & Commonwealth Office reveals its silliest requests

Can you recommend a Scottish chef in Brussels who can make haggis? How do I adjust my antenna to receive English TV channels in Italy? Can you find me cheap flights to New Zealand? These are just some of the recent enquiries the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has received from around the world. ... Read more

Sunburned Brits urged to take care during Sun Awareness Week

It's Sun Awareness Week, and a new study of 1,000 British adults has shown that Brits aren't taking sun safety as seriously as they should. A new study conducted by the British Association of Dermatologists has revealed that nearly three out of four Britons suffered sunburn last year, doubling thei... Read more

How to help stamp out animal cruelty on your travels

When is an animal not an animal? When it's a source of entertainment at the animal's detriment. We've spoken to an expert at World Animal Protection, a charity that is doing what it can to educate and stop people using animals as entertainment for tourists. From dancing bears, trained dolphins to e... Read more

Top tips to ensure you stay safe this festival season

Festival season's almost here - but the fun isn't just limited to the UK. There's so much going on in other countries - and we want to make sure you're always safe, and ready to have fun. We've put together some guidelines which cover the best practices for avoiding theft, injury and illness while ... Read more

Sexism and travel: ABTA's guide to cultural differences and staying safe abroad

Columbus Direct has spoken to ABTA about cultural differences, and how you can avoid coming unstuck during your summer holiday by following a few simple rules. If you're reading this in the UK, you'll be aware that as a rule, we're a pretty tolerant country. However, there are some countries where ... Read more

Ten French habits you should adopt before the year is out

Euro 2016 is almost upon us, and the football tournament of the year will be kicking off with France v Romania on Friday, June 10.  We'll openly admit to being fascinated by the French. Their language is heart-stoppingly beautiful, their food is delicious, and the coffee's far better than the bland... Read more

Discover the truth about sharks and feel safer in the water this summer

The following situation will be familiar to anyone with an over-active imagination. You've swum a fair way from the beach; the sea is cool and deep, you're enjoying the waves and the sounds from the shore. Maybe a ham and cheese toastie is on the cards for lunch. Hang on - what just brushed your fo... Read more

Should you medicate your child before a flight? Parents and medical professionals give their opinion

Medicating children before a long flight or car journey is a hot topic for parents. Whether you’ve got just the one or a large brood, whether they’re well-behaved or a little jumpy, it’s a question that often crosses parents’ minds; and, as expected, it’s hugely controversial. We spoke to some par... Read more

How to avoid injuries while you’re on the slopes

When pro skier Ian McIntosh plunged down a mountain after attempting a ski stunt which went horribly wrong, he fell almost 2,000 feet in under a minute. Luckily, he was relatively unharmed after the fall and was able to walk away, but anyone who saw the video was left in no doubt - skiing can be a d... Read more

Zika virus and your policy: What you need to know

PLEASE NOTE: INFORMATION ONLY APPLIES TO UK POLICIES. The outbreak of the Zika virus has led to many passengers feeling unsure about travelling. The infection, which is spread by mosquito bites, causes symptoms including mild fever, conjunctivitis and headaches. It has already been found in 21 cou... Read more

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