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The Best Countries For Ski and Snowboarding Holidays In The World

Sometimes, sunshine, beaches and palm trees can feel just a little overrated. Sometimes, all you want is a thick, heavy snowfall, a pristine piste and the mountain landscape of your dreams, to glide your way to true happiness. And to help you on your way, we’ve done the gruelling work of rounding up the best countries for ski and snowboarding holidays.

Whether you’re after waist-high fresh powder, heart pumping jumps and seriously steep runs, or if you’re more about the picturesque chalets and après-ski life, you’re never too far from a perfect ski and snowboarding destination.

Pack your thermals and emergency sunscreen, and let’s hit the slopes.

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The Best Countries for Surf Holidays

The Best Countries for Surf Holidays

If you’re a surfer, then the world’s your oyster.

There’s barely a corner on the planet where you won’t find breath-taking breaks, epic tubes and gorgeous beaches that’ll have you daydreaming about a perennial globe-trotting adventure, just you and your surfboard, and all the best waves in the world.

Just to make that daydream even more tempting, here’s a round up of the best countries for surf holidays around the world. And there are a few pleasant surprises on the list too.

Because if you thought the perfect surf holiday meant a long haul flight to somewhere dazzlingly sunny on the other side of the world, think again. The perfect break of your watery dreams might be closer than you think.

Grab your passport. Let’s go.

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The Best Surf Spots in Mexico

Mexico’s long been a favourite with sun worshippers – with gorgeous, golden beaches, languid tropical climates and crystalline ocean waters, it’s a dream winter sun getaway.

But the Pacific coast of Mexico has a lot more to offer than just tacos and tequila. It’s also a global surfing hotspot – with some record-breaking waves, monster barrels and secret surfing beaches where you can escape the crowds.

You’ll find a huge range of diversity amongst the best surf spots in Mexico – from hedonistic party beaches and chilled out, ultra-hippy vibes, to truly monstrous world class barrels. So grab your surf board and sombrero, and start planning your dream surfing tour of Mexico’s finest waves.

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The Best Surf Spots in the US

The Beach Boys nailed the iconic surfer persona in their 60s classic “Surfin’ USA” – summing up the perfect blend of mellow sunshine, beach blonde hair and an idyllic summer of endless waves.

But while the hit song name-dropped some of the best surf spots in their home state of California, you’ll find some legendary locations for gnarly waves all across the US.

From sun soaked California and the tropical paradise of Hawaii, to hidden gems hidden in the rockier reaches of the eastern states, the US is a real surfer’s paradise.

So start waxing down your surfboards and plan the perfect surf safari, with the lowdown on the top picks across the USA.

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Best Surf Spots in the UK 2019

The Best Surf Spots in the UK

Think surfing is all about sun-kissed locations and warm turquoise waters off a tropical paradise beach?

Think again. What old blighty might lack in sunshine, it more than makes up for in epic surf locations, and you’ll find some of the best surf spots around a lot closer to home, right here in the UK.

While it will definitely be a little on the chillier side, you’ll find great places to surf for all levels – take your pick from easy going beach breaks, seriously muscled up barrels, and everything in between.

With 10,000 miles of coastline to choose from around England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, you’ve got no excuse not to be hitting the surf board, so suit up (don’t forget your boots) and hit the road, with our run down of the UK’s top surfing locations.

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The Best Surf Spots in Australia 2019

The Best Surf Spots in Australia

Surfing is part of the Aussie DNA, coming second only to the love of a good barbecue.

And no wonder – Australia is home to some of the most legendary surf spots on the planet, luring in everyone hoping to catch some of those picture-perfect waves.

Whether you’re a seasoned expert or an eager first-timer, with over 66,000 kilometers of coastline across Australia, you’ll find the wave to fall in love with.

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How to read surf reports

How to Read Surf Reports: Surf Report Made Easy

If you’re heading out to the coast for a surf or if you’re going on a specific surfing holiday, you’re going to want to know how to read the surf report.

If you’re unfamiliar with the surf report, it’s basically the weather forecast for the waves. How big the swells are going to be and which direction they’re heading, what time the tides will be changing, what the wind speeds will be like and much more.

You’re going to get a pretty clear of surf conditions for the day when you check out the surf report.

Knowing how to read the surf report is beneficial for two main purposes, fun and safety – you’ll know when to avoid the sea because it’s too rough or the waves are no good and you’ll know where and when you’re going to catch the best waves.

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Guide to the 2018 Winter Olympics

Guide to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

The 2018 Winter Olympics

It’s that time once again, the Winter Olympics! The Winter Olympic Games is a great event that showcases the best sports and competitors in a wide range of winter sports.

Since 1924 the Winter Olympics have been staged every four years and the next games are just around the corner.

This year’s competition will be the 23rd Winter Olympics and with over 90 nations competing and over million expected spectators at the events, it’s expected to be one of the best games in recent history.

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Ski Insurance for Snow Sport Holidays

Have you considered your insurance coverage for your next ski trip?

Undertaking a skiing holiday and neglecting your insurance is simply not an option. Winter outings can be demanding enough as it is without the constant worry that you’ll fall into an accident or damage your equipment.

Should the worst happen, you could find yourself running into extremely pricey health costs. From hospital care to emergency transport, an uninsured injury could rack up into the tens of thousands in expenses.

It’s simply not worth the risk.

Thankfully, we’ve got the information you need to find the right snow sport insurance and stay safe out on the slopes.

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