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Has your passport gone missing? Whether you need to travel urgently or otherwise, here’s clear advice on what you need to do next.

What should you do if you lose or damage your passport?

Has your passport gone missing, been stolen or become damaged? Whether you need to travel urgently or otherwise, here’s clear advice on what you need to do next - in line with the latest advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth …

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Here are some quick tips to help make sure your adventure is the trip of a lifetime

27 top tips for taking your gap year travelling

So it’s time to take that gap year! Here are some quick tips to help make sure your adventure is the trip of a lifetime - and then some. 

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5 of the world’s most interesting snorkelling destinations

Have you been inspired by Blue Planet II recently? Us too. So we decided we’d take a look at some wonderful places to snorkel. Unlike the post we wrote recently about The World’s Finest Snorkelling Spots, we thought this time …

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Travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer? Here’s everything you need to know. 

More and more European resorts are directing tourists in need of medical treatment to private hospitals in exchange for a referral fee. With most travel insurers unable to cover private medical care, it’s leaving travel-lovers facing huge medical bills. 

The frightening foreign medical bills that insurers can’t cover

More and more European resorts are directing tourists in need of medical treatment to private hospitals in exchange for a referral fee. With most travel insurers unable to cover private medical care, it’s leaving travel-lovers facing huge medical bills. 

Do I have to get the right travel insurance cover?

Get the right cover! Walking Spain’s most spectacular hike.

How are you with heights? Good? Then you might like to test them on what is often described as Spain’s most spectacular walk, the Cares Gorge in the Picos de Europa, the impressive limestone mountain range that’s close to the …

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Ever heard of Frederick Banting? The Canadian medical scientist was born on 14th November 1891 - and he’s the reason World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the same date every year. Find out what he did, how it changed history and the strong message that World Diabetes Day has for its global audience of one billion people. 

World Diabetes Day 2017 has a message for every woman on the planet

Ever heard of Frederick Banting? The Canadian medical scientist was born on 14th November 1891 - and he’s the reason World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the same date every year. Find out what he did, how it changed history …

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tips for buying a property abroad

Thinking of buying property abroad? Here are some tips.

Whether it’s a second home somewhere sunny or you’re relocating to start a brand new life in foreign climes, there’s a lot to think about when you’re buying property abroad. Here’s some advice. 

how to reduce your risk from terrorism

How to reduce your risk from terrorism while on holiday

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has released guidelines to help British travellers stay safe from - and take action against - the risk of terrorism while on holiday. Here’s a summary of what you should know. 

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Holiday tips for travellers with mental health needs

Anyone can get stressed or nervous when it comes to preparing for a holiday. But when you are living with mental health needs, there are a few extra things to consider to help make sure your trip is the relaxing, …

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