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Money saving tips on visiting Rome

Rome is known for being one of the more expensive capital cities within Europe, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit and save a few pennies whilst doing so. It’s all about knowing tips and tricks on saving money during your stay and we are going reveal our favourites. Dining in and out Dining in…

Most common accidents and innjuries that occur on holiday

No-one wants an accident to occur when they’re on holiday, but sadly medical emergencies – small and large – can happen when you are at home OR away. This is why it’s really important to make sure that as an EU citizen you have an EHIC card for when you travel around the European Union….

Top 3 romantic breaks in Europe

Weekend city breaks to Europe are perfect for a romantic getaway. Whether it’s for Valentines Day (14th February), an anniversary or simply the chance to spend some quality time as a couple, there are so many beautiful cities to choose from. Paris may come to mind; it is The City of Love after all –…

Celebrate the New Year in Europe

Seeing in the New Year is a fantastic moment, often overshadowed by the build-up to Christmas. The New Year is a time of reflection, of fresh starts and of hope and excitement going forward. Why not make it even more memorable with a trip to Europe, to really end and begin your year in style?…

Top tips on saving money on your trip to Europe

Taking a city break, going on holiday or even travelling for long periods of time isn’t cheap. That doesn’t mean, however, that it can’t be more affordable if you take the correct precautions. It’s all about knowing the tips and tricks of saving money to help you live a little but save a lot! Here…

Europe in autumn: the best places to visit

Summer is over and autumn is on its way and whilst some may be disappointed, others will be excited because it’s the perfect time to plan a break to Europe. Autumn is outside high season, so there are fewer crowds, cooler weather, long enough daylight and significantly lower prices – what could be more perfect?…

Checklist of what to do before you go on holiday

Holidays can be fun and exciting adventures, but only if they are organised with thorough planning. Before you go on your next trip, make sure you have ticked off all the items on our essential checklist: Make sure your passport is in date If you are over the age of 16, your passport is valid…

How to keep safe from terrorist attacks in Europe

European cities remain a popular choice of short break destinations for British travellers, especially in the autumn months while the weather remains warm but tourist numbers fall, meaning streets and attractions are less crowded. However, recent terrorist attacks in Spain, Norway and Belgium have exacerbated concerns about the danger posed to tourists, particularly as areas…

3 reasons why your kids need their own EHIC

Planning a family holiday to Europe? It goes without saying that you’ll want to protect your children and keep them safe, making sure that everyone in your family has a holiday to remember for the right reasons. It’s important, therefore, that while applying for or renewing your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you make sure…

Does your gap year checklist include an EHIC card?

Believe it or not, staying safe is just as important as having fun. If you plan on spending your summer or gap year travelling throughout the continent with friends, sailing the Croatian seas or hiking the mountains of France, you will want to know you are safe to do so, in order to relax and…

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