HOW TO: Ten top tips for better skiing

December 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

I am beyond excited about January. Four days in Verbier followed swiftly by a week in Val Thorens means I can finally stop pretending that riding my bike really fast down hills feels a bit like skiing and actually SKI!

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This year I am mega keen to get out of what ski mags call the ‘intermediate rut’ – when you feel like you could do a red run blindfold but moguls still make you feel like you might die. Luckily as well as putting in a lot of hard work there are handy hints and pointers that will really help you if you’re feeling like your slicing has come to a standstill – try concentrating on one or two each session and you’ll soon be flying down yellow runs and bitching about snail-paced beginners.

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HOW TO: Manage your money when travelling

December 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Travelling will give you an incredible insight into new cultures and people. It’ll give you a tan, an open mind and permanent wanderlust. But it can also leave you in debt or stranded without money, if you aren’t careful. Here’s how to sort money, plan costs and figure out international money transfer so you can get on with the important things, like moonlit beach parties and turning a lovely shade of brown.

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The Beardo: possibly the coolest ski accessory in the world.

December 20, 2012 § 1 Comment

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I love skiing. I love beards. The fact that I don’t have enough testosterone to grow my own beard need hinder my attempts to stay warm on the slopes NO LONGER!

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Guest blog: On wanderlust

December 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Fellow girl outdoors and incurable traveller Anni Kasari blogs on the best feeling in the world: wanderlust.

298662_691211880736_1341552551_nWanderlust. Itchy feet. Travel Fever.

Whatever you want to call it, I caught the bug four years ago. Or maybe even earlier; I had, after all, been dreaming of joining a Native American tribe before I knew my multiplication tables (and I must admit I still spend a lot more time on such daydreams than multiplications). I moved to England as soon as I finished school at 18, and hard though that year of learning to live independently in a foreign country was, it taught me some very valuable lessons. The best of them was to learn not to feel homesick.

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REVIEW: Dry Wax Combat Jacket from Peregrine

December 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

Say hello to my beatiful new coat. The lovely lot at Peregrine Clothing posted it to me and now I pretty much live in it.

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Video: urban spaces and wild woods

December 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

This very short and very sweet film captures the contrast and beauty of bustling cities and empty wild spaces.

‘Neighbourhoods’ by Saskia Kretzschmann & Vera Danilina

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