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How to travel with medication

Taking your meds on holiday? How to avoid trouble abroad.

Imagine the scene. You’re looking forward to a holiday. You’ve been saving for months and looking forward to it for an age. You’ve spoken to your doctor, got the right medical travel insurance and made sure you’ve got enough medication …

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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. 

swimming in a cenote waterhole in Mexico

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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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. 

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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. 

Need specific cover?

Need specific cover? It might be better to call us.

Expensive holiday? Valuable luggage? These days, most people tend to buy their travel insurance online. But if you’re looking for something specialist or super-comprehensive, take note that we can cover much more over the phone than we can online. Allow …

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How often do we really go on holiday?

How often do we really go on holiday?

Two things we Brits hate to be without: a cup of tea and regular travel. Jetting off somewhere special is a British obsession. But how often do we really go on holiday - and how much time do we spend …

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Can you guess the most popular way to travel while on holiday?

Can you guess the most popular way to travel while on holiday?

Can you guess the most popular way to travel while on holiday? Round round get around, you get around. But what’s your favourite way to get from place to place while you’re on holiday? We asked you, here’s what you …

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Survey results: What gadgets do you take on holiday?

The modern world is full of weird and wonderful gadgets and gizmos. But which are you most likely to take on holiday? We asked 1,373 travel-lovers that very question - and here’s what we found out. 

Advice for travellers affected by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has hit land and is causing widespread disruption across the Caribbean and beyond. Here’s the latest advice for travellers affected by the storm.