I have no doubt that over the last few months you will have heard or read about the epidemic of Ebola virus disease that is on-going in a number of countries in West Africa. The outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013, but was not detected until March 2014, after which it spread to Nigeria, … Read moreHow does the Ebola outbreak affect your travel plans to Africa?
Most people would associate regular exercise with playing a key role in preventing heart disease and keeping the heart fit and strong. However, would you associate exercise with cutting the risk of cancer? Most cancers are caused by lifestyle factors and not always genes, so for an overall healthy lifestyle we should all be taking … Read moreCut the risk of cancer by exercising every day
On Tuesday, 26 August 2014 the Icelandic Meteorological Office confirmed that a 5.7 earthquake had hit Iceland‘s Bardarbunga volcano overnight, the biggest since tremors began 11 days before. However, there remains no sign of an eruption at this time. Although the risk level had been raised to red at one point, it has been lowered … Read moreBardarbunga Volcano in Iceland and travel insurance
Don’t miss your flight – allow extra time for traffic jams, parking and queues at check-in. Ensure you have all your documents at hand and don’t pack them in your hold baggage. If you don’t fancy the taste or cost of the in-flight meals, eat beforehand or better still, make a pack-up to take with … Read moreHandy hints for travelling abroad
Earlier today the aviation industry has been warned about the possibility of flight disruptions, due to the intense seismic activity over the last few days of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland. Iceland’s Met Office has raised the risk level to orange which means minor activity or eruption warning. This is the second highest warning level … Read moreWill the possible Volcanic Eruption of Bardarbunga in Iceland affect your Travel Plans?
It seems very few people make the effort to learn local foreign laws before travelling abroad, although most believe it would be useful to do so, according to a survey conducted by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). As many as 70% of people surveyed said researching local laws and customs would make their holiday … Read moreUK holidaymakers risk breaking the law on holiday, due to a lack of research.
If you are looking for a last minute summer holiday bargain or you are a frequent flyer, you may be interested to know airport security for hand baggage has come under the spotlight again! With new rules introduced for passengers flying into and out of the UK, particularly those to the USA and other unspecified … Read moreWhat you need to know about new airport security checks on hand baggage
I know from personal experience when you find the perfect holiday destination, you question why you would want to go anywhere else in the future. My family and I have returned to our favourite resort in Skiathos twice so far, because we have made great family memories there. I think blue skies adorned with brilliant … Read moreAre you a ‘boomerang tourist’?
When you think of a typical backpacker, you think of students on a gap year, their guitar in one hand and a tattered lonely planet guide in the other on a mission of self-discovery. While this may be relatively accurate for most, there are however some expectations to this rule. With fewer responsibilities, more free … Read moreThink you are too old to travel, think again!
I think most parents would agree it is a tiring task raising children when they are young, but as they grow and develop their own personalities and independency, the apron strings can slowly be released. This enables you to start to take your own life back and enjoy the periods of freedom to relax and … Read moreThe life of a special needs carer in support of Carers Week 2014