Bad weather blues

We all know that the UK is famously not very good at dealing with snow, some parts of it worse than others – Scotland’s councils and transport authorities seem to deal better with it than, say, the railway companies around London and South East England.

So far, the winter of 2010/11 seems to have hit Britain even worse than usual, with road closures, advice to motorists to travel only when absolutely necessary, and flights grounded leaving thousands stranded at airports up and down the country.

Following the latest spate of airport closures due to yet more bad weather in the UK, the BBC has published several interesting stories. Here’s an article about how airports are kept open during cold weather.

BBC News: How are airports kept open in cold weather?

Amazing to think that Sweden’s biggest airport has never yet closed because of snow in the five decades it’s been open. And quite embarrassing to think that the only severe delays it’s suffering are because of knock-on effects from places like Heathrow.

Gap Adventures – Travel Photography Scholarship

Join a National Geographic on-assignment photographer in Antarctica!
Applications close: 4 October 2009

Gap Adventures have joined with World Nomads and National Geographic Channel to give one exceptional individual the chance to go on assignment with renowned wildlife photographer Jason Edwards to Antarctica!

The brief is to photograph the world’s most remote wilderness on Gap Adventures’ Antarctica Classic aboard the M/S Expedition, exploring the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

To help you take the best photos, the scholarship recipient will receive AU$2,000 worth of Pentax photographic equipment of your choice.

Your best photos will be published on the National Geographic Channel’s website where they will be viewed by thousands of travellers worldwide, offering you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get your foot in the door of one of the most revered exploration organisations in the world!

Highly regarded for his wildlife and remote landscape photography, Jason Edwards is represented by National Geographic Image Collection.

The competition is open to non-professional photographers and you can apply from any country.  For more details and to enter online, please click the link below:

Gap Adventures – Travel Photography Scholarship 2009

HeliTours Malta

See Malta’s famous landmarks from the air on our exhilarating helicopter tour. You will come face to face with the massive forts and fortifications built by the Knights of Malta, the domes of the many Maltese churches and the sprawling green expanse of the Maltese and Gozitan countryside.

The island of Comino

The flights will take you past the dramatic cliffs of Dingli, archaeological world heritage sites, the beautiful Blue Lagoon, fantastic panoramic views of Gozo and Comino, numerous creeks, tiny bays and caves.  You’ll experience a unique view of the grandeur of Valletta – “The Fortress City Built by Gentlemen for Gentlemen” – and unforgettable views of the “Silent City”, Mdina, the ancient capital city of Malta.  To finish, there is no better way to see and admire the Grand Harbour, the most fortified harbour in the world!

Inland Sea

To find out more, visit the link below:
HeliTours Malta

Disneyland® Paris – Mickey’s Magical Party

You can get a whopping 40% off a package stay if you book before 15 July. What’s more, this Magical Offer can be combined with the Kids Under 7 Stay & Play for FREE offer! This means that a family of four can now stay in a Disney® Hotel from as little as £248.40 (including Park Tickets & Breakfast).

To find out more, click on the picture above and have a look in their special offers section.

Golf breaks from Your Golf

Your Golf – putting more golfers on fairways!

If you’re a dedicated swinger while on holiday, then Your Golf Travel has something that will suit you to a tee. Their aim is simple – they offer the best discounted prices and arrange every aspect of your golf holiday, with destinations throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as in Europe, the USA, Turkey, Dubai and many other places worldwide!

Here are just a few of the great deals they have on offer:


Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa 4* , Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, 1 night, 2 rounds of golf – £79


Gleneagles 5*, Bed and Breakfast, 1 night, 1 round of golf – £125


Citywest Hotel, Conference, Leisure & Golf Resort, 2 nights, 2 rounds of golf – £149


Bryn Meadows Golf & Country Hotel, 1 night, 2 rounds of golf – £69


Desert Springs Resort, 3 nights, 2 rounds of golf – £159


Penina Golf & Resort 5*, 3 nights, 3 rounds of golf – £189


Dolce Chantilly 4*, 3 nights, 3 rounds of golf – £229


Poggio Dei Medici Golf Resort 4*, 4 nights, 2 rounds of golf – £309

But if none of those are quite your (golf) bag, then there’s plenty more to choose from – just click on the banner below to find other great deals!

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