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Fun in Trysil - exploring Norway's largest ski resort

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My fourth trip to Norway and I couldn't have loved it more. When I was younger, I never really understood why people went to a place more than once or twice. My logic: if you have time and money to travel, why not go see different places each time? Now, at 33, I know there is something unique and soothing about returning to a place you already know. You alre[...]

5 Reasons to travel Europe in Winter

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July - summer is spoiling me with eternal sunshine, my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds are filled with my friends' beautiful holiday snaps and all my clocks are switched to wanderlust, but there is one thing missing: time. I know at least one other Travelette who is in the same situation and will instantly raise her hand on this - at this point let's a[...]

Winterlust: A Bucket List for Winter

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Lately, I find myself complaining about winter more than usual. After freezing and shivering in -20°C Berlin two winters in a row, fate brought me to the milder, yet wetter winter in Glasgow. But even though temperatures hardly drop below zero here, it's still too cold most days. And if it's not, it's too warm for this time of the year. Or too windy. Or too [...]

Travelettes Guide to Snowboarding in Hafjell, Norway

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Snowboarding in Norway is good. No, really it is. I never thought I'd type that sentence after ten years snowboarding in the Alps and only in the Alps, but yes, snowboarding in Norway is good. Now I know what you're thinking, you don't believe me, so allow me to answer some of your questions. Where did you go? We spent five days in Haf[...]

Winter Holidays in Anzère, Switzerland

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While wrapping myself in a thick blanket with a hot water bottle and drinking tea my mind always drifts away to the snow and I can literally see myself shredding down some wicked slopes in the sunshine and finally make use of this icy weather. Oh yes, I am counting the days until I'll be back on my snowboard enjoying the calm of the mountains while racing do[...]

Above the clouds - Mountain Panoramas of Switzerland

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"We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon" is what Konrad Adenauer once said. I am always amazed with the beautiful view above the clouds, be it while sitting on an airplane, climbing up a volcano or going on a ski trip. There is always a certain calmness, which makes you feel free and happy. As I have recently been on a ski [...]

Dogsledding in Hemsedal, Norway

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Norway and I have a somewhat difficult past. About a year or 2 ago I had a flight booked to Oslo at 8am but coming home drunk at 5am I never made it to the airport in time. Then, a year later, I was given the opportunity to visit on three different occasions within a matter of just a couple of months but never managed to squeeze it into my busy calendar. So [...]

Upcoming Snowboard Festivals in Europe

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It is getting colder and colder and thoughts are drifting away from warm summer days to freezing snow days. You're stuck between sommer and winter fun times and all you can see is rain, rain and more rain. Snowboard season may not have started yet- but why not get into the vibes for it already by visiting some of the upcoming snowboard festivals, which will [...]

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