Alys is a winter sports specialist who writes for publications such as The Mountain Echo, www.natives.co.uk and the brochure for the Altitude Festival 2009. She has worked two winter seasons in Meribel, France.
Of all of the things that a festival could celebrate, tuna fish has got to be one of the weirdest.
What to do with a city’s airport after it has closed down? How about making it into a giant park?
When most of us are wrapping presents, slurping mulled wine and hanging tinsel, the residents of Oaxaca City are busy carving radishes.
Qbic Hotels offer futuristic, cube shaped rooms, with double beds, a bathroom and desk all incorporated into one small square area.
For sensible souls who fail to see the point of a holiday where you have to exercise every day, there is a solution: the Sno-limo.
Inline and roller skaters happily gliding along the city’s streets en masse, accompanied by a subwoofer-equipped music bike.
Every April, the worlds of snow mobile and ski enthusiasts collide (quite literally) in this mad event.
If you’re fed up with overcrowded, built up, boozy party town ski resorts, Idaho’s back country may provide the remedy you’re looking for.
What do you get when you cross a scavenger hunt, a fancy dress competition and a series of messy, silly and sometimes scary dares?
Steering? No. Brakes? Not a chance. A hell of a lot of fun? Most definitely.