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Free Language Courses Online

If you’re travelling abroad you’ll get so much more out of the trip and the people you meet if you learn a few simple phrases. English is still the common language in many countries, but opening a conversation in someone’s native tongue will warm them to you straight away!

How to Plan Travel Insurance

Our next monthly feature focuses on the important, but sometimes confusing topic of travel insurance. This simple checklist should help you decide which the best policy is for your trip, so you can relax knowing you’re suitably insured and get on with making the most of your holiday.

ATOL Reform

We have mentioned ATOL in a few of our previous posts relating to cancelled flights and holidays – but we’ve had some feedback from people asking what ATOL actually is! We’ve pulled together some information about ATOL below which should help you understand your rights on cancelled flights and holidays and where it can help …

Top 5 essential items for a city break

Once you have booked your city break it is time to start thinking what you should pack! Most of us who go on city breaks tend to go for a long weekend – this means you won’t have to pack that many things. Image: healingdream /

Help – the country I’m visiting is in civil unrest!

The recent events in Tunisia have let to travel companies bringing home their clients who were enjoying a holiday there at the time. The British Foreign Office have now advised that people do not travel to the country unless it’s absolutely necessary. This has lead us to think about what you should do if you …

The Chemmy Alcott interview

As part of our first monthly feature on skiing we were able to catch up with Britain’s number 1 skier Chemmy Alcott! Ranked 8th in the world overall, Chemmy has given her views on the state of British skiing, her favourite ski and other holiday destinations and what the future holds for her!

Tips on how to ski

Learning to ski can be time consuming and painful! If you are about to go on your first ski holiday there are a few things you can do before you leave so you can be confident on your skis from day one.