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If you like Colin Firth, you’ll love South Devon

The world’s attention is about to shine on South Devon when The Mercy, starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, goes on public release in early 2017.   Filmed by James Marsh, director of the Theory of Everything, the film, shot largely in Teignmouth, tells the dramatic tale of Donald Crowhurst's fateful attempt to win the Sunday Times Golden Globe yacht race – a solo around the world yacht race – in 1968/69. ...

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Mountains in Switzerland

The first snow has fallen in Switzerland and the skiing season begins. The country is dominated by majestic mountain peaks, adding dramatic beauty to the landscape. Here are the Switzerland Travel Centre's top three mountains with ski slopes: Schilthorn – The James Bond mountain Used as a film set for “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” the Schilthorn’s steep slopes and long downhill runs are the Bernese Ober ...

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Why honesty is your best (insurance) policy

For anyone who’s had a health problem, a relaxing holiday is often just what the doctor ordered. The problem is that having a pre-existing medical condition can make it more difficult to find travel insurance - and it can often be more expensive too. As a result, some travellers decide not to declare their medical conditions when applying for insurance, without really realising the consequences. In fact, re ...

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Do I really need travel insurance?

Getting travel insurance is often seen as a costly and time consuming chore – especially since most people don’t plan on using it. Yet a disturbingly high proportion of people travel abroad without proper cover. Official figures for 2013 show that almost one in four UK holidaymakers didn’t take out travel insurance, while nearly half didn’t realise they would have to pay their own medical bills if something ...

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Travel insurance: Finding the right policy for your needs

We know looking for travel insurance can be a bit of a headache, especially when you have a medical condition or disability to consider. Fish Insurance has put together some top tips for finding the right policy to suit your needs, so you can relax knowing everything is covered. Buy early A bit like packing, travel insurance is one of those things some people leave until the last minute. This is a risky bus ...

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Discovering Abu Dhabi

If you are looking for your own piece of Arabia, that marries modern and contemporary luxury - look no further than Abu Dhabi. The largest of the United Arab Emirates, this mystical destination promises discovery, adventure, sophistication and excitement. Once a small fishing village, Abu Dhabi has evolved over recent years into one of the most sought after holiday destinations. Perfect for the whole family ...

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Relax in Switzerland’s thermal springs

Switzerland is renowned for its revitalising Alpine thermal springs. The pure warm waters of the Swiss Alps are rich in minerals and known for their rejuvenating properties. Combining this with other activities and services focusing on health and wellbeing, many hotels pride themselves on their 'wellness' facilities. These are some of Switzerland Travel Centre's favourites: Bad Ragaz The spa in Bad Ragaz ha ...

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My top travel tips, by Wimbledon and US Open champion Jordanne Whiley

2015 Wimbledon and US Open winner Jordanne Whiley is the UK’s most successful tennis player, a Paralympic bronze medalist and seven times grand slam wheelchair tennis champion. Jordanne’s sport takes her all over the world, proudly supported by Fish Insurance’s travel policies. Here, Jordanne shares her top travel tips. Pack around a week in advance “I’m pretty organized when it comes to packing. I usually ...

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Where the Reef meets the Rainforest

For lovers of nature, there can be few sights more spectacular than the underwater gardens of a coral reef, or experiences more amazing than seeing Nemo peeping out from behind a clump of sea anemone; few places are more magical than a mysterious tropical rainforest. In tropical north Queensland it’s possible to enjoy both in the same day, though a few days are better to really do it justice. They say you c ...

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