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Month: March 2019

We’ve changed to Europe Plus: more benefits, same great prices!

We’ve changed to Europe Plus: more benefits, same great prices!

We’ve now changed our name to Europe Plus, to avoid any potential confusion caused by Brexit.  If you’re an existing EHICPlus customer, rest assured your policy is not affected by the re-branding and will remain in force for the period of insurance as per your policy schedule. Our new Europe Plus website has been live for a month, and your response has been excellent! We’ve kept our prices the same, but we’re now including a choice of three levels of cover, including…

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Tips for travelling solo

Tips for travelling solo

Travel writer Julia Hammond has been travelling solo for three decades. Here, she shares her top tips. Solo travel is a fast-growing trend. According to ABTA, one in nine holidaymakers has travelled alone in the last 12 months. Hotel booking sites and Airbnb have reported a large increase in solo travel too, and cruise companies have started building more solo cabins with no single supplements. Figure out whether you’re suited to going away on your ownKnowing yourself is a big part…

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Exploring the fortress at Salzburg

Exploring the fortress at Salzburg

Freelance writer Maria John explains how she discovered Salzburg to be her favourite place in Europe. I’ve travelled to many cities in Europe, including classics like Prague and Zurich. Yet everyone is surprised when I say that my favourite city is Salzburg. The old townTo get to the fortress, you first have to go to the old town, where everything likes to remind you of its famous alumnus, Mozart. Live music accompanies you as you venture into the main square,…

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Haarlem: The Brooklyn of Amsterdam

Haarlem: The Brooklyn of Amsterdam

Touring stand-up comic Terry Norman tells us about his recent visit to Haarlem in the Netherlands. As a somewhat successful stand-up comic, I’ve been to a lot of places. This past December, I gigged in Haarlem, often jokingly described as the Brooklyn to Amsterdam’s Manhattan. While Brooklyn and Manhattan are boroughs of New York City, Haarlem is a city in its own right. However, being a mere 15-minute train ride from the capital means it is generally written off as part…

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