Drowning Awareness Week. Helping to keep us safe in the water.

Did you know that accidental drowning causes more than 400 deaths every year in the UK and is the third most common cause of accidental death in children? It’s staggering isn’t it? Despite the presence of lifeguards on many of …

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The 100% truth about travel insurance from the FCO.

The 100% truth about travel insurance from the FCO. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), through their 'Know Before You Go' website, recently put out an infographic about travel insurance. Designed to shock people into thinking more carefully about travel …

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Prepare for the unexpected: 10 tips for a safer holiday

Prepare for the unexpected: 10 tips for a safer holiday A little preparation at home goes a long way to helping you stay safe on holiday. ‘It will never happen to me.’ That’s what most people think when considering the …

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The Quirky Traveller’s Favourite Travel Destinations

The Isle of Man: this unspoilt gem lies off the coast of Ireland and NW England and has Gaelic connections with Ireland and Scotland. It’s like stepping back in time to a world where life was lived at a more leisurely pace – except when the world famous TT Races take place and then the island is alive to the roar of thousands of motorbikes and the pace definitely speeds up.

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How e-readers will change your holiday reading forever

The new 3G Kindle will store up to 3500 ebooks and weighs less than a paperback. That’s remarkable isn’t it? All you have to do is pop it in your hand luggage and you’re away. And if you were worried that you might run out of reading material you can download new ebooks in about a minute as long as you’ve got a 3G signal or wireless connection.

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The World First Weekly Wander

Busy day today? Too stretched to catch up on the best in travel news and writing? Manic Monday making it impossible to manage those blog feeds? Don’t panic. The World First Weekly Wander is our very own weekly breakdown of the best travel based web content. It’s compiled by our very own Tristan Rothwell ( @WFTristan for all you tweeters). So sit back and let him do all the work.

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Thinking of travelling without insurance? The FCO say think again.

Thinking of travelling without insurance? The FCO say think again. With over five million Brits now living abroad, more and more of us are taking the opportunity to use our holiday allowance to visit friends and family in foreign climes. …

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Sharm El Sheikh – Now that it’s safe to go back in the water…

Sharm El Sheikh beaches re-open

Following the spate of shark attacks in Sharm El Sheikh, which saw the death of one tourist and four others injured, the Egyptian authorities have re-opened all of the resort’s beaches.

For holiday makers looking for the unique thrill of diving in clear Egyptian waters this will come as good news. And, with restrictions in place to keep holiday makers safe, the Egyptian authorities are confident that no more attacks will occur.

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Diving for novices and people with medical conditions

Taking off for a winter sun holiday? No doubt you’ll want to make the most of every opportunity that comes along. And what is a beach holiday without getting in the water? Exactly. If you’re the type of person who can’t lie on a sun bed all day then scuba diving must be the ultimate sea going thrill. It’s not something you’d ever consider in the UK ( for obvious reasons) but on a winter sun holiday, when the air temperature is 28 degrees and the sea temperature is 20 degrees or more, who could resist?

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Boosting your half term holiday fun

There are always going to be things that you must have when travelling. Passport, tickets, money, the usual. Family travel insurance is also one of them. You could call it an essential. But did you know that having a car booster seat is essential – as it is in the UK - if you intent to drive anywhere in Europe? It is law in Europe for children between the ages of 3 and 12 (unless they are taller than 135cm) to have an age-appropriate car seat. So if you fly-drive it’s something you’ve either got to take with you or hire when you get there.

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