Winter Fun

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Photo Credit: SPP- Photography via photopin cc

With cold and snowy times upon us, it’s time to start thinking about winter breaks. Gone are the summer sunshine holidays we all pack our flip flops for, and now we turn our attention to the cold, and breaks that offer us something a little different.

If you’re thinking of heading off to indulge in a spot of winter sporting fun this year, make sure you remember the all-important extras for your time away, such as holiday insurance. When it comes to skiing, snowboarding, and other adrenaline sports, you need to make sure that your policy will cover you for such things, and in some cases you may even have to buy add-ons; it really is a case of checking the small print.

Never, ever be tempted to travel without adequate insurance regardless of what kind of break you’re going on, because in the event of an accident, and let’s face it, with winter sport there is a higher chance of an accident unfortunately, then you will be wishing you took just half an hour out of your day to book that all important policy. Remember to declare any pre-existing conditions for travel insurance and you’ll be all ready to hit the slopes without any worries at all.

Of course, travelling during the winter months also brings a few other potential pit falls, such as bad weather and delays. It’s important to be one step ahead of the game in this case, and a good way to do that is to check your up to date flight information online before you leave the house. This means there will be no nasty surprises, and in the event of a potential delay, you can adjust your plans accordingly. Forewarned is forearmed!

Despite all this warning malarkey, once you’ve got the extras sorted out, you can start to seriously look forward to your break with a difference. Having said that, where can you go? Well, the list is endless.

You don’t have to go to the snow if you don’t want to, as there are plentiful long-haul winter sun destinations, as well as the Canary Islands, which are much closer and have some fantastic deals all year around. If you do want the snow however, then Europe is your best bet, with Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy offering perfect conditions for those with a penchant for some skiing or snowboarding action. If you want to go further afield, why not think about Canada or the USA for some snowy action?

Wherever you go, remember my advice about your insurance needs, and that way you can be assured that your holiday will be memorable for all the right reasons.

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