Magical Morzine and silly snaps from the slopes

In my last post I wrote about how I booked an amazing ski holiday in France for myself and my friends for mere pennies (well… almost). What I didn’t tell you (although you might have guessed from the photos) was how much fun the trip was. It’s been a few years since I last skied and it felt so good to be back on the slopes, and with some of my best friends too. Not only did we tear down the pistes until we thought our legs would fall off… We also posed… And postured… And were super-silly. We apres-skied… And…

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How I bagged an awesome budget ski holiday in the Alps

I’ve been skiing since I was about nine years old, and so I know by now that’s there no way around it completely: skiing just ain’t cheap. That said, if you’re wily, there are ways you can book an awesome ski holiday on a more limited budget. If you’re a family and you’re careful, you can self cater in an apartment with the kids of a sofa bed, for example — but this isn’t always feasible if you’re travelling in a non-family group. In January, six of us decided we were really determined to book a skiing holiday this year.…

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Travel luxuries: little things I won’t leave home without

I feel like I’m away more often than I’m home at the moment, and my suitcase is constantly being unpacked and repacked. I like to think I’m practical packer most of the time, but there are some things I just need to have with me to help me on my various travels. Here are a few of the luxuries I can’t leave home without. Snowsports and winter trips There are friends, there are best friends, and then there are those you’re inseperable from. Let me introduce to you to Fosy. Mine is currently tucked away in the back of my…

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Making the most of your time away (even when things go wrong)

Travelling makes philosophers of us all. When you’re away there are good times, there are brilliant times and then occasionally there are the not so much talked-about sad and bad times too. How you deal with these is really a matter of personality and experience, but in my INFINITE wisdom (just call me Descartes, or something) I’ve put together some advice — some sensible, some mawkishly sentimental — about how to pick yourself up when times are hard and generally make the most of your time away. When you feel overwhelmed… …find a safe and peaceful spot, then take a…

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