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For the best value ski resort in Europe, head to Spain

I’m not really a gambling man but I’m willing to bet that for most people considering a skiing holiday in Europe the classic destinations of Switzerland, Austria and France are the first to come to mind. Other possibilities would probably include Italy, Bulgaria and perhaps Scandinavia – but very few think of taking a winter […]

Alpine touring at Vallter 2000 in Spain – the ultimate skiing experience?

When I was growing up, it was all very simple. ‘Skiing’ meant downhill skiing in the Alps – or for some brave people, Scotland. Artificial slopes were rare and skiing was a luxury that most people in the UK had never experienced. Due to the neat combination of family friends owning a chalet in Switzerland, […]

From one extreme to the other – Finland to Dubai (with 12 days in between)

One of the many benefits of publishing this website is of course the travel it involves – and more specifically the variety of trips I get to take. Sometimes the contrasts offered by visiting two different destinations in a short period of time are somewhat extreme – and 2015 has started with a classic example… […]

Flight report: Lufthansa New Business Class Frankfurt to Miami

This article is part four of the series “Trip diary: Three weeks on the road in Florida” Teaser: New series starts this week Introduction: A three week road trip around Florida, June-July 2013 Hotel review: Park Inn Oslo Airport Flight report: Lufthansa New Business Class Frankfurt to Miami First impressions – a Limey driving in […]

Flight report: Norwegian’s Dreamliner from Oslo to New York

All images (c) Norwegian Air Shuttle. All money spent and opinions expressed (c) Andy Higgs, Grown-up Travel Guide Before we get into the details of the trip report, a little background seems necessary. I’ll admit it, I’m old enough to remember Freddy Laker and his Skytrains offering ultra-cheap travel from the UK to the USA. […]