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Four times I needed travel insurance – never go abroad without it

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Photo credit: pukekoblue via photopin cc When planning your next trip abroad one of the items that should be dealt with first is not the plane ticket or hotel reservation but travel insurance. I know, it’s not the most interesting of expenses in your travel budget and finding that bargain airfare is a lot more […]

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

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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, […]

The basics: What is a frequent flyer scheme and why should I care?

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Part One in the series “How to travel the world in luxury at budget rates using loyalty schemes.” What is a frequent flyer scheme? …and shouldn’t that be ‘flier’? I initially thought so too but have decided to go with the most common spelling, which is presumably US English. But I’m sticking with programme, not […]

Take Your Winter Vacation To The Limit—Heli Skiing Is The Ultimate Experience!

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Now that winter’s on its way, you might be looking at popular destinations to ski, snowboard, and relax in a picturesque resort. But if you’re a long time skier, you might by now be thinking, “If I’ve been on one trail, I’ve been on them all.” Maybe you have been on all of the top […]