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  • 10 of the best small and affordable ski resorts in Europe: readers' travel tips

    Less-obvious locations in eastern Europe offer great-value, though our readers reveal bargains in quiet ski resorts in the Alps, too Just 2½ hours from Milan Malpensa, passing Lake Como, Madesimo has varied and extensive skiing with 60km of uncrowded pistes between 1,550 and 2,880 metres. Highlights are the pisted and off-piste runs of the Val di Lei, and Canalone and Camosci expert off-piste itineraries. Lunches on-mountain cost €20 with wine. Apres ski is quintessentially Italian, with...

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  • A family ski trip: Le Buet, the French Alps

    A fun, communal ski week for families is perfect for both beginners and more experienced skiers – and offers the chance to learn a few unexpected skills, too ‘And this is your circus instructor...” Those words, both intriguing and slightly alarming, are not what you expect to hear at the start of a week’s skiing. But this wasn’t a typical ski trip. For a start there were 80 of us, complete strangers at the beginning, sharing a youth hostel. Then there was the unusual location – a hamlet at the...

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  • 20 affordable skiing holidays with a difference

    These ski trips aren’t only about the slopes; they take in the resorts’ stunning backdrops and everything from mountain art to romantic railways Combine zooming down the slopes with a week of language lessons at the Apple Languages school in Kitzbühel, a medieval mountain village full of chic shops and cosy cafes and one of the most famous locations in the skiing world. The small school’s director is a former ski instructor who often joins students up the mountain, where they can head every...

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  • Disney-Loving Couple Visits All 6 Theme Parks in 1 Day: ‘It’s Just Been a Dream Come True’

    This couple took their love of Disney to infinity — and beyond! In a whirlwind trip on Wednesday, Tennessee natives Heather and Clark Ensminger visited all 6 U.S. Disney theme parks in 1 day. The couple started out their day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, before making stops at Epcot, Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, according to the Disney Parks Blog. Impressively, the couple didn’t just run in and out of each theme park, they made time to grab a bite and visit one...
  • Brazil's largest airline goes after higher-paying customers with a new perk: No middle seat

    Brazil's largest airline, Gol is set to launch flights to the U.S. next month and says it won't offer middle seats in its premium section.

  • Sagrada Familia cathedral gets building license 130 years after work began

    More than 130 years after construction first began, Barcelona's towering Sagrada Familia cathedral is finally to get a building permit, the city council and the monument's official blog said.