Affordable Ski Destinations in Europe

With many areas reopening or easing Coronavirus restrictions, you may be thinking of a ski holiday.  Here are a few of the cheaper options.

If you avoid the commercialised places in France and Switzerland, skiing in Europe is one of the most affordable areas to ski. 

Willingen in Germany has a one-day ski lift price across Europe at just €34 (at time of writing) with 18 downhill runs, with the longest being a mile.

Harrachov in the Czech Republic, which is just 2 hours from Prague, has a one-day ski lift price of $24.  Two lifts and a rope tow serve the five main runs.  These are long runs, and a cross-country ski course is available.

Our final destination is Borovets in Bulgaria.  This is Bulgaria’s oldest ski resort and dates back to the 1800s.  One day’s use of the ski lift will cost €35, and you can start skiing from an altitude of 1390 meters.

Autumn Holiday in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, USA are an enjoyable and beautiful place to travel any time of year but the autumn feels even more magical and intimate. The weather is gorgeous and warm, with a cool breeze, the fall colours are incredible and the mood is relaxed.

The nice temperature make it ideal for outdoor activities like hiking, zipling or just strolling the streets of downtown Gatlinburg. It is also typically the driest part of the year, with only the occasional rain shower.

October is usually the best for enjoying the fall foliage and wildlife. What better way to enjoy the views than by the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway that takes you on a breath-taking 2.1-mile journey, over the trees along the mountainside.

There are several fun fall events including Harvest Festivals and Oktoberfest celebrations. This area is also very family friendly with a plethora of amusements and museums. Also, don’t forget to eat at one, or two, or three of the pancake houses that you will come across along the way.

A holiday in Pembrokeshire

The Uk is blessed with beautiful scenic locations like Cornwall and the Highlands, however, Pembrokeshire, offers plenty of charm and picturesque scenery, as well as stunning beaches. Pembrokeshire is littered with grand castles – some ruins, as well as some wonderfully preserved mansions – that remind us all of the forgotten times. It may be as far west as you can get in Wales, but the coast’s picture-postcard towns and villages have an identity like no other. You may even encounter tales of pirates and smuggling while there are so many stunning places to eat and drink, as well as venues to enjoy and attractions never to forget. Pembrokeshire has a bit of everything, so if you’re looking to holiday in the UK this year or perhaps next summer, Pembrokeshire is a fine choice.

What is so great about Lanzarote?

You have probably heard people heap praises on Lanzarote. It gets so much attention which hardly goes unnoticed. For instance, Lanzarote got considerable media coverage when the former Prime Minister, David Cameron, spent Easter with his family on the Island. So, what is so great about Lanzarote? Why do people like it so much? Why do tourists who have been there always want to revisit the island?

To start with, the island has great weather all-round the year. The average temperature of the sunny island is 22 degrees Celsius. This makes it conducive for sunbathing and swimming. The glamorous island whose unique geology fascinates tourists also boasts of spectacular volcanic landscapes with extraordinary rock formations. On the island, you get to visit places designed by great Cesar Manrique, a famous visionary architect, and environmentalist. One such place is his home which is built in a lava field.

The island can be described as an upmarket destination with eco-friendly places to stay. Such places offer unobstructed views of the landscape’s endless beauty.

Travel advice: buying a waterproof cover for your backpack

Whether you are out on a big adventure, maybe hiking, camping or simply commuting to school or work, at certain given times, you’ll probably need a waterproof cover for your backpack. This comes in handy especially when it’s raining. The waterproof covers are also ideal as repellents to water, fog, snow and sand; hence why it’s important to keep your backpack safe, clean and dry.

Consider the following features when buying waterproof covers:

The material it’s made from

Most waterproof covers are made from nylon on the outside and a water repellent material on the inner lining. It will most likely be indicated on the product details.

Wear resistance and durability

Choose a waterproof cover that has a thicker material that can last longer and is more resistant to wear and tear.


Ensure that you thoroughly examine the cover size before purchase, making sure that it perfectly fits your backpack even with the adjustable belt in place.

Importance of getting the right vaccinations before you travel.

International travel is not just fun – it is a fantastic way to grow as a person and to experience cultures and individuals who are very different from your own. But there are dangers involved in international travel, especially when it involves travelling to areas that do not have a developed medical infrastructure. The last thing you want is for a medical emergency to come up while you are 5000 miles away from the nearest hospital. Travel Doctor has been providing information, advice and medical service to those intending to visit, and is now one of the largest individual suppliers of travel medical services across the globe.

Finding a travel doctor to provide you with the right vaccinations for your trip is essential. You need to find a clinic with a good reputation in this field, and should have many years of experience in dealing with health and medicine when it comes to international travel concerns. Whether you are a solo adventure traveller, a family on an international holiday or an organiser of a group you can quickly find out any information on health threats in countries that you are traveling too, and look over any recommended vaccinations. There is nothing worse than getting sick halfway through a trip.

Travel clinics should also be able to give you great advice about maintaining a chronic health condition and individual areas of concern when you go overseas as well as providing information on health facilities where you travel; they have partners in many countries across the globe and can liaise with them in the case that something should go wrong. When it comes to going overseas, education is a major part of staying healthy. Things such as tips on how to avoid insect bites, location specific advice on local diseases and problems, and of course don’t forget the vaccines. The two most common diseases for overseas travel are Malaria and Yellow Fever.