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Knowing What to Pack for Your Very First Ski Trip
December 23, 2014 – 8:47 pm | Comments Off
Packing on your ski trip

Photo from Flickr by sydneydawg2006

If you are planning on hitting the slopes for the first time, you are likely wondering what are some of the essential items to be packed. This is a very good question, for you want to be prepared while not overloading yourself with unnecessary equipment that will weigh you down. So, let’s take a look at a handful of sure-fire suggestions that can keep you prepared for the powdery fun that is sure to be enjoyed.

 

Staying Warm and Dry

Of course, you never want to be cold or wet when skiing. So, make certain to pack a ski suit that is waterproof and breathable (this will wick sweat away from your body). Goggles, gloves, a hat and boots are all a must. Besides these obvious essentials, it is also wise to bring along wool socks and a number of sweaters. Remember that you will be spending a great deal of time in the lodge and other areas that may not be particularly warm!

 

Documentation

When travelling abroad, double check that you have your passport within reach at all times. Keep this on your person as opposed to tucked away inside your luggage. Also, it is always wise to purchase a ski insurance policy in the event that you become sick or injured during your excursion (medical costs can quickly add up). A map of the ski resort and the surrounding areas is also quite helpful to become familiar with the locations to enjoy.

 

Always Prepared…

Many skiers also choose to head to the local health food store or supermarket and purchase a handful of energy bars. These are great on the slopes and they will take up very little space. If you buy in bulk, you can also expect to receive a substantial discount. Other items that are considered very important are you mobile phone and any medications that you may need while on holiday. Forgetting either can prove to be a costly mistake.

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Having a winter holiday? 5 of the best holiday reads
December 15, 2014 – 8:27 pm | Comments Off
Having a winter holiday? 5 of the best holiday reads

Here’s our list of the top five best holiday reads for your winter getaway:

Essential Music Festival Packing Guide Infographic
December 12, 2014 – 2:44 pm | Comments Off
Essential Music Festival Packing Guide Infographic

Take a look at the infographic to know all that you need with you when you participate at a music festival.

Funding the Backpacker in You
December 6, 2014 – 12:40 am | Comments Off
Funding the Backpacker in You

You know the saying, all dressed up with nowhere to go, well the same probably applies to you right now, sitting there with wanderlust, a packed bag and no money to fund your epic trip around the globe.

Backpacking Checklist: The Essentials
December 1, 2014 – 3:55 pm | Comments Off
Backpacking Checklist: The Essentials

You’ve got your travel insurance, passport and flight details, had your recommended jabs, and have your clothes and toiletries packed. So, what else do you need?

Get Fit before You Backpack
November 19, 2014 – 2:16 pm | Comments Off
Get Fit before You Backpack

Being physically fit is more likely to prevent injuries and ensure you feel good throughout your trip. Here are some important fitness areas to work on ahead of your trip.

Five Backpackers You’ll Meet On Your Travels (That You’ll Want To Avoid).
November 18, 2014 – 5:17 pm | Comments Off
Five Backpackers You’ll Meet On Your Travels (That You’ll Want To Avoid).

Ask anyone what the best thing about travelling in and they’ll undoubtedly mention the people they’ve met. at some point you might meet people that you’d rather avoid. Here’s who to look out for..

Essential Fishing Tips for Backpackers
October 28, 2014 – 4:12 pm | Comments Off
Essential Fishing Tips for Backpackers

Away from the comforts of home and familiar surroundings presents plenty of challenges. Here are a few tips to overcome them.

Six Must-Pack Pieces of Kit for a Winter Activity Holiday
October 28, 2014 – 4:03 pm | Comments Off
Six Must-Pack Pieces of Kit for a Winter Activity Holiday

You can have as much fun in sub-zero temperatures as in summer sunshine as long as you’ve packed the right kit. Here’s our guide to the six pieces of kit you’ll absolutely need to pack.

Three Ways to Survive a Winter Hike
October 16, 2014 – 1:36 pm | Comments Off
Three Ways to Survive a Winter Hike

Though this might be true, it’s also the case that walking in the wild outdoors during the winter here in the Great British Isles is not the safest thing to do in the world, and therefore, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to write this short guide…

The Top 5 Souvenirs for Backpackers
October 16, 2014 – 11:00 am | Comments Off
The Top 5 Souvenirs for Backpackers

To avoid returning home minus a fully functional back and with shoulders resembling a weightlifters, these are the items you should be buying.

The Ultimate Backpacker’s List of Essentials
September 19, 2014 – 11:52 am | Comments Off
The Ultimate Backpacker’s List of Essentials

Traditionally a niche way to travel, backpacking’s popularity has grown exponentially over the last few years, thanks to its exciting mixture of flexibility, economy and freedom.

Scuba Diving In Tenerife
September 15, 2014 – 2:46 pm | Comments Off
Scuba Diving In Tenerife

European destinations like Tenerife offer the perfect combination of great weather, budget options for accommodation and lots to see underwater.

Three reasons to fall In Love With San Sebastian
September 15, 2014 – 2:38 pm | Comments Off
Three reasons to fall In Love With San Sebastian

At the heart of the Basque region in northern Spain lies the coastal city of San Sebastian. All at once charming, trendy, lively and laidback, San Seb.

Colorado and the battle to legalize pot
July 12, 2014 – 3:14 pm | Comments Off
Colorado and the battle to legalize pot

To help clear things up, we explain the main arguments of both legalization activists and prohibition supporters, so you can make up your own mind.