The horse meat scandal has angered and appalled in equal measure. Just be grateful it wasnâ€™t something more sinister that was being surreptitiously shoved into your shepherdâ€™s pie. As these curious culinary creations prove, international cuisine can be pretty darn gruesome at times. (more…)
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Seeing a new country is always exciting. The same cannot always be said for the process of actually getting there.
Itâ€™s no secret that air travel can be stressful. Here to ease the anxiety is GateGuru, an app for iPhones, Android and Windows phones that automatically turns your travel itinerary into a stream of useful day-of-travel information. (more…)
2013 has whirred into action, time for everyone to catch up.
With the Christmas comedown from festive indulgences finally wearing off, we look ahead to a fresh new year of travel. Here are some of our staffâ€™s holiday ambitions for 2013. Leave a comment and share yours too. They say going public is the best way to stick to your resolutions! (more…)
Itâ€™s the start of a new year and most travel blogs are busily sharing their predictions for 2013. But what lies beyond 2013? What does the future of travel look like? Here are some technological innovations that could bring a little sci-fi chic to your future getaways, as predicted by tech gurus Popular Mechanics. (more…)
Question: Whatâ€™s the best way to travel to your holiday destination?
Answer: Ask Rome2rio.
Rome2rio.com is a new website designed to show you the best way to travel anywhere in the world. Input your start and end point and, quick as a flash, Rome2rio will fetch a bundle of different travel options, whether you want to fly, sail, drive or catch a train â€“ or a combination of the whole lot.
Your available travel options are neatly arranged by travel time and ticket cost, linking you to online ticket vendors when possible. Ecologically minded? Rome2rio gives you a breakdown of your share of the CO2 that will be emitted for your planned itinerary, so you can explore the world without it costing the earth. (more…)
World First customer service administrator endures â€˜flight from hellâ€™.
Hands up if you remember My World First.
When we launched our monthly travel writing competition we had no idea how popular it would become. The sheer volume of fantastic entries bombarding our inbox each month eventually forced us to put things on hold while we worked out how best to share our customersâ€™ travel tales.
Weâ€™re just applying some finishing touches to the new look competition. To help get things moving again, we asked members of our customer service team to submit their travel stories. (Nothing like a bunch of Amazon vouchers to stoke a little in-office rivalry.) The winning entry was written by Colin Cuppleditch, who endured what sounds like a truly terrifying flight to Crete in 2005.
Read on, if you dare. (more…)
Should being pregnant hold you back from a holiday?
We donâ€™t think so. Thatâ€™s why if youâ€™re pregnant weâ€™ll give you the same level of travel cover as we give to every other policyholder. We donâ€˜t mind how far into pregnancy you are either. In short, when youâ€™re expecting more than just a great holiday, our pregnancy travel insurance has all the cover you need.
And when we say weâ€™ve thought of everything, we really mean it. Hereâ€™s a quick guide. (more…)
After a certain age, every man learns that prevention is preferable to cure.
You start to pay attention to warranties. You get your car serviced regularly to avoid shelling out on expensive repairs. You leave yourself little reminders to record EastEnders so you donâ€™t have to grovel to your partner when they find out youâ€™ve forgotten.
Gentlemen, the same law applies to your health. And your choice of travel insurance has a part to play too. (more…)
Poland and Ukraine arenâ€™t known for their indigenous population of wild dogs. Itâ€™s perhaps just as well for Roy Hodgson, given that one poor result in the Euros this summer will have the football media queuing up to throw him to the wolves.Â
Yes, against most expectations in the football community, West Bromâ€™s Roy Hodgson will be the man to lead the Three Lions in the Euros this summer. Itâ€™s a surprise appointment. And one that some might call managerial suicide given that the England job has been such a poisoned chalice over the years. But whatever happens to Hodgson, weâ€™ve got the travel insurance that will give you the peace of mind to concentrate on nothing but football if youâ€™re heading out to Poland and Ukraine this summer.
Hereâ€™s a breakdown of what we can give you. Strength in depth? You bet.