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Budget-friendly city breaks this May bank holiday

With the May bank holidays fast approaching, a cheeky city break is probably starting to look very appealing. Regular flights will take you to cities all over Europe, so you can make the most of the long weekend and get away for a few days, without having to rob a bank. The big decision is simply choosing where to go for your budget-friendly break. So where can you go that won't cost you a fortune, but will still give you chance to have a fun-packed few days? Read More...
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8 Motivational Tips from Ski legend Chemmy Alcott

Chemmy Alcott has skied her final competitive race. She has competed to the highest standards in four Olympics during her 23 years as a professional skier, has five top 10 World Cup finishes, a high of eighth in World Cup rankings, and is seven-time British National Alpine Ski Champion. Yes it’s the end of a career of actively being the most successful female British alpine ski racer, but coming first in your final race is not a result of someone who is fading out. Read More...
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Top 3 long weekend breaks for Couples

Easter is the perfect time to take a romantic break. For most of us, Easter signals a couple of free days off work and for the amount you'd spend on entertainment over that four-day weekend, a trip abroad wouldn't actually be out of the question - but where to go? Here are our recommendations on the best places for couples to visit this Easter weekend. Read More...
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Columbus Direct goes ‘street’ with the launch of txt speak policy wording!

With mobile users in the UK sending around 11 million texts an hour, text speak or “txt speak” has even been used in exam papers and job applications. As a growing part of modern language, Columbus Direct had adopted the terminology in order to ensure that travel insurance moves with the times. Read More...
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Top 3 long weekend breaks for Singles

Fed up with spending Easter gorging yourself on chocolate, watching the same old films trotted out every year? Why not make the most of this year's four-day weekend by packing a bag and jumping on a flight to somewhere new? You don't need a travelling companion; just book a bed, a flight and see where the wind takes you. Here's our pick of the top 3 places to visit this Easter break. Read More...
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Keeping the kids entertained this Easter holiday

Easter is fast approaching and though a few chocolate-based goodies will keep the kids entertained for a while, you'll only have so long before they start asking what your plans for the fortnight-long school break are. Research shows that keeping kids entertained during the Easter holidays - with the likes of cinema, breach and park trips - can cost upwards of £300 per child, which isn't an amount to be scoffed at. Read More...