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Where to go in Eastern Europe


Before the effects of Brexit have a chance to kick in, take a chance to visit somewhere you wouldn’t normally in Europe. Forget France, abandon the Algarve, and take a trip to Poland, the Czech Republic or even Bulgaria. With your EHIC you can go where you want! Krakow, Poland While it’s not the capital of…

Like mountain biking? Try Verbier’s new bike park


When most holidaymakers think about Verbier, they associate it with ski holidays of the rich and famous. But now there is every reason to pack your bags, grab your passport and health card, and head to the alpine Swiss village during the summer months, because Verbier has turned itself into one of the planet’s top…

The best places to go travelling in Germany


Germany offers a vast array of eclectic and exciting holiday destinations that can either be combined or enjoyed on separate trips. Combining the urban cool of Berlin, Cologne or Hamburg with the historic beauty of Munich and Bavaria makes for a journey that covers all bases and leaves everybody happy. The excellent train links between…

Things you shouldn’t forget if you are holidaying in Spain this year


Whether you are in your early 20s and are looking for a country where you can party this summer or if you are middle aged and are looking for a picturesque place to explore, Spain is a country that caters for just about everyone. Spain is ideal for anyone who is looking for an adrenaline-filled…

Tour France’s Loire Valley this summer


The beach resorts of France have been popular with tourists for a long time, but why not consider a trip to the heart of the country this summer? The Loire Valley is an area that is teeming with history and blessed with natural beauty. There is something for everyone in this glorious region and it’s…

Is malaria a problem in Europe?


Malaria is probably a condition you’d associate more with the far flung, exotic countries of the world, and not something we suffer with too much in Europe. In a way, you’d be right. The last statistics collected by the World Health Organisation showed that there were only 37 cases of malaria in Europe, and they…

The Greek Islands: a destination still in crisis?


The Greek Islands conjure images in the mind of picture perfect towns, glorious beaches and impossibly blue seas. These images have altered dramatically in recent times due to wider worldwide events, events which threatened to decimate tourist numbers and change the very face of the Greek Islands. But why not pack your EHIC card and…

Where are Brits heading for Euro 2016?


Three countries from the United Kingdom have qualified for the 2016 European Championships, which kick off in France next month. Fans haven’t got long if they wish to renew European Health Insurance Cards ahead of the big tournament, and the supporters from England, Wales and Northern Ireland should note which cities are likely to be…

Explore the French Riviera this summer


Summer is just over the horizon, and as the days get longer and the sun gets warmer, thoughts turn to the summer holidays and the adventures that can be had. This is the time of year that the Cannes Film Festival is held, and the sight of celebrities soaking up the Côte d’Azur sunshine may…

The best festivals in Europe for summer 2016


Summertime has become synonymous with festivals. Thousands of us, of all ages, relish the chance to enjoy live music, camp out in the fresh air for a few days, and experience a great respite from everyday life. Now, whatever your musical tastes, there are loads of new festivals taking place all over Europe. This means…