Inspiration for holidays off the beaten track
Christmas shopping breaks
Do your Christmas shopping abroad this winter and stay insured with Direct Line travel insurance
European weekend breaks
More people are going away for just 2 or 3 days - find out how to get the best travel insurance for these trips
City break travel insurance
Even if you’re only going away for a few days, it’s still important to take out travel insurance
No place like home
You don't need to leave the UK to have a great holiday
Family holiday guide
Advice on how to plan for a family holiday and how to take out family holiday insurance
Travel insurance for Australia
Find out which of our travel insurance policies is right for your trip to Australia
Quirky places to stay
We explore some truly unusual places to lay your head.
Best beaches in the World
There are thousands of beautiful beaches around the World. Here is a choice of beaches that may impress you.
City and country guides
Find out why Berlin is one of Europe’s hottest city break destinations
Tips on why you should visit Mozambique, where you should go and what to do and how to ensure you have the correct travel cover
Our mini travel guide has tips to help you plan your trip to New Zealand
Carnival, music, sport, wildlife…. just some of the reasons for visiting this unique destination
Just a short hop across the Channel, it’s not surprising why Paris is one of our favourite city break destinations
The rolling hills and vineyards, amazing works of art, gourmet food and historic architecture of cities such as Pisa, Siena and Florence, combine to make Tuscany one of the most romantic destinations in the world.
The Costa de la Luz is beautifully located on the western part of the Andalucian coastline – with golden sandy beached and a backdrop of dunes, pine trees and rugged mountains. Explore all the way from the Portuguese border to the Mediterranean Sea.
Popular with backpackers thanks to its beaches and culture, recent development has now brought more upmarket resorts and spas making Thailand a holiday destination that can appeal to everyone.
Why you should visit, what to see and do and how to get properly insured.
Tips on where to go and what to do.
Read our tips on the best places to visit, how to arrange your visa and staying safe during your trip.
The Big Apple has always been a magnet for UK tourists – we highlight the best sites to see if you’re there for a long weekend.
A must-see Scottish and UK mini-break destination – find out where to go and what to see.
An abundance of unspoilt countryside, cities more like small towns and fresh and delicious food - it's easy to see why Brittany is a favourite travel destination.
Always a melting pot of cultures, the restored capital of Slovakia has blossomed and is now a popular travel destination.
The Greek Islands
Steal away and enjoy a deserted beach, take it easy in a relaxed fishing village or head to a lively taverna to let your hair down.
From Constantinople to Byzantium and at the heart of the Ottoman Empire, the history, culture and exoticism of Istanbul have drawn travellers for years - a true case of east meets west.
The largest of the seven Canary Islands, Tenerife boasts sunshine all year round - perfect if you want to escape the winter. Come to soak up some rays, marvel at the lunar landscape, lounge all day on the beach or party until dawn.
Other useful information:
Making a claim?
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Tips and advice on how to stay safe on your gap year or round the world trip.
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What is an EHIC?
More information on the European Health Insurance Card, which has replaced the old E111 form. Find out why you need travel insurance too.Find out more
Summary of cover
Find out what is included in our travel cover and options available to you.
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