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Has your fear of flying killed your holiday plans?

Are you among the many thousands of people who won’t be jetting off to their dream destinations this summer because of a fear of flying? According to Anxiety UK an estimated 1 in 10 people in the UK are afraid …

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Booking your 2018 holiday? Why you need to book your travel cover too.

It’s that time again! Now that Christmas is over it’s time to turn our thoughts to the year ahead. And that means HOLIDAYS!!! Nowadays we do it on our tablets and laptops instead of wading through piles of brochures. But …

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20 weird new year traditions from around the world

20 weird new year traditions from around the world

Popping a bottle of bubbly? A smooch with your special someone? Fireworks in your back garden? However you saw in the new year, we’re willing to bet your celebrations weren’t as peculiar as some of the hi-jinks that took place …

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For most people 1st December means little more than providing the green light to finally get started on the advent calendar. For many others it's the day that millions across the world unite to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, a condition that World First was the first insurer to offer a travel insurance policy for. 

What happened for World AIDS Day 2017?

For most people 1st December means little more than providing the green light to finally get started on the advent calendar. For many others it's the day that millions across the world unite to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, a condition …

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Ticket? Money? Passport? What’s your biggest holiday worry?

Ticket? Money? Passport? What’s your biggest holiday worry?

The end of the year is looming. That means thoughts will soon turn to summer 2018. Is it the same for you? What are your plans so far? New research from The Foreign and Commonwealth Office suggests that 72% of …

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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. 

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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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Travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer? Here’s everything you need to know. 

Ever heard of Frederick Banting? The Canadian medical scientist was born on 14th November 1891 - and he’s the reason World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the same date every year. Find out what he did, how it changed history and the strong message that World Diabetes Day has for its global audience of one billion people. 

World Diabetes Day 2017 has a message for every woman on the planet

Ever heard of Frederick Banting? The Canadian medical scientist was born on 14th November 1891 - and he’s the reason World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the same date every year. Find out what he did, how it changed history …

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tips for buying a property abroad

Thinking of buying property abroad? Here are some tips.

Whether it’s a second home somewhere sunny or you’re relocating to start a brand new life in foreign climes, there’s a lot to think about when you’re buying property abroad. Here’s some advice.