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Jono Archer

We know! You’re probably thinking ‘isn’t it a bit too soon for Christmas talk? It’s only August’

Well yes; it probably is. But when it comes to winter holidays, we find the earlier the better. Here at Activities Abroad we get booked up early, so it’s time to start talking snow!

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Amy Hope

Croatia is the perfect family destination. It’s a country that combines historic towns, a Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches, magnificent mountains and, of course, amazing activities. What more could you ask for from a destination?

Here are seven photos to inspire you to head to Croatia this summer holiday:

Greta Henderson

The Finns have something like 50 words for different types of snow and you will be able to see a range of types on the way to the amethyst mine - even if you do not know the Finnish words for them yet! On the last stretch of the snowmobile journey from Luosto to the mine, you will find ‘tykky’ in abundance; large chunks of snow frozen onto the trees, to the point that they no longer look like trees and have taken on the persona of alien sculptures creating a science fiction-esk landscape.

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The snow is thick on the ground and untouched by human feet and the landscape is worth a visit but you are here to ‘dig yourself rich’ with some amethysts (well perhaps!).

Greta Henderson

Arriving at the reindeer farm we were met by a fellow in a startling blue cloak decorated with a bright red trim. On his head sat a giant fur hat with flaps similar to that of a deerstalker; his feet were as interesting as the rest of his outfit as, casting my eyes down, I noticed he wore furry shoes that could have been furry slippers that curled around at the toe.

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He welcomed us by opening his arms and standing very straight and tall and introducing himself as Joonas; telling us that he is a reindeer herder before he led us towards his reindeer, about 30 metres away. The reindeer stood fairly still as we approached, moving their heads only to check who we were. They were then harnessed up and attached to a sleigh and behind that reindeer’s sleigh was another reindeer and then another sleigh and so on; so standing in front of us was a ridiculously cute reindeer train!

Barry Nolan

Think of Sicily and most people will immediately say Mafia and Etna and then hear the haunting strains of Nina Rota’s ‘The Godfather’ theme in their heads; I profess to falling for this clichéd image as I arrived at Catania Airport.

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Amy Walkington-Gray

Without a doubt, one of the most desired holiday requests is an idyllic island holiday featuring days of sun, sea, and sand.  At Activities Abroad however, we see a lot more to islands than just that.  Our Island holidays offer adventures across mountains, through forests, along coastlines and on the sea in some of the most thrilling ways.

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Get a feel for island life this summer with our top three island adventures:

Jono Archer

 I travelled to Madeira in late September 2016 to see what the archipelago had to offer and I was blown away by the beauty of the landscapes, the variety of the activities and the range of wildlife to see.

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Amy Hope

Sadly one of Malta and Gozo’s most cherished natural wonders, the Azure Window, collapsed early yesterday morning due to overpowering weather conditions. After giving so many travellers such joy for so many years, it is sad to see it lost to Mother Nature.

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Nevertheless, this delightful part of the world offers so many other great experiences for all to enjoy!

Andy Marshall

Experiencing a snow holiday with Activities Abroad is more than just your normal family ski escape. Combine fantastic snow with bucket list experiences, endless fun away from crowded resorts and magical family experiences.

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Here are our top three places to experience a snow holiday:

Amy Walkington-Gray

Each year our very talented product team come up with exciting new holiday destinations that we know you’ll love. This year is no exception and because these new holidays are so good we couldn’t wait to share them with you!

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Here’s a peek at what’s new for 2017 with Activities Abroad:

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