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World Haemophilia Day: Reaching out to the 75%

What is haemophilia? Why is the condition associated with the Royal Family? And why is it so difficult to get haemophilia travel insurance? Here to help raise awareness and help millions of people get the treatment they need is World …

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World Parkinson’s Day 2018 has a message for you...

World Parkinson’s Day 2018 has a message for you…

World Parkinson’s Day 2018 takes place on Wednesday 11th April. And it’s all about sharing one simple message: a diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to give up your hobbies. That includes your love of holidays. 

As anyone who has visited Thailand will know, scooters are a dangerous way of getting from A to B at the best of times. But when you’ve never even ridden a scooter before? Forget about it...

Am I covered to ride a scooter in Thailand? – Your questions answered

As anyone who has visited Thailand will know, scooters are a dangerous way of getting from A to B at the best of times. But when you’ve never even ridden a scooter before? Forget about it...

Autism travel insurance and World Autism Awareness Week 2018

Autism is one of those conditions that almost everyone has heard of. But how many people really understand it? 

Some people believe the name Easter harks back to German pagan traditions celebrating the goddess Eostra. She was revered for bringing spring and fertility on the spring equinox, with rabbits used to symbolise her.

Where does the Easter bunny live? (It’s closer to home than Santa.)

You know where St Nicholas lives. That’s well documented. As for the Easter Bunny? Hmm, that’s a tough one. But we’ve got a hunch - and it’s closer to home than Lapland. Let’s take a look at the evidence...

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You should wear something purple on 26th March. Here’s why.

Epilepsy affects 50 million people around the world. In around 50% of patients, the root cause of the condition is unknown. What if you could raise awareness of epilepsy and help to fund research simply by paying sartorial homage to …

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5 of Europe’s most beautiful forests

5 of Europe’s most beautiful forests

The quintessential holiday haunt for most travel-lovers is the beach. But Europe has way more than shore to explore. Join us as we take a stomp around some of Europe’s most beautiful forests. 

A new EU initiative has been announced to give up to 20,000 18-year-olds European interrail tickets for free. It gives you the chance to discover a whopping thirty countries across an entire continent without paying a penny for the journey. Not bad for something worth around £415. 

How to get a free interrail ticket for your 18th birthday

A new EU initiative has been announced to give up to 20,000 18-year-olds European interrail tickets for free. It gives you the chance to discover a whopping thirty countries across an entire continent without paying a penny for the journey. …

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5 of the world’s most spectacular wetlands

5 of the world’s most spectacular wetlands

Early February marked World Wetlands Day, a day that recognises the 1971 Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Since then governments and local groups have used the date to bring awareness and education to their respective nations …

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Travel insurance: what to do if the Beast from the East affects your flight plans

The now infamous Beast from the East has brought snow, ice and manifest travel disruption to much of the UK. Where do you stand if this monster snap of weather impacts your holiday plans? 

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