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Where to Stay (& Avoid) in the Largest Linked Ski Area on the Planet

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 Desiree Michels (April 20, 2017)  335 ski runs, 600km of slopes, 180 ski lifts, 4 glaciers and 3 valleys – where to even begin?! Ranked top in the list of the world’s elite ski areas, skiing in Les Trois Vallées is a treat morning, noon and night thanks to its excellent array of restaurants and après to suit every taste. Made up of the Courchevel, Méribel and Belleville valleys, each .. (Travel)

The Best Weekend Ski Breaks from Geneva

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 Desiree Michels (April 20, 2017)  Why Geneva? With flight times from London as short as 90 minutes, Geneva is the perfect base for a quick weekend getaway. From Geneva, ski transfers to the following 10 resorts are under 2 hours, further making the most of your weekend of skiing. You can be whooshing down the slopes or sipping a delicious wine piste-side within a few short hours of take off. Our Recommendations Verbier . (Travel)

Tips For Organising a Company Ski Trip

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 Desiree Michels (April 20, 2017)  So, You’re Planning Your Company Ski Trip You’ve taken on quite some challenge Amy from accounts wants to be on the first lift and have a piste-side picnic to maximise her time on the slopes, whilst Mike from marketing cares more about the après scene and boozy lunches than getting any serious runs in. Everyone else falls somewhere between those extremes, but with .. (Travel)

Last Minute Easter Holiday Getaways

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 Desiree Michels (April 13, 2017)  After a damp, dark British winter there’s nothing like the sunshine of Easter to raise your family’s spirits, not to mention injecting some much needed vitamin D into their systems. Holidays at this time of year don’t need to cost the earth; whether you choose to enjoy a break here or abroad there are plenty of last minute deals to be had. Enjoy a UK Staycation Okay, .. (Travel)

Be Prepared: Driving on the Right Hand Side

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 Desiree Michels (April 13, 2017)  Taking your car on holiday with you to Europe can be a great way to save money and ensure that you have transport for you and your family when you get there. However, it’s important to be prepared for the differences when driving on the Continent. It’s all very well planning the details of your stay in Europe – travel insurance, hotel bookings etc. – but if .. (Travel)

A Survival Guide for Travelling with Small Children

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 Desiree Michels (April 13, 2017)  While it’s true that family holidays are the stuff that lifelong memories are made of, no parent is going to pretend that travelling with small children doesn’t involve a certain amount of stress. Thankfully there are a variety of precautions you can take to make sure your time away with your young children is everything you (and they) hoped for. Preparation, Preparation, .. (Travel)

Our Top Properties for an Incredible Agriturismo Experience in Sicily

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 Desiree Michels (April 05, 2017)  In my humble opinion, you cannot beat sampling fresh produce in a picturesque natural setting whilst on holiday. It is for this reason that we often recommend agriturismo in Sicily as a vacation, which will allow you to indulge in delicious home-grown food and wine at a scenic Italian farm surrounded by the beautiful rolling country hills. Agriturismo Defined So, what is an .. (Travel)

Immerse Yourself in History in these Prestigious Hotels

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 Desiree Michels (April 05, 2017)  The hotel that you stay in during your vacation is much more than somewhere to lay your head each night. This will be your home for the duration of your trip and, in some cases, it can be a key part of your experience. In our portfolio we have dozens of wonderful unique hotels that hold historical significance and offer supreme luxury. If calling a prestigious palace, castle or mansion .. (Travel)

Explore Enchanting Underworlds in the World’s Greatest Cave Networks

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 Desiree Michels (April 05, 2017)  There are few things on Earth as enchanting, mysterious and breathtaking as natural caves. These stunning subterranean underworlds create weaving networks with all kinds of hidden treasures just waiting to be uncovered. If visiting caves in beautiful parts of the world sounds like your kind of holiday, then the team at Prestige Holidays can put together a fantastic trip to one of these .. (Travel)

Enter the Game of Thrones in Croatia

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 Desiree Michels (March 27, 2017)  Game of Thrones fan? It’s hard to find someone who isn’t completely hooked on HBO’s spectacular TV show from George R. R Martin’s books, which is why I am confident that I have a vacation that you are going to love. In recent years, the beautiful UNESCO-listed Croatian city of Dubrovnik has skyrocketed in popularity and earned the attention of an entirely new .. (Travel)

Connect with Nature and Indulge in Luxury on Our Tenerife Holidays

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 Desiree Michels (March 27, 2017)  Here at Prestige Holidays, we understand that finding the right balance between indulging in luxury and getting out in the thick of nature can be challenging. You should not have to sacrifice either, which is why we have carefully selected properties that allow you to get out and explore by day and then indulge in the finer things after a full-on day. This is particularly true of our .. (Travel)

A Child-Friendly Cultural Holiday in Historic Siracusa

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 Desiree Michels (March 27, 2017)  I speak to many clients who believe that it is impossible that a family holiday will be a fantastic experience for both parents and their children. It seems that culture and luxury do not mix with the demands of youngsters, but I am confident that I have a vacation that will be as fulfilling for the little ones as it is for mum and dad. Our holidays to Sicily allow you to follow in the . (Travel)

Take the Road Less Travelled Through South America

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 Desiree Michels (March 23, 2017)  South America is a dream travel destination for many, and its name alone conjures images of impressive Incan ruins, exotic jungle terrain and bustling Latin cities. This guide will outline some of the exciting lesser-known destinations away from the heaving crowds to visit in between all of the main attractions, to make your trip more meaningful and memorable. Huacachina, Peru The only . (Travel)

Lions, Leopards and Luxury on Safari in Africa

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 Desiree Michels (March 23, 2017)  An African safari is the trip of a lifetime for many, born out of a childhood sense of adventure. Nothing is quite like the experience of seeing larger-than-life majestic animals roaming free in their own habitat. African safaris are now considered one of the most luxurious travel experiences around. The warm hospitality of the hosts only enhances the luxury amenities, sophisticated .. (Travel)

Festival du Film Aventure et Decouverte, Val d’Isere

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 Desiree Michels (March 20, 2017)  This April, Val d’Isere will once again be hosting the fantastic Adventure and Discovery Film Festival – this year celebrating its 21st anniversary. This spectacular festival celebrates and showcases documentaries on the themes of adventure, discovery, exploration, expeditions, ethnic encounters or sport. Val d’Isere, in the stunning Tarentaise region, is the perfect .. (Travel)

Enjoy the Delights of Méribel San Skis!

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 Desiree Michels (March 20, 2017)  There is a common misconception that you have to ski to enjoy a winter break at a ski resort, which is a shame, as these places are absolutely fantastic for anybody who enjoys the little luxuries in life and is looking for a bit of downtime. I highly recommend a Méribel ski holiday to anybody seeking a fulfilling vacation, as this fabulous resort has many wonderful opportunities .. (Travel)

Après, Après, Après: Méribel’s Non-stop Winter Party

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 Desiree Michels (March 20, 2017)  The excellent resort of Méribel is a magnet for party animals, attracting winter sports fanatics who like to burn the candle at both ends from all around the world (and especially Britain!). This helps to create an electric atmosphere under the stars at night and the parties carry on well into the early hours. These are a few of the top après spots to check out on your .. (Travel)

Birdsong Syntax – Birds Speaking in Sentences

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 Desiree Michels (March 17, 2017)  Organised bird tours take participants to a host of destinations around the world, affording them the exciting opportunity to observe a diverse range of species in their natural habitat. While professional bird tours utilise the expertise of a naturalist or ornithologist to share their knowledge and be on hand to answer any questions, it's a good idea for participants to carry out their . (Travel)

3 New Bird Species Discovered in Africa

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 Desiree Michels (March 17, 2017)  For keen wildlife watchers, well-organised professional bird tours provide the opportunity to travel to a host of exotic destinations around the world to experience sightings of rare and endemic avian species in their natural habitat. Anyone planning on joining one of the bird tours to Africa may be interested to learn of three newly documented species recently discovered in Ghana and .. (Travel)

Introducing the Newest Species of Thrush

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 Desiree Michels (March 17, 2017)  While the news may have gone under the radar of anyone without an interest in bird watching, in 2016 scientists announced the discovery of a new avian species: Zoothera salimalii, the Himalayan Forest Thrush. Named in honour of the late Indian ornithologist Dr Salim Ali, whose extensive contributions to research have been invaluable to the base of scientific knowledge of birds, the .. (Travel)

Making Modern History: Great Achievements in Skiing

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 Desiree Michels (March 14, 2017)  There is always that buzz of excitement that you get once you have booked a ski holiday that you just do not get with a typical vacation. This is because you know that it will not be too long until you are shredding powder, soaking up the amazing après atmosphere and indulging in luxury in your catered ski chalet or in a state-of-the-art spa. For those setting off on a winter .. (Travel)

Extreme Winter Highs - The World’s Most Amazing Ski Lifts

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 Desiree Michels (March 14, 2017)  The main reason that people return time and time again for a ski breakn is not the après scene, the luxury catered ski chalet or the pampering sessions in state-of-the-art spas (although these play a huge part!). It is that surge of adrenaline that you get at the top of the slopes and the thrill of conquering a particularly challenging piste! You can also get this surge of .. (Travel)

Be Early and Get the Winter Worm for the 2018 Ski Season

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 Desiree Michels (March 14, 2017)  It may not be on your mind quite yet, but I highly encourage anybody looking for an affordable ski holiday to book now for the 2018 season. With the current season still in full swing, you can take advantage of the great deals on offer currently for next year’s break. It is never too early to start planning, and particularly if you and the kids have had a great time on the slopes .. (Travel)

Top Picks: Family-Friendly Ski Resorts

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 Desiree Michels (March 13, 2017)  Skiing is a truly family-friendly pursuit. The exhilaration and fun provided by playing in the snow together creates fast memories and a desire for more holidays that promote togetherness. However, travelling with children is usually accompanied by a fair number of headaches regardless of how well you organise the process. Consequently, it should be a relief to know that once you arrive . (Travel)

Sun, Smiles and Snowboarding in Leysin

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 Desiree Michels (March 13, 2017)  Looking for the ultimate snowboarding experience this winter? Leysin resort is the place for you! With its uncongested pistes, world-class snowpark and sunny-weather guarantee, you’re in for an epic holiday. Best of all, thanks to fast and convenient Geneva airport transfers, you’ll be perfecting your tricks in no time. The Swiss Resort of Leysin Leysin is .. (Travel)

A Green Ski Holiday in Anzère

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 Desiree Michels (March 13, 2017)  Looking to relax this winter? Allow yourself to recharge by soaking in the glorious sunshine and astonishing views of the Rhone Valley when you go skiing in Switzerland. Feel the wind against your face as you glide down Anzère’s picturesque slopes before spending the evening being pampered in the resort’s spa. Skiing in Anzère Anzère is a unique .. (Travel)

Planning a Family Reunion? Nimmo Bay Resort is the Answer

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 Desiree Michels (February 28, 2017)  There has been a recent trend for families to shun the stereotypical holiday destinations in favour of something a bit more adventurous. In our day and age of high tech dependency, over scheduling, over working and over stressing, the need to both mentally and physically decompress while on holiday has become even more important for both adults and children alike. Instead of the same .. (Travel)

Leave the Comfort Zone: Family Adventure in Nimmo Bay

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 Desiree Michels (February 28, 2017)  You will be hard pressed to avoid a smile when you see that flash of joy on a child’s face as they discover something new for the very first time. Activity holidays for families should always have facilitating that experience as their number one goal. Nimmo Bay Resort, in British Columbia, excels at introducing exploration and new adventures and activities to the whole family. .. (Travel)

Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest

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 Desiree Michels (February 28, 2017)  If Mother Nature were to design a zoo, Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest would be what it looked like. This stunning and vast wilderness spans over 400km/250 mi across the central and northern coast of British Columbia. Most nature enthusiasts declare the this to be the best location for bear watching in Canada. An exploration of this vast region gives visitors an unparalleled .. (Travel)

Street (and Piste) Art in Courchevel

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 Desiree Michels (February 27, 2017)  If you spot something strange out on the slopes in Courchevel this season, don’t be alarmed; it’s probably just one of the art installations featured in this year’s L’Art au Sommet exhibition. Held in partnership with Galleries Bartoux, a number of edgy contemporary street artists have installed their work in and around the resort for 2017. You’ll find .. (Travel)

Sailing and Sunshine: Lake Geneva’s Bol d’Or Mirabaud

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 Desiree Michels (February 27, 2017)  Join the crowds of cheering spectators who line the shores of lake Geneva every summer to cheer on the competing sailing teams in the Bol d’Or Mirabaud Regatta. The party atmosphere along the lake is a great reason to explore the Swiss city in June. Of all the events in Geneva’s busy annual calendar, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud holds a special place in the heart of the .. (Travel)

Discover Courchevel’s Ski Jumping Pedigree

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 Desiree Michels (February 27, 2017)  There is one Alpine sport which even the most extreme skier would baulk at trying – the competition sport of ski jumping. But while this may be a sport for only the most daring, ski jumping in Courchevel has a long and proud tradition that is well worth exploring, even if you never plan to actually make the jump yourself. Ski jumping in Courchevel began back in the 1930s; by 1944 . (Travel)

Encounter the Snares Islands Penguin

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 Desiree Michels (February 23, 2017)  The Sub-Antarctic Snares group of islands lies around 200km south of mainland New Zealand's South Island. These remote islands are a designated marine sanctuary and about as far off the beaten track as you can get. But, surrounded by the nutrient-rich waters of the Southern Ocean and blessed with a moderate climate, they're a prime stop on the itinerary of bird holidays to Australia and . (Travel)

UK Bird Tours – Nature on the Doorstep

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 Desiree Michels (February 23, 2017)  For many nature lovers, bird tours to exotic “bucket-list" destinations like South America, Asia and Australia are high on the agenda; but for those who aren't able to venture quite so far, heading off on bird tours to discover the astounding avian life of the United Kingdom is certainly no second prize. According to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), more than . (Travel)

The Resplendent Quetzal – A Bird to Remember

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 Desiree Michels (February 23, 2017)  South America is one of the most wildlife-rich continents on the planet; its incredibly diverse habitats support an abundance of plant and animal species, including more avian species than anywhere else in the world. Bird Tours to South America Specialised bird tours to any South American country provide an outstanding opportunity for amateur bird watchers, but for those who choose .. (Travel)

The Alps Come Alive With the Sound of Fête de la Musique

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 Desiree Michels (February 22, 2017)  Most people travel from Geneva to Chamonix for its renowned and world-famous slopes. Chamonix may be reputed as a brilliant skiing destination, but it is also a terrific place to explore in the summer. Not only are the stunning views, quirky boutiques and tasty restaurants still about, but Chamonix comes alive in the warmer months thanks to the brilliant Fête de la Musique .. (Travel)

Romance for Rent: Courchevel's Most Loved Up Accommodation

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 Desiree Michels (February 22, 2017)  With its elegant eateries, luxury boutiques and chocolate-box charm, the French resort of Courchevel is one of the most romantic ski resorts in the world. The perfect place to come for a special occasion or just to get away from it all with the one you love, this resort has everything you’ll need for a romantic ski break, including some of the Alps’ most dreamy .. (Travel)

Five Ways to Find Romance in Courchevel

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 Desiree Michels (February 22, 2017)  Courchevel is an elegant ski resort with beautiful chalet-style accommodation, great designer boutiques and elegant fine dining. It may not be cheap but it oozes romance from every snow-capped rooftop. Whether you decide to go all out and book helicopter rides for two and couples spa treatments at the exclusive five-star hotels or simply cuddle together next to your own roaring log .. (Travel)

Winter Sports Case Study: Choosing the Best Ski Case

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 Desiree Michels (February 20, 2017)  You’ve bought a set of premium skis, some fluorescent goggles, and a snazzy looking jacket – I bet you’re already thinking of touching down at your catered chalet and hitting the snowy peaks that you’ve been dreaming of. It’s quite easy to forget about one of the most important pieces of skiing equipment: the humble ski-case. Any serious skier can testify .. (Travel)

Toddler Taste Test: Top Family-Friendly Restaurants in Chamonix

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 Desiree Michels (February 15, 2017)  The beautiful French resort of Chamonix in the picturesque Haute-Savoie region is a wonderful place for a winter holiday with the little ones. I think that it is one of the most scenic areas in the entire world, plus it boasts fantastic skiing, plenty of culture and dozens of fun activities to keep the little ones happy. If you are anything like me, then food will be a very important .. (Travel)

Rock the Pistes in Morzine

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 Desiree Michels (February 15, 2017)  Spanning the mountainous range between two countries, complete with 286 ski slopes and 196 lifts, Portes du Soliel can easily be described as a skier’s paradise. The French and Swiss Alps play host to an amazing array of ski runs, snow parks, epic scenery and an equally epic après ski scene! For those who like to ‘party hearty’ after a day on the slopes, Morzine . (Travel)

Discover the Beauty of Lac Montriond, Morzine

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 Desiree Michels (February 15, 2017)  Lac Montriond is a year-round beauty spot just 15 minutes away from Morzine. After a short flight, and then an easy transfer from Geneva to Morzine, most travellers arrive fairly refreshed and ready to hit the ground running. Exploring Morzine and its surrounding beauty, is one of the most singularly pleasurable elements of this region. Lac Montriond is a unique experience that is .. (Travel)

The Most Idyllic African Island Escapes

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 Desiree Michels (February 13, 2017)  When envisaging a holiday in Africa the mind wonders towards busy metropoles, deep jungles and safari tours. Travel circles place such a high focus on the European and Caribbean, you’d be forgiven for thinking there are no “sunny beach holidays” in Africa! To rectify this injustice, I’ve listed some of the most unique and stunning island holidays in Africa that .. (Travel)

South America's Most Idyllic Beach Escapes

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 Desiree Michels (February 13, 2017)  Beauty spots of white sand, turquoise waters, and towering tropical palms. You really are spoilt for choice with the South American coast - whether it's the Atlantic, Pacific, or the Caribbean, you’ll be able to bask in the hot sun, cocktail in hand, and toes nestled in the golden sand. What makes South America stand out though is the characteristically friendly festivals which .. (Travel)

Discover Africa by Train: 4 Unforgettable Journeys

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 Desiree Michels (February 13, 2017)  There is a certain romanticism behind the train journey that makes it an exceedingly attractive way to travel and explore. For me, it’s the simple comfort of having a private suite, allowing me to spend time chatting and laughing with my loved ones, that makes it most worthwhile. Not having to worry about the logistics of travel, moreover, puts rail travel in a unique spot. It .. (Travel)

Michelin-Starred Dining, Sicilian Style

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 Desiree Michels (January 30, 2017)  I strongly believe that in order to truly understand the heart and soul of a region, you need to have an authentic dining experience. This is also a great opportunity to indulge in luxury on your vacation, so you should always look out for Michelin-starred restaurants where you will be able to enjoy tantalising dishes that use the freshest local ingredients and culinary techniques. .. (Travel)

Ruins and Relics: Discovering Sicily’s Ancient Past

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 Desiree Michels (January 30, 2017)  When discussing the classical temples, amphitheatres and forums from the legendary Greek Empire, the majority will believe that Athens is the best place to see these magnificent sites. Whilst there certainly are great classical treasures in this historic city, there are also many more gems waiting to be discovered in places around Europe where the Empire spread throughout the .. (Travel)

Onto the Slopes and Out of the Box

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 Desiree Michels (January 12, 2017)  After tackling, and then conquering, the ski slopes, many seasoned skiers eventually begin to yearn for more: more thrills, faster speeds and a stronger adrenaline rush. Although, it is possible to thoroughly research each and every ski resort for greater challenges, sometimes it’s the last minute ski deals that whisk you off to the unfamiliar that can surprise you with new and .. (Travel)

Amp up the Adrenaline – Next Level Skiing

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 Desiree Michels (January 12, 2017)  Skiing is a sport with endless opportunities. However, even the most devoted winter sports enthusiasts can sometimes feel that their skills have plateaued and that the thrill has become a bit stale. That is a perfect time to take advantage of the reduce prices associated with last minute ski holidays and jet off to the slopes. There, you can perfect some new techniques, sample the .. (Travel)

Make Sure You Get the Best Deal On Your Ski Rental

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 Desiree Michels (January 07, 2017)  Anyone who’s been on a ski holiday without their own equipment will have experienced the overcrowded, stress and hustle of a ski rental shop. A coach-load of you arrive, exhausted from your journey, and, before you even reach your catered chalet, you’re herded into a ski shop and from then on you’re on a convey-belt of boot fitting, ski selection and pole and helmet .. (Travel)




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