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Best Things To Do in Grenoble

Best Things To Do in Grenoble

I was recently coaxed into heading for a ski trip to Les Deux Alpes which I have to admit took some doing. Not that I’m dull as dishwater and twice as bland, but the thing is I’d never strapped on a ski in my life and figured I’d be way out of my element in the French Alps. I mean, to me this was like Silverstone is for racing drivers – not exactly the place to first dip your toe…

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One Day Only in Turin? – All the Time In the World!

One Day Only in Turin? – All the Time In the World!

Chances are that if you’re reading this right now then your holiday dreams for 2013 are based more around flying down the slopes of Meribel than meandering round a few churches. Can’t say I blame you at all, but I’ve always been the kind of person that isn’t happy travelling a few thousand miles from home and not trying to at least fit one or two extra places into the trip to make the most of it. That’s why I…

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Tips and Advice for Budget Flight Companies

Tips and Advice for Budget Flight Companies

It’s got to the point now where the overwhelming majority of travellers across the UK will have experienced those delightful budget flight companies that promise everyone top-tickets for a pittance. And in typical style, a hue proportion will have found out the hard way that anything that looks too good to be true probably is exactly that – budget airlines don’t always come out as ‘budget’ as they’d have us think. The good news however is that at least technically…

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Should I Share Chambery? – My Own Hidden Corner of Tranquillity

Should I Share Chambery? – My Own Hidden Corner of Tranquillity

To be honest, it never fails to surprise and to some extent irritate me that hardly anyone en-route to Val Thorens takes the time to spend a day or so in Chambery. But then again, I’d hardly want my little corner of tranquillity to be suddenly taken over by the tourist mobs either – a bit of a catch 22 really. But anyway, I’m writing this now for the sake of anyone that’s ever found themselves in the area and…

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From a Driver’s Perspective – Tips for Road Users

From a Driver’s Perspective – Tips for Road Users

I’ve been working for Alps2Alps transfers for so long now that you could probably call me a veteran on the mountain roads – as I myself do. Not that I’m some born and bred hotshot, but it’s the kind of learning curve you only get to grips with by practicing all day every day and learning from the trials and errors of others. That’s why I decided to write this entry – to offer a few of my own personal…

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French Alps Train Station Transfers – Keeping it Simple

French Alps Train Station Transfers – Keeping it Simple

When the majority of people think about the idea of French Alps resort transfers, they assume that the subject begins and ends with Geneva Airport and its closest neighbours. In reality however this couldn’t be further from the truth, as every year sees millions of visitors flocking to the region having never left terra firma – arriving via the region’s numerous major railway stations. And the really good news is that the very best resort transfer providers in the business…

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Wendy Hollands – The Aussie Outsider Who Lives in France

Wendy Hollands – The Aussie Outsider Who Lives in France

Today’s Alps2Alps guest is Wendy Hollands, a journalist, writer but, above all, snow-based activities lover! Let’s ask her some questions! 1) How long have you been living in France and why did you decide to move there? I’ve been permanently living in France since 2006, with lots of winter seasons there prior to that. I moved here because I fell in love with both the snow conditions and the language, and living in France meant I could enjoy both. 2)…

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Life (and Skiing) from Andreas Fransson’s Angle

Life (and Skiing) from Andreas Fransson’s Angle

Andreas Fransson is a professional skier, writer, philosopher and adventurer from the north of Sweden living in Chamonix, France. He shares with us some tips and expert opinions about skiing and French Alps. 1) How long have you been skiing? And how long have you been a pro? I’ve been skiing my whole life, since I quit school I’ve gotten all my money through skiing or climbing; first through ski and climbing instruction and guiding, but the last 3-4 years…

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