For those of you that follow Greig and his incredible mission to fulfil his ‘anti-bucket list’ of 101 Things to do When You Survive, you’ll know that our favourite Scot traveller has a bit of a soft spot for all things geeky! Read more
Deciding where to spend the last hours of 2014 can be daunting, especially with so many great locations, parties and festivals to ring in 2015, so we’ve created a shortlist of our favourite places to ring in the New Year. Read more
Following on from my recent blog about the cleanliness of UK beaches, it would appear from a report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) that our European neighbours beaches have also come up to scratch.This will be encouraging news for our travel insurance customers planning a European seaside break this summer.
The latest annual Bathing Water Report from EEA and the European Commission, which looks at water quality in more than 22,000 bathing sites at beaches, rivers and lakes across Europe last year, has found 77.1% of sites had excellent quality, which means it complied with the most stringent guide values.
Encouragingly only 2% of bathing waters tested were non- compliant.
Any of our medical conditions travel insurance customers planning a bucket and spade holiday in the UK this summer will be interested in the latest Good Beach Guide compiled by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). The survey showed that some of our beaches are the cleanest for years, despite the guide stressing that there is still a lot of work to be done on maintaining and improving them. Read more
The USA is according to a recent report the 3rd most visited county by UK citizens in 2010. Such a diverse land with scenery ranging from forests and mountains to bleak deserts and beaches constantly drenched in sunshine, North America is a vast country with lots to see and do, and for those who are planning a visit here is a list of the top ten must see attractions. Read more
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