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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…

Great gadgets for your holiday


Gadgets are the Marmite of the world – you either love them or hate them. No matter which camp you fall in to, you can’t deny that a few gadgets can make your holiday a little bit easier. Of course, the ultimate holiday accessory is the EHIC card, so once you’ve got that, why not…

4 European historical hubs you have to visit


If you are packing your bags, renewing your passport, getting your EU health card and preparing to jet off for a spring break, you might be in search of some culture and history. While Europe has its capitals for food, nightlife and sun, there are also a few cities which are sure to be hits…

Where will you pay for your care?


Your EHIC is a great way to ensure that if you need emergency healthcare when you’re out of the UK, you don’t need to worry about paying huge bills for your treatment. A common misconception of the EHIC is that it entitles you to entirely free healthcare, but that’s not always the case. Legally, the…

Top 3 holiday health essentials


Shopping for your summer holiday can be a really exciting part of your trip, getting you in the mood for an adventure before you even reach the airport. However, there are a few health essentials you need to think about before you jet off. We’ve put together a list of our top three things to…

How much does treatment in Europe cost?


Your EHIC is worth its weight in gold, and those of you who’ve already got one undoubtedly know about the benefits that this little plastic card can bring you when you’re travelling in Europe. In fact, since you’re reading this, you’ve probably already done the smart thing and got your EHIC application in here today….