Best family ski resorts with short transfers

  • 28 Nov, 2015
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Family ski down slope

Great ski schools and fun activities can be the makings of a fabulous family skiing holiday. But the airport transfer also counts; you’ve driven to the airport, gotten parked and finally got everyone on the plane… The last thing you need is a lengthy journey to the resort once you’ve landed.

We’ve asked the ski experts at SNO.co.uk for their five favourite family ski resorts – that don’t take hours to get to!

Ridding your trip of “are-we-nearly-there-yets” and with all the necessities to make a week on the slopes amazing for all ages, these are the pick of the crop in the big ski nations.

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The best Christmas Markets you should visit this year!

  • 27 Nov, 2015
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Christmas Markets

Are we allowed to mention the C-word yet? It’s almost December, so we’re going for it! Today we are talking about Christmas markets! There’s music playing, you can smell the mulled wine and the sweet treats, you’re wrapped up nice and warm… nothing beats the atmosphere of a proper Christmas market so we’ve brought you our list of the best ones! If you’re thinking about popping over to the continent to do some Christmas shopping, here are our favourite markets:

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A guide to Amsterdam and just beyond

  • 25 Nov, 2015
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Canal houses in Amsterdam

The capital city of the Netherlands has become a thriving tourist hotspot and attracts tourists from all corners of the globe, around 5 million each year in fact! It’s hard to name a capital city in Europe that can compete with Amsterdam’s diversity; in just 20 minutes you can walk from Europe’s epicentre of ‘Naughtiness’, The Red Light District, to Vondelpark and find yourself in 120 acres of beautiful vegetation, winding paths and large ponds. In this short guide of the city we look at where to stay, things to do and the best times of year to visit. Enjoy!

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The Ultimate Whistle-Stop Guide to Japan: Where, What, and Why!

  • 23 Nov, 2015
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Japan

So you wanna go to Japan? It’s an incredible country, rich in culture with some beautiful towns, cities and scenery. Having spent a year living there, I thought I’d put together this whistle-stop list of areas you should consider going to!

A few things before I begin, if you are flying from Europe do be prepared for the long flight.  If you fly direct you are looking at around 12 hours, and if you make a stop your total travelling time can be anywhere from 18-24 hours! These top tips on how to survive long haul flights may help you cope with the journey.

Secondly, the time of year you choose to go is also important. Here’s a quick summary of what to expect!

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The best UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit and explore!

  • 21 Nov, 2015
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The best UNESCO sites

UNESCO World Heritage sites are fantastic cultural and historic locations that are really worth a visit. There are over 1000 world heritage sites out there, so we’ve taken a look and picked our favourites from the plenty of fabulous locations to choose from! Now these are just our picks, if you take a look at the amazing selection you may find other ones that top your bucket list! Read More