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Spanish Skiing Guide; A Tale of Three Resorts

With all the ski resorts of Europe now closed, and the season in North America winding down, a skiing post may seem irrelevant. However, most keen skiers will already be thinking about the search for fresh tracks, and planning next seasons foray on the pistes. The usual suspects will be considered, Switzerland, France, Italy, or Canada, […]

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Grenoble; Culture in the Mountains

Arriving in a destination on a cold, wet December evening can be enough to dampen the enthusiasm of any traveller. This can be especially frustrating in a city such as Grenoble which located in the Rhône Alpes region of France is surrounded by stunning, but invisible mountains. Built in a glacial valley on the confluence […]

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It’s quite huge

Benedictine Kloster, Engelberg – A Monk’s Life

It is easy to become blasé visiting an attraction of the kind which has previously been visited on numerous occasions. Visiting the Kloster in Swiss Engelberg, having stayed in a few monasteries and  visited more already this charge could have justifiably been aimed at me. Less than five minutes after meeting our guide it was […]

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Italy; Garni Dolimitenblick – All in the name

This little guesthouse is located in Ortisei in Val Gardena, Italy in the Süd Tirol and sits all on its own at the side of the road overlooking the town and valley. The views are really outstanding, you get exactly what it says on the building side. Dolimitenblick means Dolomites view. They only really speak […]

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Noah the original eco-warrior

Late Season Skiing – Italian Dolomites

The last couple of attempts to fit some skiing in had been a bit of a washout. So when the opportunity arose to make a return trip to the gorgeous Italian Dolomites in the Süd Tirol, I grasped it with both hands and then some. The obvious problem with spring skiing is the inconsistency of snow […]

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