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Who is ready for a ski holiday or mini-break?

Heading off on a mountainous adventure requires a little more thought than a simple holiday abroad. A few elements need to be considered prior to your arrival in your chosen resort, particular if you want to take advantage of the excellent offers you can find online. From ski hire & lift passes to tuition and boots, it’s up to you what you hire for your vacation. Whether you choose Soldeu ski holidays or the Italian Alps as your destination, these essentials are standardised and easy to comprehend.

Lift Passes

Pre-booking lift passes can often guarantee cheaper-than-resort prices, with many resort-specific deals available, such as 2 for 1 or buy one get half price offers.

Many resorts, including Soldeu ski holidays, offer free lift passes for infants, and during low season may also supply child lift passes for free. Keep an eye out for any of these offers to take advantage of them and save yourself some money.

Equipment Hire

Whether you need to hire skis, poles, boots, a snowboard or all of the above, you can be sure to receive high quality equipment that will be fitted by specialists to ensure they fit you like a glove.

Again, be aware of any relevant deals to help you get value for money. Two for one deals are popular, particularly across European resorts (although, doubtful during peak times like half terms).

It can be difficult to choose the perfect equipment for you – be sure you understand the difference between the various choices, such as ‘standard’ for beginners and ‘prestige’ which is ideal for advanced enthusiasts looking for a wider choice of kit.

You can also make use of ski and snowboard packs, which include everything you could need for your holiday on the slopes. They often work out cheaper, purchasing as a bundle, rather than as separates, and include lift passes, ski hire, boot hire and ski school.

Take a look at the ski hire & lift passes on offer in your chosen resort and look forward to the groomed pistes this snow season.

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Identify Your Travel Needs

by Keira on February 4, 2013

in Featured, Travel Tips

Snorkel with Stingrays

Keira is about to snorkel with stingrays.

Everybody wants to get the most out their vacation. A great first step to that end is to identify your personal travel needs. Take a look at these four types of vacations and answer these questions: What type of vacation sounds like bliss to you? Which has you most excited? Perhaps more than one of these options has you salivating and itching to go. Take notes and let your travel agent know!

Are you sport-oriented? Does the sound of hiking, whitewater rafting, hang-gliding, skiing, etc. sound like adrenaline boost you’ve been craving? If you said “yes”, then you should focus on having adventure oriented trips. Tame is lame. Get your heart racing by learning a new sport like scuba-diving or abseiling. Go on big thrills like zip-lining, bungee-jumping, and sky-diving. Swim with dolphins, or like me, swim with stingrays! There are all sorts of highly specialized travel companies with a vacation package designed just for you!

Are you fascinated by history? If you like learning and seeing history in person, you will want to find companies that cater to that. You should seek out museums to wander and take hosted tours. Tour guides will be knowledgeable whether you are taking a historic walking tour, an art and culture tour, exploring a wildlife reserve or touring national parks. You will never go wrong if you visit famous landmarks, world culture sites, and world class museums.

Are you hungry for local flavor? The way to your heart is through your stomach. It is time to expand your palate with food and wine tours, cuisine classes, local fairs, famous festivals, and local famers’ markets. Experiencing an up-tempo night life and parties tastes sweet to you. A great resource for you is Food Reference, which has a comprehensive list of food festivals in the US and around the world, broken down by month. It’s good to plan ahead!

Are you interested in relaxation and leisure? Your ideal way to travel is first class all the way with little to no fuss. You are ready to get away and leave behind all stressors. The best vacations for you would include spa retreats and shopping excursions. If you could soak up some sun, that would be even better! Soft sandy beaches with bright colored and clear waters are calling your name. A cruise, where you only had to unpack once, would be just the ticket allowing you to explore the full amenities of the ship. It’s time to unwind, let go, and say “ahh” as you sip a fruity little number.

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What to Look for in a Travel Agent

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Snowed-in at Atlanta airport

You never realize just how valuable a travel agent is to your vacation until disaster strikes. A few years ago, I was traveling to South America to take a cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula. This was the first time I had done something like that so my travel companion and I planned for eventualities. We […]

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Jet Off to the Sunshine

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Florida

If you want to escape the unpredictable British weather and get some Vitamin D, jet off to Florida! You’ll find a great range of tour operators’ deals at a price you can afford. So getting some much needed sunshine won’t cost you the earth. Once you’ve decided to take the plunge and head off over the Atlantic, […]

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Festive London: Three of the Best Santa’s Grottos

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Santa's Grotto London

Those with kids will know that a visit to Santa’s grotto is a Christmas institution. However, choose carefully. There’s nothing more disappointing than a bad Santa, and one obvious beard can be enough to ruin the magic for little ones for good. If you can get to London then you’ll be spoilt for choice for […]

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Why Buying a Ski Holiday for Your Spouse Can be the Ultimate Surprise

January 6, 2013
Skiing Couple

Everyone loves gifts, especially when they are from a special person. Men often want to surprise their wives with unexpected gifts, but at the same time they don’t want to be too predictable. A lot of people don’t know much about gift shopping or do not have the time to search for the perfect gift, […]

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Wander to Southeast Asia and Travel on the Cheap!

December 10, 2012
Ride an Elephant in Cambodia

As J.R.R. Tolkien wrote so many years ago, not all who wander are lost. Maybe those who wander are just filled with a little more wonder than the average person. If you think you are this person, well, the world abounds in low-cost places to travel. One such place is Southeast Asia — Vietnam, Cambodia […]

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Travel Green: Ways to Offset Your Carbon Footprint on Your Next Cruise Holiday

November 25, 2012
Cruise Holiday

While your primary focus of taking a cruise holiday may be to experience the wonders of nature, laze in the glistening sun or do some on-board shopping, there are also a great number of environmentally friendly reasons to why cruising is a great holiday choice. Nowadays, more and more people are becoming concerned about their […]

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Famous Roads in the United States

October 3, 2012
Crooked Lombard Street

Last Stop: Hollywood Blvd! If you were to take a tour of all the famous streets in the United States, you would find yourself jetting all over the country. There are plenty of famous streets that tourists flock to in this country, no matter what kind of vacation they are looking for. New Orleans is […]

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Austin City Limits Festival Tickets Promises to Delight

September 4, 2012
Austin City Limits Festival

Austin City Limits Festival tickets are on sale for the 2012 event October 12-14 in Zilker Park. The festival promises to be even better this year, with a fantastic lineup of headline acts. The park will have eight stages and 130 bands. With legendary rock star Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse as one […]

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