Lovely Lake Orta

Lake Como is beautiful - but it's hardly off the beaten track. Less than an hour's drive from Milan and made famous by celebrities like Clooney who have decided to purchase summer residences in the stunning region. But just next door lie the lesser known Lake Maggiore, and it's baby sister Lake Orta.

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Where to ski if you want empty slopes that won't break the bank

Following our amazing cat-skiing experience in Silverton last year, I now always look at cat skiing options in ski resorts and research for Jackson revealed that the nearest operator was in Grand Targhee...which markets itself as a "powder paradise." 

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Hiking the Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher were one of the things I was looking forward to the most on our road trip through Ireland - I was keen to do a bit of exercise and see the famous, 700 ft high cliffs. Apparently Ireland's most popular tourist attractions (after the Storehouse?!) with over a million visitors each year, there's plenty of room to explore if you're happy to walk.

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