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10 Best Ski Resorts for Late Season Snow & Spring Skiing

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3 reasons why should you ocnsider Skiing in Spring?
1. It’s cheaper
Late season is low season, so lift passes and accommodation cost considerably less than during mid-winter.

2. It’s quieter
Skiing and snowboarding in late season means fewer people on the slopes, and less chance of lift queues.

3. It’s sunnier
In general the weather is more pleasant towards the end of the winter – so you can expect more sun, longer daylight hours, and longer lift opening times; enjoy the bbqs and beer drinking that takes place on the sun terraces of slope-side cafes and bars.

However, it's not uncommon to get cold weather and heavy snow even in May, so don’t assume that the sun will definitely have his hat on, and always come prepared for cold, snowy weather.

Tips for late season trips
The general rule when selecting a resort to go late season skiing is: head high, or head north. The higher the altitude of the ski area, the colder it is, and therefore the longer the snow lasts, so ideally, a…

15 ways to get a flight upgrade

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Throwing tantrums, chatting up check-in staff and even putting on weight are all strategies that Skyscanner's frequent flyers reveal in their their top tips for securing an upgrade.

1. Travel at quiet times
Graphic Designer Clare McMonagle says you get a better chance of upgrading to business class by ‘booking a flight on bank holidays and at other times of the year when business users are less likely to fly as the seats tend not to be taken up’.

2. Spend lots of money
Sometimes you have to invest to get a return. Relationship Executive Matthew Smith says: “My wife and I got upgraded when we moved here from the US on BA. Not sure why, but we think spending $1600 on baggage fees helped.”

3. Be loyal
Ewan Gray, Director, APAC advises joining the airline's loyalty program: “Even if it’s the lowest level, you still get rewarded first. I know this from a friend at BA… and I’ve got a card for each partnership accordingly.

4. Be early
Your flight may only have one or two upgrade pl…

The top 10 most dangerous roads in the world!

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Hairpins, sheer drops, tiny lanes and potholes…these are just some of the elements that make for a dangerous road. In some cases, all these are present along with the added risks of landslides, animals crossing the area and extremely poor visibility. But people still use it because sometimes, it is the only way through.

Here is a list of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the world in reverse order:


10. Rohtang Pass, India Rohtang Pass in India is one of the highest roads in the world at four kilometers in altitude. This high mountain road on the eastern section of the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys in Himachal, Pradesh. The road is twisting and features steep drops and barren canyons. The road is unforgiving and motorists have to navigate through the curves slowly and carefully. The area features the ancient Ki-Gompa Monastery, which is the home for up to 250 monks.

9. Transfagarasanul Road, Romania The Transfagarasanul Ro…

Unforgettable Rail Trips - 10 of the world’s top trains

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Not too long ago, just a few rail journeys in the world had real market profile, but that number has grown as travelers have come to appreciate the beauty of land cruising. Some folks find it more interesting to look out on actual scenery rather than waves. This list of 10 of the world’s top trains is designed to give you a hook for each experience.

Pullman Rail Journeys is a rolling Smithsonian of American cultural history with its feel of Art Deco luxury and authentic cuisine from a bygone era of American dining. Pullman Rail Journeys connects Chicago and New Orleans with twice-weekly southbound and northbound service, and now offers a New York-to-Chicago journey via Washington, D.C.
You can’t position this as a modern luxury experience, because the bulk of the accommodations are in berths, just like the old days, though the Pullman offers a twin cabin. The Pullman goal is authenticity, and to many lovers of rail, that is its own kind of luxury.

The Rocky Mountaineer, a Travvy Aw…

Airport development programme

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Each airport development programme is a unique project and should be treated this way to ensure the planning and design of efficient, flexible terminals, writes Louis Berger’s vice president for global aviation, Javier Gonzalez.

With passenger and cargo traffic expected to grow by around 5% per annum for at least the next 15 years, demand for new and updated airports has arguably never been so high.

Planners have, of course, many issues and stakeholders to take into consideration when building a new airport or renovating, modernising or expanding an existing facility.

Among other things this means that an airport’s layout must be purposefully planned and designed to support an array of carefully balanced services and facilities from landside to airside and from customer-facing areas to the backend.

An airport’s location, customers (airlines and passengers), peak travel times, stakeholder interests and construction budgets are among many variables in planning a new or renovated airpor…

15 Reasons Why Frequent Travelers Are More Likely To Be Successful

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Success can be defined differently for everyone but the fact is some people achieve it and some people don’t. What is it that successful people do or have to find success that others don’t? There has been a lot written about the skills and habits needed to live a successful life and I think most of us know the things we could work on like building confidence or overcoming fears to be more successful in areas we want to. There are people that have a higher likelihood for success than most. Frequent travelers, people constantly on the move learn many life skills exploring our world. Here are 15 reasons why frequent travelers are more likely to be successful because of that:

1. They Know how to Thrive Outside their Comfort Zone
Frequent travelers are in unfamiliar situations regularly. They must work through the unknown because of necessity. Faced with countless new experiences they learn valuable coping strategies that help them shoulder uncertainty and remain calm and effective. This…

Fantastic Airplane Window Shots

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When traveling by airplane i always try to book a seat near the window as the view always fascinates me. Some travellers don't even bother to look outside.

In case you are one of them, today we are going to try to change your mind.
Take a look at these amazing photos! This is what you miss!







International Workers' Day, Worldwide

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Where? In more than 80 countries

When? 1st of May, 2014

International Workers' Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration of the international labour movement.

May 1st is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries.International Workers' Day is the commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago. The police were trying to disperse a public assembly during a general strike for the eight-hour workday, when an unidentified person threw a bomb at them. The police reacted by firing on the workers, killing dozens of demonstrators and several of their own officers.

In many countries, the working classes sought to make May Day an official holiday, and their efforts largely succeeded. May Day has been an important official holiday in countries such as the People's Republic of China, North Korea, Cuba and the former Soviet Union. May Day celebrations typically feature elaborate popular and military parades in these countrie…

International Music Festival "White NIghts", St Petersburg, Russia

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Where? St Petersburg, Russia


When?  10th - 12th of July, 2014

The White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia is an annual international cultural event. The White Nights Festival consists of a series of classical ballet, opera and music events and includes performances by Russian dancers, singers, musicians and actors, as well as famous international guest stars. The Scarlet Sails celebration is the culmination of the White Nights season, the largest public event anywhere in Russia with the annual estimated attendance about one million people, most of whom are students from hundreds of schools and colleges, both local and international.

The White Nights Festival is officially organized under the egis of the Saint Petersburg City Administration. The festival officially begins in May with the "Stars of the White Nights" at Mariinsky Theatre and ends in July of each year. However, many performances in connection with the White Nights Festival may often take place before and …

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival, Hong Kong

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Where? Hong Kong

When? 27th June - 31st of August

One of Hong Kong’s largest annual festivities, breathing life into the rainy season, are these four events combined into one. The festival kicks off June 21-23 with the Dragon Boat Carnival, gathering more than 5,000 boat racers from 21 countries, followed by the Summer Pop Live in Hong Kong concert and Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Festival. 
In Hong Kong, a celebration of an ancient Chinese festival has become one of the world’s great parties – the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival. And every year, boats, beers and cheers draw hundreds of thousands of spectators and revellers to stunning Victoria Harbour to experience it.

For further information: www.discoverhongkong.com

Country Music Association Festival, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Where? Nashville, Tennessee, USA

When? 5th - 9th of June

The CMA Music Festival is a four-day music festival centered around country music hosted each June by the Country Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee. Begun in 1972 as Fan Fair, the event now draws over 400 artists and celebrities who hold autograph sessions and perform in one of the many concerts offered throughout the festival.

In 2011, total combined attendance for the four-day event was estimated to have exceeded 250,000 people at ticketed events and in free areas. Visitors came from 41 different nations, and all 50 states.

For further information: http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival/

Sumida River Fireworks (Hanabi) 2015, Tokyo, Japan

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Where? Tokyo, Japan

When? 25th of July 2015

Time?  19:05 to 20:30

Originally used to ward off evil spirits, fireworks have a long history in Japan and are an integral part of Japanese summers. Hundreds of firework shows are held every year across the country, mainly during the summer holidays in July and August, with some of them drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators.

For further information:http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/paleo/2015

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Where? Edinburgh, Scotland

When? 01-25 August 2015

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival on the planet. It's a celebration of the best performances and entertainment acts from a range of different countries across the world. The Festival is an ‘open-access’ festival, which means if you have a show to perform, and somewhere to perform it, your on the bill.

The Festival itself actually has no part in producing any of the performances. They simply advertise, and rely on the thousands of individuals from across our planet to put on a show.

Further information:www.edfringe.com

Top Honeymoon Destinations in the World!

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Just married couples can get an idea of the best honeymoon destinations around the world with this article.
From Hawaii to the Greek Islands, we offer solutions to travellers in love having a limited budget or to those that want their honeymoon to be all about luxury and comfort; and there is nothing wrong with that!                                             


Source: www.list25.com

Il Palio 2015, Siena, Italy

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Where? Siena, Tuscany, Italy

When? 2 July and 16 August 2015

Il Palio in essence is a bareback horse race that lasts for about a minute and a half. During this incredibly short dash around Central Piazza of Il Campo, jockeys are permitted to do virtually anything to their opponents other than tug their reins. What interesting here is that the winning steed is sometimes riderless!

This event hits the heart of Sienese civic pride, whereby each specific horse represents one of the city’s 17 districts, all of which have their eye on the victorious "palio banner".

The passionate displays of loyalty are in many respects a major part of the spectacle just like the race itself. All horses are blessed by the churches of the district and via medieval parades, which accompany the competitors when they register at the Palazzo Comunale. Before the race, pageboy types wave bright flags bearing ancient symbols, including a double-headed eagle and a crowned dolphin.

The event …

Paléo Festival 2015, Nyon, Switzerland

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Where? Nyon, Switzerland

When? 21-26th July 2015

Created in 1976 and situated between Geneva and Lausanne, the Paléo Festival is Switzerland’s biggest outdoor music event. Paléo Arts and Spectacles is a non-profit cultural association, named after a successful racehorse, promoting music and art via concerts and other events.

The festival takes place over six days, and caters to an audience of 220,000 people. It typically hosts 120 concerts, promoting a combination of established stars and new talent. Music genres include rock, French chanson, world music, reggae, hip-hop, classical music and street theatre.

The event is family-friendly with a day nursery and a children’s play area. There is also plenty of food on offer with over a hundred food and craft stalls and restaurants. For festival goers, a free campsite is also available.

For further information: http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/paleo/2015

Top Worldwide Events in July 2015!

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July is the heart of summer and one of the busiest months of the year regarding tourism and events. Summer holidays are often spent on the beach, with a cold drink in hand and friends, many friends. If you are planning to visit another city or country, it would be wise to do an event research before going there, so you know which events to attend to and where.

We have found the top worldwide events for this July2015 and we would like to share this information with you, our lovely readers!

1.Open'er Festival, Gdynia, Poland
2.4th of July, Independence Day, USA
3.Wimbledon Finals, London, UK
4.Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain
5.Video Game Day, USA
6.Yahoo! Wireless Festival, London, UK
7.Bastille Day, Manhattan, New York
8.Festa del Redentore: A guide to Venice's Festival of the Redeemer
9.Paléo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland
10.Sumida River Fireworks (Hanabi), Tokyo, Japan

Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2014, London, UK

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Where?
London's new 2015 venue at Finsbury Park
We are proud to be coming to a new home in Perry Park, Birmingham

When? 3-4-5 July 2015

Don't miss this year's Yahoo! featuring the below artists:

For further information:www.wirelessfestival.co.uk

Wimbledon Finals 2015, London, UK

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Where? Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, UK

When? 29th June - 12th July 2015

It is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is considered as the most prestigious. It has been held at the same place since 1877 and is one of the four major tennis tournaments in the world. Wimbledon is also famous for its magnificent strawberries and cream, if you can afford it that is!

Furthermore, it is the only one to be still played on grass, since all the other major events have chosen a different kind of surface.

This year's tournament had many surprises, with many tennis stars losing from the early stages of the tournament.

The question is can homeboy "Murray" do it again?
For further information:www.wimbledon.com/index.html

4th of July 2015, Independence Day, USA

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Where? USA

When? 4th of July 2015

It's undoubtedly the most popular event in the USA and something to celebrate every day; freedom!

The 4th of July is the date when America was born, the day that independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain was declared. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.

American Expats also widely celebrate this day around the world, so remember to say something on the 4th of July. 

For further information:http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Society/4th-of-july.php