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The Best Months for Visiting La Plagne

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Tour & Travels

Searching for a way to get rid of the post-Christmas blues for good? Fly off to La Plange at the beginning of the year for a cheaper, quieter, more enjoyable holiday. Money, Money, Money It’s not all about saving money, but this is a good place to start especially if your February skiing trip is …

There’s Snow Place for Family Fun like Alpe d’Huez

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Tour & Travels

Spanning altitudes between 1,250 and 3,330 metres, Alpe d’Huez is an up-and-coming resort in France’s central Western Alps. Its summer cycling is world famous, partly because of the Tour de France, but its winter sports are fast gaining recognition as another great reason to visit Alpe d’Huez. Chalets, apartments and luxury hotels, meanwhile, ensure that …

3 Outdoor Activities in La Plagne that Aren’t Skiing

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Tour & Travels

Located within the picturesque Tarentaise Valley, La Plagne is among the most popular ski resorts in the world, with more than 2.5 million visitors passing through every season. Eleven resorts offer a variety of accommodation available for all, including ski-in ski-out apartments and self-catered and catered chalets. La Plagne has the fantastic runs and lively …

Carrier Transicold’s Platinum Anniversary: All About E-Drive

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Automotive

Two decades ago, Carrier Transicold launched E-Drive. Little did they know that this all-electric technology would prove to be industry-changing to the transport refrigeration sector of the logistics world. Now, as they celebrate their platinum anniversary, they can look back with pride on how they’ve helped delivery work become more sustainable over the past 20 …

2019 is the Year of the Smart Tachograph

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Automotive

Tachographs are nothing new to haulage companies. These handy little devices that fit into vehicles and record information about a driver’s time, speed and distance have been mandatory in HGVs since the 1970s. However, it’s been confirmed that by the time June of 2019 rolls around, smart tachographs will be required in any new commercial …

The Mammals of Borneo’s Deramakot Forest Reserve

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Tour & Travels

Borneo is a popular destination for specialised wildlife tours. One of the most animal-rich areas is the magnificent Deramakot Forest Reserve, in the northern Sabah region of the island. The reserve provides a habitat for almost 75% of the mammals that inhabit the area, including some of its most high profile. The Deramakot Forest Reserve …

Encounter the Owl Species of Central Sweden

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Tour & Travels

For nature lovers who embark on a wildlife tour to Central Sweden, this very peaceful and picturesque part of the world provides a rich and memorable experience. Those with a particular interest in bird sightings are treated to a vast array of resident and migratory species, throughout the wetlands, boreal forests and meadows. Some of …

Best Places for Beginner Birding in the UK

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Tour & Travels

With the wide array of specialised wildlife holidays on offer, nature lovers have the opportunity to travel to exotic destinations all over the world in search of a close encounter. For those with a particular interest in birds, the same is true and holidays close to home reveal an abundance of species. For anyone just …

The World’s Rarest Feline Species: The Iberian Lynx

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Tour & Travels

The Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) is an endangered feline species that can be found in southern parts of Spain. Before their numbers rapidly decreased, the animals populated areas in both the south of France and the Iberian Peninsula, but this has since reduced to just two isolated breeding populations. Dedicated wildlife tours to Spain offer …

The Wild Life of the Masai Mara Wildlife

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Tour & Travels

The Masai Mara is an independent nature reserve located in the Great Rift Valley, and is one of the most famous and wildlife-rich in Africa. The animals are free to roam both inside and outside the park, with some developing a synergetic relationship with the Masai people, as they travel around or through the local …

On Location With the Lemurs of Madagascar

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Tour & Travels

The island of Madagascar is renowned for its wildlife, and is particularly famous for its numerous species of endemic lemurs. The animal first appeared in mainland Africa around 60 million years ago and crossed over to Madagascar soon after. One of the main reasons that they still exist today is due to the island’s isolation. …

On the Trail of the Rare Ethiopian Wolf

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Tour & Travels

The endangered Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) can be found in the highlands of Ethiopia in just seven isolated regions of the country. Since rocky areas and grasslands make up the majority of their habitat, these mammals can be rather difficult to locate. However, an organised wildlife holiday will provide opportunities for excellent sightings. Facts The …

Where’s Waldo? The Top Spots for a Family Holiday

February 9, 2019 | Posted in Insurance

Anyone planning a holiday escape for a large family is expected to strike a fine balance between a finding a quality destination with entertainment for both children and adults and an affordable price, which often seems impossible. If you are struggling, we can help with this list of fantastic budget-friendly destinations for an unforgettable family …

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