Europe Archive

Eight Great Tips for First-Time Skiers

Whether it’s kitting up or trimming down, they’re the inside secrets that you never learn until you’re on the mountain. To set you up for ski success, here’s eight great tips for your first-time trip.

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Something for Everyone: Why Austria Ticks all the Boxes for Every Skier

The fantastic thing about the Austrian Alps as a skiing destination, is that it has such a diverse range of resorts and pistes to choose from. This means that if you are trying to emulate Franz Klammer or happen to be a slightly nervous beginner, or maybe you just want to cruise past some stunning […]

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Fun and Fabulous Things to Do in France

France is home to so much more than Paris. While Paris is stunning, there is a lot more to this magnificent country than the capital. Head out of Paris. Here you will see a wealth of beautiful towns, lovely countryside retreats and powdery mountains. France is vast and different. There is so much to see […]

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How to Avoid the Stresses and Strains of Business Travel

Whenever I see business people cruising coolly and confidently around railways stations or airports, sharply dressed, briefcase in one hand, Blackberry in the other, I always think it must be such a glamorous lifestyle; a few days in an uber-chic hotel in one capital city before catching a high-speed train or plane to another exciting, […]

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Travellers turning back from life on the open road

The carefree life of a gypsy moving unhindered from place to place is a thing of the past, according to official figures, with two thirds now living in a house. The first official census of travellers found that only one in four lives in a caravan or other mobile home. Experts said that public order legislation […]

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Get sailing in National Ferry Fortnight

The annual event encourages travellers to experience the advantages of starting a short break or holiday by boat The Channel Tunnel is now rated an unqualified success, no-frills airlines are finally attempting to become passenger-friendly but British ferries, those workhorses plying across the English Channel, the North Sea, the Irish Sea and beyond, are attracting […]

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See Sicily by slow train

The author of Chocolat visited Venice and Rome on her way to Modica, home of the island’s oldest chocolate shop Robert Louis Stevenson put it best: to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive. Certainly, for a writer more familiar with flights of fancy than budget airlines and package tours, the idea of […]

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