Winter isn’t quite over, especially high in the Alps and Pyrenees, two of Europe’s main mountain ranges for skiing. Catch a flight to one of these locations for some last-minute seasonal skiing on a budget.
Some wouldn’t consider this smaller European country to be a skiing hot spot, but Jasná Nízke Tatry is the country’s largest ski resort and features 30 miles of trails, slopes and 20 lifts. The affordability of Slovakia also makes this a major draw for tourists, where a dish of hearty dumplings or stew, plus a Slovak beer, won’t set you back more than €10 euros, or $11.30.
Southwest of Slovakia and across Hungary and Austria is Slovenia, an Alps-adjacent country where Vogel Ski Resort offers less-intense slopes for novice skiers. When you’re not skiing, take a bus trip to nearby Lake Bohinj or the famous Lake Bled, 40 minutes and one hour away, respectively.
It’s no secret Eastern Europe is a budget traveler’s dream, and Bulgaria is no exception. For centuries, Borovets catered to snow lovers at the base of Mt. Musala, the country’s highest peak. Warm yourself between runs with a shot of rakia, a fruit-based liquor popular in the region.
Nestled high in the Pyrenees on the Spain-France border is this family-friendly resort town where an entire apartment can be rented for about $500 a week. Stay warm off the slopes with Catalan spiced snails and potato-cabbage hash, plus hot, melted chocolate served with world-famous churros.
The babymoon trend is adding to the number of women traveling while pregnant. Expecting moms often need special items to take on the road. If you plan to travel while pregnant, you may want to consider adding these products to your suitcase.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Online shopping continues to soar in popularity with more people choosing to browse an entire catalogue of options instead of making a trip to the store. It makes sense because people are busy and sometimes don’t have time to spend hours browsing a store only to buy a few outfits. When shopping online, people can buy items sporadically or fill up carts and purchase them later. Online shopping is now more than just searching on the web, it’s also swiping through an app. Apps make it easier than ever to keep up with sales, new items and trends.
With the early days of spring behind us, the busy days of summer festivals and events will be here before you know it. Most festival favorites, like Bonnaroo, Firefly, Coachella, Lollapalooza, CMA Music Festival and Austin City Limits, have lineups already announced, early-bird pricing expired and tickets mostly sold out or close to it, but, don’t worry, there are far more unique events taking place all over the world. If not this year, at least keep them on your radar for next.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.