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Holidaying Brits choose to avoid going away with their families

Behold - it is the summertime; typically, a time when families head abroad together for a week of fun in the sun. However, it's clear that not everyone is intent on playing happy families; a new study commissioned by Momondo which interviewed 1,000 Brits has found that just 3% preferred to travel w... Read more

The Donkey Sanctuary urges UK tourists to take steps against animal cruelty this summer

Travel can open your eyes to the world in ways you've never expected - and you may, occasionally, see some sights which may not sit easily with you. Tourists will often come across donkeys on holiday, but is their work in the tourism trade causing them to suffer? We decided to speak to The Donkey ... Read more

Top 5 Winter sports; with a difference

While most people who go on winter sports holidays usually stick to the skiing and snowboarding, there’s plenty more out there for you to try when your legs become a bit weary. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most fun alternatives for you to try out, and what’s more, they’re all included in ... Read more

Doors to manual: What was working as cabin crew in the 1970s and 1980s like?

Even though we’re all still fascinated by the world of air travel, who doesn’t wonder about the glamour of yesteryear? We’ve spoken to two members of cabin crew who worked in the 1970s and 1980s. Jaqui Perry worked as cabin crew from 1968 to 1971 for British United Airways, which then became Briti... Read more

Off piste Skiing and Avalanche Dangers

Avalanches are a way of life in the mountains. There are many risk factors but, if you take note of some sensible pointers, you will have minimised any risk as much as you possibly can.Avalanches occur because snow is deposited in successive layers during the winter and then, subsequently, one layer... Read more

Ten of the weirdest and most useless baby inventions ever created

With the nation gripped by Royal Baby Fever Part 2 here at Columbus Direct, we have decided to look at ten of the weirdest and most useless baby inventions. These a great way to keep your kids entertained while on holiday. Possibly. We make no promises. Baby Mop If you’re anything like us on hol... Read more

Tops tips for packing light

Sometimes it can be very tricky to pack light. You start off with good intentions; telling yourself you won't take much but before you know it, you've packed almost your entire wardrobe into your suitcase. Recent research by Debenhams found that women over-pack by two thirds when they go away, with ... Read more

Ten bizarre facts about the Tour de France

Running from July 4th to July 26th, the 102nd Tour de France promises to be a terrific event - and cycling fans worldwide are already gearing up for weeks of wheely, wheely good fun. (Sorry). The Tour will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,360km. However, that's not the o... Read more

Dealing with one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year

The summer holidays are in full swing and as we approach the tail-end of July and August, you and the kids may well be flocking to your nearest airport to head abroad for a week or two.ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) estimates that 2 million UK travellers will head overseas on the last w... Read more

The household life hacks you shouldn't be without

Your home is your sanctuary, and you want to keep it - and your belongings - safe and protected.  Well, that's where we come in - our home insurance is top dog, and we'll make sure that the things that matter to you are looked after. However, what about all the little everyday irritations which yo... Read more

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