Stay healthy this holiday

Whether you are planning a holiday in the UK or abroad, our travel section offers you a wealth of information to help you on your way. Browse our useful tips and articles and check out our travel insurance products too, before setting off on your holiday.

Conquering phobias: fear of flying

If the thought of take-off leaves you in a cold sweat, you’re not alone. Jo Ascherl explains how she’s conquered her fear of flying.

Conquering phobias

Fearless flying tips

Lawrence Leyton, a leading motivational speaker and expert in phobias talk about conquering these fears in this Q&A.

Are you a nervous flyer?

Why it pays to buy holiday insurance

One in five of us now travels abroad without insurance. However, failing to pack the right policy can come at a hefty price.

Why buy insurance?

Planning a trip?

When planning your holiday, whether a beach holiday or skiing in the alps, getting the right insurance is essential. 

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The assurance of insurance

Make the most of your break. Ensure you have sufficient insurance before you set off on your travels.

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Travel insurance

From single trip policies to annual cover we offer comprehensive travel insurance for all medical conditions and ages. 

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Travel health myths

Planning on going on holiday? Check out these eight common health myths about travel - and the facts behind them…

Travel health myths

Travel: your pre-trip checklist

When you're struggling to fit everything in one bag, you can easily overlook other holiday essentials. 

Your pre-trip checklist

Travel health: the expert’s pick

As well as suncream and prescription medication, we asked the professionals to choose one holiday essential.

Holiday essentials

Travelling with a health condition

As long as you've been declared “fit to travel”, a health condition or a disability shouldn’t keep you from your holiday.

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Staying well

Whether you're heading for a picnic in the park or a day out at the beach, don't forget to pack your health essentials. 

Staying well

Holiday first-aid kit

Wherever you are heading for your holidays, don't forget to pack some handy first-aid supplies. 


Holiday first-aid kit

Sun-kissed skin

Only 24 per cent of us use sunscreen regularly, while 22 per cent don't use it at all. Find out why your skin needs protection.

Sun kissed skin

Working through the jet lag

The more time zones you cross, the worse jetlag can be. Impacting on your sleep, digestion and body temperature.

Work through the jet lag

The ecotourist

Why not reduce your carbon footprint and go green on your next holiday. Read a first hand account of an eco break.

The ecotourist

Travel sickness Q&A

Did you know one in three holidaymakers (31 per cent) experiences nausea when travelling? 

Travel sickness Q&A

Hydration tips

All fluids provide some degree of hydration, but some are better choices than others, especially in the warmer weather.

Hydration tips

Eating on holiday

While everyone wants to relax on holiday and enjoy themselves, it doesn't have to be a choice between feast or famine.

Eating on holiday

The joys of winter travel

While it may be tempting to hibernate over the winter, our travel expert says it’s a great time to take a feel-good break.

The joys of winter travel

Top European destinations

If you don’t want to follow the crowds to France or Spain, check out some top alternative holiday destinations.

Top European Destinations

The ultimate travel list

Everything you need to pack in one handy list. Just print it out and get holiday ready.

The ultimate travel list

Autumn travel destinations

Just back from your holiday? Must be time to plan another getaway with our travel expert’s suggestions for September to November trips.

Autumn travel destinations

Christmas Markets

For an extra dose of festive cheer this year, why not book a trip to a Christmas market?

Christmas Markets

The Northern Lights

Our travel expert gives you the lowdown on how to enjoy one of the world’s most impressive natural displays.

The Northern Lights