Anyone else off to find snow in Les Gets in 2019?




Going to find snow in Austria?  

Stay with Chris and Annika at the Dienten Cabin, they are personal friends and the chalet/cabin is awesome; Dienten is a great little ski area with good regular snowfall, challenging terrain and a sweet snowpark for you park rats!


One Year of Travel Blogging: How has it worked out so far? (+ Affiliate Partnerships)

Part 1: How did it all start?   That’s a tough one.  When I first quit my job back in 2016 all I knew was that I needed to finish my Masters degree dissertation and that I wanted to travel somewhere in Central America, basing myself in a place where I could spend a decent few months really learning to surf.  It’s only after I’d begun to organise the skate crowdfunding campaign for the kids at Mision Mexico that my girlfriend happened to mention that maybe I could write about…

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Top 3 Snowboard Travel Insurance Providers UK: Winter 2017/2018

It’s that time of year again.  Resorts across Europe and North America are reporting huge dumps of early season snow and posting amazing Insta photos of lucky buggers enjoying first lifts and freshies on opening day; all whilst we’re left hoping against hope that it might actually snow in the UK this winter. You’ve read all the early prediction weather reports and apparently, due to unseasonably low highs in counter-rotational stratospheric isotherms there’s a contra-indication that El Niño temperature fluctuations might double the chances of wintery precipitation around the British Isles……or……something…


Action Sports: A Personal History of Commitment and Progression

My successes and (mostly) failures with surfing recently made me realise that I’ve journeyed through ‘the progression curve’ of 4 different action sports now.  So, can my previous experiences learning to skateboard, to snowboard and to downhill mountain bike help me through the next tricky stage of my surfing progression? Only one way to find out…   Part 1: Skateboarding It was 1995 and I was 14 years old.  Channel 4 had a TV show on Sunday mornings that had me transfixed; Board Stupid, I was an avid watcher and…


Top 6 Travel Insurance Providers for Action Sports

This article outlines a basic summary and comparison of 6 travel insurance providers who offer cover for the following action sports: Skateboarding Snowboarding Surfing Scuba Diving Mountain Biking The 6 travel insurance providers are: Dogtag World Nomads Snowcard Lloyds Bank Travel Insurance InsureandGO SportsCover Direct   But why should you trust my opinion?  Well, let me introduce myself, before I gave up the Mon-Fri 9-5 to become a travel blogger I used to work in travel insurance for over 7 years; the international medical emergency assistance coordination sector to be…


USA 2010 – Park City/Snowbird/Powder Mountain – Utah (Gallery)

  View from our Deer Valley house (13 ski bums in one house) SO MUCH SNOW!   Jess, me and Aaron: Chairlift selfies (pouting optional)   View of the Canyons Ski Area (Utah)   Launching off the up-box at Park City’s Kings Crown terrain park   Heavy landing after launching from the up-box at Park City terrain park   Gapping the flat-down skinny rail at the Park City King’s Crown terrain park   Me, Kev, Jon Luu and Paul at the Snowbird Ski Area (Utah)   Kev, Paul, Jon Luu and…


NZ 2009 – Queenstown and Alpine Heliski (Gallery)

View towards Queenstown from Coronet Peak Ski Area   Preparing to enter the Alpine Heliski chopper for our adventure on the Larkins mountain range Just been set down by a helicopter to go snowboarding!! Pretty pumped! Getting some freshies on the Larkins with Alpine Heliski More freshies with Alpine Heliski at the Larkins Range, Queenstown Getting some air time over the driveway feature at the Remarkables Ski Area terrain park More fun on the driveway feature   Me, Sam and Rob on the Remarkables flat box, fun times!   View from…


Broken in Bansko (Travel Insurance Aspect)

Following on from Broken in Bansko (Bulgaria 2017) What is this post/article? – a recounting of a snowboard holiday in Bulgaria where I broke my collarbone into 3 pieces, and how I dealt with the practical side of seeking medical attention in a foreign country and getting home using my travel insurance. What you’ll need to know to begin with – the About me and Travel Insurance Guru sections of this website will help to give you some context; basically I have 7 years experience working in the emergency travel insurance industry. What you’ll…


Broken in Bansko (Bulgaria 2017)

What is this post/article? – a recounting of my snowboard trip to Bansko, Bulgaria; including details of flights, transfers, what it’s like, a review of the MPM Hotel Sport and other practical info (see bottom of page). What you’ll need to know to begin with – I’ve been snowboarding since 2003 and have spent 8 full length winter seasons working in various resorts around the world; hopefully that gives me some frame of reference. What you’ll know at the end – hopefully you’ll know whether you want to stay at the…



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