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Courchevel: Snowy Surprises for 2017 - 2018

Crisp mountain air, the sun on your face, fresh snow at your feet… There’s nothing quite like a skiing holiday in the French Alps. With its huge network of pistes, buzzing après ..
(November 10, 2017)
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Your Guide to Barging the Canal Bianco

The rivers of Italy form an intrinsic part of the country's history, serving as vital trade routes for civilizations that encompassed the Etruscan and Istrian to the Roman and Renaissance. One of the .
(November 08, 2017)
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Secrets of the Seine: A Cruiser's Guide

The renowned River Seine curves its way elegantly through the French countryside, slicing Paris down the middle before joining the English Channel at Le Havre. As the second longest river in the ..
(November 08, 2017)
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The Gnarliest Waves at Nazareé, Portugal: Not For the ..

The little Portuguese fishing village of Nazaré is a surfing hotspot during the summer months, but in winter only the real thrill-seekers stick around. One of these is undoubtedly Garrett ..
(November 02, 2017)
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Underwater Shipwrecks: The Most Dramatic of Dive Sites

Whether you’re a seasoned diver or just starting out, there’s an undeniable romanticism and sense of adventure around wreck dives that you won’t be able to get elsewhere. The ..
(November 02, 2017)
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Ready for the Road: The World’s Most Epic Motorcycling Routes

Is there anything quite like seeing the world glide by from behind your motorcycle helmet visor? Nothing but you, your buddies and the open road. The unbelievable rush of roaring along Route 66 at a ..
(November 02, 2017)
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Lose Yourself in Delft’s World Famous Pottery and Painting

One thing is for certain: there is nothing in the world quite like Dutch art and craftsmanship. It’s no wonder, then, that Delft, a 750-year-old town, is so famous for its painting and pottery, .
(November 01, 2017)
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The Military Might of Burgundy: Château de Bazoches

One of the best but frequently overlooked ways to see Europe’s sights is by water. There’s nothing like cruising in a hotel barge and immersing yourself in the local scenery and culture, ..
(November 01, 2017)
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Cruising the Highlands in Style: The Caledonian Canal

There’s no beauty in the world quite like that of the Scottish Highlands. The rugged landscape will take your breath away and make you eager to see more. One of the best ways to explore the ..
(November 01, 2017)
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Understanding the Weather of the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are blessed with a climate that means there's never really a bad time to visit. Visitor numbers to each of the islands are strictly monitored by the national park conservancy, ..
(October 30, 2017)
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The Anatomy of an Archipelago

For anyone with an interest in natural history, the group of islands collectively known as the Galapagos Archipelago is one of the most fascinating places on the planet. The region is renowned for ..
(October 30, 2017)
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Fast Facts on the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands have long been a magnet to travellers interested in the ecology and geology of our natural world. This remote volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean lies around 1,000km off ..
(October 30, 2017)
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The River Thames: A Guide to Barging

The River Thames is the spine, the lifeblood and the main attraction of one of the best-known and historically important cities on the planet. But while the section that flows through London is ..
(October 27, 2017)
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Cruising the Canal de Briare: a Barger’s Delight

The picturesque Canal de Briare, which connects the valleys of the Seine and the Loire, is notable for a number of reasons apart from the delightful scenery through which it wends its way. A popular ..
(October 27, 2017)
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A Barger’s Guide to the Canal du Nivernais

Amongst the beautiful inland waterways of France, the Canal du Nivernais offers a scenic cruising route through the bucolic, history-laden landscape of Burgundy. Originally created as a feeder ..
(October 27, 2017)
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All You Need to Know About the Canal de la Marne au Rhin

For your next barge holiday in France, why not travel down the Canal de la Marne au Rhin and discover the wonders of Alsace-Lorraine. Its complex history has made it a beautiful crossroads of French ..
(October 25, 2017)
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It’s A Women’s World: The ‘Ladies’ Château’ of the ..

A French barge cruise on one of European Waterways luxurious, fully-crewed barge hotels is an experience to remember. We firmly believe that there is no better way to explore the Continent than from ..
(October 25, 2017)
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5 Areas in Which You Can Improve Your Fleet’s Aerodynamics

If you're a fleet manager dealing with vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW), aerodynamics is not just an impressive term to drop at your next networking function. If your business ..
(October 24, 2017)
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What’s New in Les Gets-Morzine: 2017-2018

Like all ski resorts, Les Gets and Morzine have been getting into gear in anticipation of the upcoming season. From upgraded ski facilities to new luxury properties, we have plenty of exciting news ..
(October 24, 2017)
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A Lad’s Ski Break in Morzine

Listen up skiers! Summer’s heading for the exit and you know what that means. You, your best mates and some ski runs to conquer… That’s all nice and simple, but there’s still .
(October 24, 2017)
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Cruising the Waterways: Spontaneous Moments and Cultural ..

For the uninitiated, the idea of a barge holiday may seem like an odd way to see a country. However, ask anyone who has travelled the waterways of Europe and they will explain with gusto the beauty ..
(October 23, 2017)
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Keeping your Winter Holiday Green

We live in a time where people are becoming increasingly eco-conscious, and both corporations and individuals are doing more than ever to reduce their carbon footprint. This is fantastic news and ..
(October 18, 2017)
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Fun Facts About Skiing to Amuse the Kids

I think that there is no type of family holiday that’s better than a ski holiday in a catered chalet. Family skiing trips allow you to bond, spend quality time together in a unique setting and ..
(October 18, 2017)
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Enjoy Christmas With the Children in La Plagne

Christmas decorations have started to appear in the shops, meaning that now’s the time to start preparations for the festive period (especially if you have little ones!). If you want to treat ..
(October 18, 2017)
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3 Courier Vehicles That Can’t Be Bested

If you’re a self employed courier driver, a van is the single most important business investment you’ll make. Such an important decision requires research, which will ensure that the ..
(October 16, 2017)
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