A COUPLE of weeks ago my husband and I were busy enjoying ourselves on our annual ski trip. A week of sunshine, snow, good food and carving down some superb pistes. We went to Val Thorens in France (click here for my resort guide), part of the famous Three Valleys – a world away from the stress of daily life. It was our second time in VT and we booked up a little later than usual with only 8 weeks to spare.
Val Thorens is home to a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Self catering apartments co-exist next to luxury 5* hotels and there is even a hostel for those such as students who may want to keep costs to a minimum. This year we opted for a catered chalet – Chalet Curling which is a part of the Chalet des Neiges Hermine complex. We had never stayed in a chalet before but the prospect of homecooked food (made by somebody else no less) and freshly baked cake after a day on the slopes drew us in.
VAL THORENS is set in the world-renowned ‘Les 3 Vallées’ ski area of France. It is Europe’s highest altitude ski resort and the area boasts over 600km of pistes across the Three Valleys – 150km of runs between VT and Orelle alone. With snowsure slopes, a long season, varied runs, breathtaking scenery and lively apres ski for those who want it; it’s a great resort whether you are an experienced snow sport enthusiast or indulging in your first ski holiday.
Having just returned from a briliant week of sunshine, skiing and snow in Val Thorens, I wanted to draw up a rough resort guide with a few tips and tricks for anybody who is thinking of visiting VT for the first time and/or looking to get the most out of their stay.
I’VE been doing a lot of thinking lately about life in general and all the incredible things this world has to offer. If I’m being completely honest, which I am, it absolutely blew my mind.
In an attempt to structure my thoughts, I have decided to collate my ambitions and create a ‘bucket list’ which I have shared with you guys below. There are so many things that I want to do, I’m not sure if I will ever get chance to complete this list but here’s to trying to tick off as many of them as possible!
If you have done anything on this list then I would be eager to hear all about your experiences! Please share with me in the comment section or get in touch via the contact page.
SINGAPORE is easily one of my favourite places. With a combination of tropical heat, clean streets, friendly people, fantastic views, amazing food and not forgetting to mention the fiercely efficient public transport system, the MRT. This mix of modern and colonial is unsurpassable.
It was 5am when my husband and I arrived on our most recent visit. We had both been before but never together and as it was the first leg of our honeymoon, we were eager to cram as much into our three days as possible. As was expected, our hotel room was not going to be ready to use until 2pm. We dumped our bags and headed straight out into the hazy morning, keen to make the most of our time.
THE Harvest Hut is a restored shepherd’s hut set in the Northumbrian countryside overlooking the Cheviot Hills.
Located in a small wooded area on the same land as Laverlock Law Holiday Cottages near Lowick, this secluded little spot made us feel like we were miles from civilisation. And this is no bad thing when you are looking to get away from the fast pace of modern life.