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If you're off to the slopes this year then make sure to book with 'Pure Mountain Holidays' in Les Gets (France); their chalet staff are awesome!
Snowboarding in Les Gets: Chapter Two (France 2019)

What is this post? – Chapter Two of Team Von Wizzie’s snowboard trip to Les Gets in January 2019; including a review of beginner snowboard lessons with MINT Snowboarding and various shots out and about on the slopes of Les Gets and Avoriaz. Some context? – I’ve been snowboarding since 2001 and have spent 8 full length winter seasons working in various resorts around the world in addition to various European snow trips. I’m also a Level 1 Snowboard…

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Snowboarding in Les Gets: Chapter One (France 2019)

What is this post? – Chapter One of Team Von Wizzie’s snowboard trip to Les Gets in January 2019; including details of flights, transfers, what the place was like, a review of the Pure Mountain Holidays ‘Chalet Forestiere’ and other practical info. Some context? – I’ve been snowboarding since 2001 and have spent 8 full length winter seasons working in various resorts around the world in addition to various European snow trips; hopefully that gives me some frame of…

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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…

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Scuba Diving at the Gladden Spit and Silk Caye (Belize 2018)

Part 1: Placencia Life in Placencia was much more fun compared to life in Hopkins, especially once we’d found a clean area of beach to enjoy.  We’d moved from the Manatee Inn to Lydia’s Guest House after a couple of days since Lydia’s is a little cheaper and has its own kitchen, meaning we could cut food costs and cook our own meals. We had read that Placencia is far more touristy than Hopkins and thus not to some…

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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…

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10 Ways International Travel has changed in 15 Years (2002-2017)

Having spent a decent proportion of my adult life living and working in different countries, I’ve seen quite a few changes in how we travel internationally and how we live abroad long-term.  I’m specifically talking about the 15-year period between 2002 and 2017.  During this time, I’ve gone from being a 20-year-old university student to a winter season addict to a multilingual corporate manager, and finally to an action sports travel blogger. 2001/2002 I was living and working in…

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