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Top 10 things to see and do in France’s Three Valleys

Top 10 things to see and do in France’s Three Valleys

The Three Valleys resorts collectively create the biggest ski area in the world. You can ski or snowboard all week and not cover the same terrain twice.

The Three Valleys run from Courchevel to Orelle in the French Alps, and the eight linked ski resorts collectively create the biggest ski area in the world. With some 600 km of runs, you can ski or snowboard all week and not cover the same terrain twice.

But there’s far more to the Three Valleys than winter sports. The apres ski is legendary, and in the summer months there’s a lively programme of...


Hotel Review: Grand Hotel Rond Point des Pistes, Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel Review: Grand Hotel Rond Point des Pistes, Courchevel 1850, France

From December until April, the picturesque village of Courchevel 1850, is the ski capital of the French Alps. All of the Three Valleys ski area is accessible from its lifts, and it boasts some of the best apres ski entertainment in the Alps.

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Grand Hotel Rond Point des Pistes is a family friendly chalet hotel with access directly onto the piste. The roaring fire, home from home furniture, and quirky artworks featuring Scandinavian trolls create a cosy, laid back atmosphere where you can happily wander about in your...


Summer fun in Verbier, Switzerland

Summer fun in Verbier, Switzerland

Summer in Verbier? You will be amazed at just how much alpine fun in the sun this winter ski resort offers.

Verbier, along with other alpine ski resorts, wants tourists in the summer as well as the winter, and they’ve devised a special offer. Every hotel guest, staying one night or more, is entitled to the Verbier Infinite Playground (VIP) Pass.

This grants free travel on cable cars and postal buses plus a reduced price or free entry to more than 25 activities. It sounds like fun, so I set off to give some of them a try

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24 hours in Huntington Beach, California – Surf City USA

24 hours in Huntington Beach, California – Surf City USA

Huntington beach on Highway One is a small town yet it has wide open soft sand beaches, a vibrant beach life – even at night – that’s egged on by a sunny Mediterranean climate. And as it is just 35 miles from Los Angeles, Huntington Beach is so worth a stopover when you visit California.

It’s self-proclaimed nickname “Surf City USA” is so apt. It all started in 1910 when real-estate developer and railroad magnate, Henry Huntington, brought the Hawaiian-Irish surfing star, George Freeth, to town to give demonstrations.

Fifteen years later legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku moved here and Huntington...


3 city breaks in northern Germany – Lübeck, Hamburg & Bremen

3 city breaks in northern Germany – Lübeck, Hamburg & Bremen

Fancy a summer trip with an urban edge? Holly Lacey-Freeman considers these cities in northern Germany.

We take a whirlwind look at three fantastic cities – Lübeck, Hamburg and Bremen – in northern Germany. Visit them individually or as a trio of destinations and enjoy their historical cobbled streets, sprawling parks and an abundance of restaurant choices.

Bremen – Best for families

A city shaped by both tradition and innovation, Bremen is a modern metropolis with a famous fairy-tale background. The most popular inhabitants, the town musicians – can be found outside the city hall...