During the season to be jolly, but there’s also a huge amount of pressure around being happy. The advertisements show people beaming, social media exclaims how many ‘sleeps’ are left until the 25th and every time you turn on the radio you’re greeted with merry festive songs. Read more
At this time of year, many people’s thoughts turn to the things they ought to be doing and would like to do in the future, whether that’s joining the gym, giving up smoking or getting a new job. Though frankly, those are all boring clichés.
However, a great many of us do express a desire to travel a bit more and with that in mind, here are five New Year’s Resolutions that any travel lover should strive to achieve in the coming year. Read more
Best-selling author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell wrote in his book ‘Outliers’ about the ‘10,000-hour rule’; claiming that the only way to achieve world-class expertise in any skill is by practicing the correct way for a total of 10,000 hours.
That’s a long time to be on the slopes, but expert skiers will tell you that it’s not hard when you love what you’re doing. Skiers are as passionate as hobbyists come, and experts in particular take it very seriously. But when you’ve put in your hours and have gained expert status, where do you go from there? Literally? Where should you go to continue testing yourself? Read more
Skiing is great fun, but it’s snowboarders who manage to look cool and effortless on the mountain. Appearing to glide across the snow, however, takes a lot of hard work – many argue that learning to snowboard is tougher than getting to grips with skiing. Read more
Deciding where to spend the last hours of 2014 can be daunting, especially with so many great locations, parties and festivals to ring in 2015, so we’ve created a shortlist of our favourite places to ring in the New Year. Read more