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The Sunbird’s Survival Guide.

Ten tips for taking off for an extended winter holiday. Listen carefully. What do you hear? Is that the sound of sun seeking Brits – our very own sunbirds and swallows - stretching their wings before they head south for …

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World trouble spots. How ‘essential’ is your holiday?

World trouble spots. How ‘essential’ is your holiday? You’d have to have been hiding under a rock to not know that things have not been going well in Egypt recently. It is a dangerous place to be right now. Actually, …

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Autumn is here! Time to go AWOL!

Autumn is here! Time to go AWOL! Love it or loathe it, the autumn is upon us. For some it means that the good times of summer are over and it’s time to head back to work, school or college. …

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A grey gap year. On a shoestring? Only if you have to!

If you’ve been reading the news recently then you may have heard that a number of high profile heads of global businesses have announced that they are taking time out from being captains of industry to pursue other things. The …

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Are you one of the 10% who could be at risk of losing £100,000 next holiday?

Are you one of the 10% who could be at risk of losing £100,000 next holiday? The annual dash for some holiday sun isn’t far off a national obsession. Good job most people know how important it is to pack …

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Reliable travel insurance with your current account? Don’t bank on it.

  Reliable travel insurance with your current account? Don’t bank on it. We hear our fair share of travel insurance horror stories. Yet sometimes the worst examples aren’t from happy-go-lucky holidaymakers who ignore the importance of travel insurance, but from …

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Where to find the world’s most spectacular train journeys

Where to find the world’s most spectacular train journeys What springs to mind when you think of rail travel? Overcrowded carriages? Delayed departures? Hark back to the 1920s and 1930s - the golden age of luxury rail travel - and …

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Is this the death of the Travel bucket list?

Is this the death of the Travel bucket list ? It’s become a favourite weapon in the linguistic arsenal of travel bloggers across the globe, but the term ‘bucket list’ could soon be canned from the English language. That’s if …

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Could holidays help you live longer?

Could holidays help you live longer? Most people need little persuading when it comes to taking a holiday. Getting away from it all? It’s the perfect tonic to a weary heart. But are there any physical health benefits to holidays? …

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Spend time comparing senior travel insurance. (Or see why our customers like ours.)

Spend time comparing senior travel insurance Many people squeeze in their search for travel insurance purchase when they have five minutes to spare, rather than taking the time to weigh up the pros and cons of different policies. Does that …

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