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Best ski resorts USA and Canada for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert (on and off piste)

Thinking of heading to the USA or Canada for your skiing or snowboarding holiday this year? Whether you’re a complete newbie or a seasoned expert, we’ve got you covered with the best resort recommendations for all abilities. BEST RESORTS IN US AND CANADA FOR BEGINNERS KIMBERLY ALPINE RESORT - BRIT... Read more

Jubilee knees up home or away

Whether you’re celebrating in the Mall or planning a quick getaway to take advantage of the extra Bank Holiday, we look at some of the best places to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend (Saturday 2nd to Tuesday 5th June 2012). London Staycations are still all the rage this year, and with ... Read more

16 of the most remote and beautiful places you can visit: Part 2

Welcome to the second part of our blog looking at the most remote and beautiful places on the planet. Some of these exotic locations seem to be places that time and progress simply forgot, or at the very least, they've been left behind. Much of their beauty comes from their isolation, and those wh... Read more

The six weirdest ways to get married abroad

Thinking about getting married abroad? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many couples out there are probably getting ready to make the ultimate commitment and get engaged. MarryAbroad.co.uk have listed their six most unusual weddings - our favourite one is The Nightmare Before Christmas-... Read more

New research suggests female solo travellers are on the rise

Good news, solo lady travellers - your numbers are growing.  New research undertaken by Travelzoo has suggested that 60% of women in the UK would be happy to head off on holiday alone, and that the destinations British women perceive as the world’s safest are France, Spain, Canada, Italy and the Un... Read more

Mardis Gras: The name alone screams “celebration”

The actual translation of Mardi Gras is “Fat Tuesday” and it takes its name from the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, marking the start of the Western Christianity observation of Lent. The weeks leading up to Easter Sunday are a time of sacrifice and reflection so the Tuesday before it all begins has g... Read more

Where can you see the northern lights this winter?

The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, is one of the most spectacular natural sights in the world. It is usually only visible from certain places, and you need a bit of luck if you’re going to try and track down a good view of it, as the sightings can be unpredictable. Travellers ... Read more

Top five facts about Christopher Columbus

We thought we’d have some fun and find out more about our namesake - so here are our top five facts about Christopher Columbus: 1) Christopher Columbus was actually Italian – born in Genoa in 1451 (although he always wrote in Spanish).  However, some believe he was born on the island of Corsica, wh... Read more

Top 5 Wacky Winter Sports

When we think of winter sports, images of skiers and snowboarders come to mind - but there really is so much more to the genre.No longer do you have to be able to stay upright on a ski or swoop through the slopes on a snowboard to enjoy the crisp winter air. With the likes of kneeboarding and shovel... Read more

Oklahoma tornado: Dozens killed in Moore

21 May 2013 Last updated at 07:08 GMTAt least 91 people, including 20 children, are feared killed by a huge tornado which tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, officials in the US state say.Worst hit was Moore, south of the city, where neighbourhoods were flattened and schools destroyed by winds of up... Read more

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