The Ultimate Skiing Wish List

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If you’re one of the many Britons heading abroad for a skiing holiday this year, then you’re probably looking forward to a great few days on the slopes while enjoying an exhilarating hobby in a beautiful location.

However, what constitutes the ultimate skiing holiday? Doubtless everyone has their own take on this but we did a little digging around and think we’ve discovered the answer. Continue reading

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Good News for Winter Sports Enthusiasts as Holiday Costs Are on the Slide!

Little girl ski helmet Good News for Winter Sports Enthusiasts as Holiday Costs Are on the Slide!

For those of you who enjoy a wintery holiday each year, there’s good news for all the skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts out there. Winter sport holidays are a popular choice among those looking for an adventurous activity packed trip and we agree there’s nothing better than cascading down the slopes on a pair of skis. However for some, the cost of a winter holiday can be a pinch on your wallet with the costs of travelling, accommodation, equipment hire and ski lessons all a contributing factor to the overall holiday cost. However a recent report conducted by the Post Office and Crystal Ski has revealed that prices are in fact becoming cheaper, making the winter sport trip a more affordable choice for those heading abroad this winter. Continue reading

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Best Cities Worldwide for Hotels Revealed

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You’ve picked your destination, now is the time to choose the perfect place to stay. From sea-views to room service and breakfast menus, these are all elements of hotels that we consider when choosing our new home for the next two weeks on our holidays. However, a recent survey has revealed which cities are the best choices when it comes down to accommodation and for those of you who think that London, New York and Paris would be top of the list, you’re wrong and you’re not alone in your thinking. Continue reading

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Report Reveals Fastest Airline to Unload Your Luggage

bags Report Reveals Fastest Airline to Unload Your Luggage

We can all relate to the what-feels-like-forever moment when everyone crowds round the luggage carousel after disembarking the flight in the hopes of being promptly reunited with their suitcases. Perhaps you’ve spotted your bag a bit too late just as it’s begun its second lap of the carousel, or maybe you’re the last one waiting as your case is the final one to appear – either way it’s one of the most frustrating and time consuming moments of the holiday experience.

However a recent survey has revealed the best and worst airlines for returning your holiday cases on time, and surprisingly only one has a 100% record! Continue reading

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A Trip Through Europe [Guest Post]

Train A Trip Through Europe [Guest Post]

Europe is a great choice for those who are looking for adventure on a budget. Avid explorer Ben Fletcher embarked on his European adventure with his friend Ollie, deciding to spend a month trying to travel to as many countries as possible and see as much of the world as they could. Travelling by Inter-rail as their mode of transport and staying at hostels or night trains, this post highlights some of his favourite parts of Europe to visit.

Their method was simple – find a map and select the city, locate the hostel then explore. All their accommodation was booked in advance via the internets, and they shopped around for the best deals on a budget. Check out Ben’s post below and hopefully this will inspire you to follow his footsteps! Continue reading

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7 Things You Don’t Want to Bring on Your Holiday

Suit Case 7 Things You Don’t Want to Bring on Your Holiday

It’s a familiar sight. The suitcase is tossed in to the bed and flung open as you shove clothes, toiletries and that extra pair of flip-flops (you know, just in case) in to the already over packed case in an excited flurry the night before your holiday.

However in the packing frenzy, have you accidently packed something that is not allowed in the country you are visiting? There isn’t a worse way to start your holiday than being pulled up at the airport for packing an item you didn’t realise would be banned; from chewing gum to kinder egg chocolate it makes sense to get clued up about these forbidden items before you travel. Continue reading

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Our Experience Days Winner

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Skiing and snowboarding are popular choices for a fun-filled winter holiday; however accidents are unfortunately all too common on the slopes. Following on from the news of Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident in December 2013 as well as the death of Natasha Richardson in 2009, more and more people are deciding to wear all the necessary protective gear to help avoid any potential injuries.

As the winter season is starting early this year as a greater amount of people are booking wintersports holidays, we wondered what our customers thought of safety gear whilst on the slopes. Therefore we decided to ask them in return for entering them in to a prize draw to win a £50 Experience Days voucher. Continue reading

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Amazon Voucher November Winner

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We value each and every one of our customers and enjoy receiving feedback from them about our products and services as this allows us to make any necessary improvements as well as praise the areas (and people!) that are doing well. In return for our customers leaving us a testimonial, we say a big thank you to one lucky winner each month in the form of a £15 Amazon voucher. It’s always really hard choosing a winner, but the November winner is… Continue reading

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Ben’s Trip to Instanbul

turkey beach Bens Trip to Instanbul Ever fancied going on a tour around Europe by rail? This month’s guest post is from avid-traveller, Ben Fletcher, who did just that! Here in this post, he shares his experience of Turkey – his expectations, what he got up to, food and any problems he faced. Check it out below!

Hi Ben! How long did it take you to travel to Turkey?

Istanbul, Turkey, was the furthest point we reached on our trip. Famed for it’s fantastically varied history this was by far the most memorable place on our trip, the blend of lifestyles and beautiful buildings made it the most dynamic city yet. We took a night bus from Greece (where we had left off) into Turkey Continue reading

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Passenger Stung $1,200 for Use of Flight Wi-Fi

gadgets Passenger Stung $1,200 for Use of Flight Wi Fi

Whether it’s sending a text message, calling a friend or catching up on social media there’s no arguing that technology has become an important part of our everyday lives. So when we head abroad on holiday, it’s no surprise that our mobile phones, music players and laptops come along for the journey as well in the hopes of staying connected with friends and family back home.

However one of the downsides of plugging in your technology whilst on foreign soil is the increased cost of running them Continue reading

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