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Jan 31 2013 / Ski // Travel Tips & Advice

Après ski fun: a family affair

La Folie Douce

Just one of the things www.snowangel.co.uk loves about après ski is that it’s for everyone – no matter what your age. In fact, on your next ski holiday, you’re just as likely to find yourself straight off the slopes and dancing next to some Russian oligarch as you are to a five-year-old enjoying their first outing on skis. That’s […]

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Jan 31 2013 / Travel Tips & Advice

5 ways to a joyful journey

couple playing with luggage in airport

‘Life’s a journey, not a destination,’ they say. Right. So, should I expect queues, crowds and security checks all the way, then? Brits barely went abroad before the 1960s, and back then Cliff Richard’s ‘Summer Holiday’ captured the carefree excitement of setting off on a journey. These days, we’re world-weary travellers. We may unwind on arrival, but getting there […]

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Jan 31 2013 / Travel Tips & Advice

World’s funniest countries

Brazilian woman laughing

On January 24, people across the globe checked their watches at 1.24pm, and then began to smile, cackle, chortle and chuckle. Missed it? So did I. But the event, which was Global Belly Laugh Day, did get me thinking about the different things that make us laugh and smile around the world. Take Thailand, where it seems every person […]

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Forget Paris – 5 romantic cities to visit instead

Venice Romance

Try as I might, I just can’t fall in love with Paris. Now, I’m not denying that it is chic, slick and sexy. Or that the city’s every square inch oozes with history, art and culture. I just can’t join those who believe that Paris sums up romance in every aspect. Perhaps, due to hopelessly romantic films set in […]

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January blues – how to choose a holiday remedy that really works

sunbathing in January to beat the winter blues with Monarch

You book, pack your swimwear or skis, and life is suddenly on the up-and-up even before your plane takes off. But the real art to booking a mood-lifting January break lies in choosing a holiday that will keep the feel-good factor going after you return, too. For some, nothing but sunshine will bring on those lasting benefits. But others […]

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Jan 11 2013 / Travel Tips & Advice

Cheese, Sir, I want some more

Cheese fondue for apres ski

If there’s one thing snowangel.co.uk loves as much as a snowboarding/ski holiday and après ski, it has to be cheese… and wine of course. Deep fried, melted, grated, sliced, boxed, crumbled, red, white, rosé – we don’t care. So with cheese and wine in mind we set out on a mission to find you the best fondue, raclette and […]

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Turn over a new leaf for 2013 – nature walking in the Canaries

Hiking in Gran Canaria

The world was supposed to end on 21st December – but it didn’t, and thank goodness for that. So as the New Year kicks off, now is the perfect time to go out and appreciate the world’s ongoing existence. And what better way to discover Mother Nature than the most natural way of all; on foot?  Whether you just […]

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Take a cocktail tour around the world this New Year’s Eve

Daiquiri

The countdown. The pop of champagne corks. The boom of fireworks. Each New Year’s Eve, these sounds echo right around the world. Yet you’ll still find a local twist to celebrations everywhere. If you’re travelling, New Year’s Eve is a great time to discover how the locals like to party. Even if you’re celebrating closer to home, you can still […]

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From radishes to rollerskates – Christmas traditions around the world

christmas tree in mall

We love Christmas with all the trimmings in the UK – and many millions of people around the world feel the same. It’s just that the trimmings – and the traditions that make Christmas special – can vary radically from place to place. The Christmas tree is one tradition that has travelled well (it all began in 16th-century Germany, […]

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What’s your ski personality?

saskia,-final-610px

According to professional skier, Chemmy Alcott, you can see them from a mile off. The man who got overly excited about the “bend ze knees” lesson, or the woman who thinks that extra wiggle to her turns best shows off her behind in her too tight trousers. But which one of these skiing clichés best describes you? You’ll spot […]

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