Monthly Archives: April 2016

Travel insurance hints and tips

It might not be the most exciting part of planning a holiday, but you need to make sure that the travel insurance you take out is right for you. Here are three things you need to think about. 1) Check the activity cover Different types of insurance will cover different activities. If you are just…

3 top European footballing weekends


Europe is home to some of world football’s ‘cathedrals’ – towering, historically important, and in many cases beautiful stadiums which play host to sporting drama throughout the football season. For this reason, a long weekend based around a visit to one of the continent’s football hotspots can work perfectly, also allowing you time to see…

Things to think about before you cycle around Europe


Cycling is a great way to explore Europe. It’s cheap, it’s simple and anybody can do it. There are a few things that you need to think about before you set off on your trip though. 1. How are you going to get your bike home? Both trains and planes across Europe often have very…

3 top European destinations for outdoor lovers


Some of Europe’s most incredible offerings lie in its innate beauty. Outdoors lovers are spoilt for choice when looking for ways to walk, swim, run or cycle their way around the continent. Here are our top three picks for holidays for outdoor lovers. 1. Jura region, France Everybody has heard of the Alps but the…

Taking your car to France? 11 rules and regulations you should know

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Thanks to our great range of ferry ports and the Eurostar, driving your own car around Europe is easier than ever, and a lot nicer than having to arrange and learn the foibles of a foreign hire car. One of the easiest countries to access for us Brits is France. We must remember though, that…

Who doesn’t love a road trip?


If you’ve got a valid UK driving licence (and of course, a valid EHIC), you can hit the roads and take yourself off into Europe for a road trip adventure to rival any you might encounter on Route 66. Even better – you can take your own car, plan your own itinerary, and set your…

2 unusual ideas for a European break


Europe is littered with incredible places to visit on your next trip overseas. Researching the must-visit places can be time consuming though, especially when you’re also tasked with organising your travel documents, your holiday insurance, the cat sitter and your European health card, the little card giving you state-funded healthcare in Europe. We’ve made it…