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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 cats who took solo travel to the next level

They wander to the end of the garden. They wander to the end of the street. And sometimes you receive a weary phone call. ‘Hello? Is that Mouser’s owner? He’s at my place in [insert next town], eating my cat’s food and sleeping in my child's bed.’ Cats enjoy a bit of a mooch; this much is true. But... Read more

Best Places to Heal a Broken Heart

It can seem like vacations are for lovers. Honeymoons, babymoons, engagement trips, romantic getaways are everywhere. Cities like Paris and Rome promise holidays for the heart and posts of couples drawing hearts in the sand in the Maldives clutter up social feeds. What about those grieving a failed... Read more

How will Brexit affect European travel?

On June 23, Britain will vote to decide whether or not we stay in the EU.  It's been a hotly-contested debate so far, with both parties claiming they know what's best for our economy, our jobs, our savings, and our laws. We decided to wade into the debate, and take a look at how leaving the Europe... Read more

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

There’s a freedom in Portugal that infiltrates your senses and gives you tingles. Strolling from Unesco world heritage sites, challenging hiking trails, some of Europe’s finest beaches, medieval houses, Roman temples, through Moorish alleys, Portugal has it all bathed in year-round sunshine. What is... Read more

Travel advice for over 65s: Staying safe, the best destinations and life hacks

It's generally known that age isn’t anything but a number - and we couldn’t agree more. There’s been a huge increase in the number of older people saying ‘Pah!’ to their advancing years, and seeing the world. Which is great. However, being an older traveller brings its own set of advantages and dis... Read more

Staying safe on a singles holiday

A singles holiday can be so much fun and present plenty of opportunities to meet new people and perhaps even meet that 'special someone'. However, if you're traveling abroad solo, it's important to take a few precautionary steps to ensure that you stay safe. Sometimes guys can feel invincible when ... Read more

Discover hidden Cuba with our handy guide

Have you been to Cuba? It’s one of April’s top holiday destinations, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s gorgeous to look at, yet unmistakably worn down by the years. It’s not glossy, but it’s managed to maintain an air of subtle glamour. It’s where you’ll have the best fun of your life - but you’ve... Read more

Travelling as a family? Your questions answered

Going away as a family is the last word in relaxation; you’re all together, doing what you love, and enjoying some quality time. We’re here to make sure you feel protected on your trip, so you can make the most of your time away. Got any queries about Columbus Direct holiday insurance for children?... Read more

How to successfully go on holiday with an ex-partner

Travel and relationships normally work well together - but what happens when you and your ex-partner find yourself going ahead with a holiday? Whatever your reason for taking the trip, from an inability to change details or unwillingness to miss a break you've been looking forward to, the new dynam... Read more

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