Finding cheap family ski holidays

For many of us a skiing or snowboarding holiday is the adventure and the chance to relax that we look forward to most of all if we’re lucky enough to pay a visit the slopes on an annual basis. There is nothing quite like whizzing down a beautiful hillside or looking out across a range of sensational snow-capped mountains.

The good news is that there are hundreds of high quality but low cost package deals available for consumers to choose from right now, including dozens of family ski offers, that are helping households across the UK keep a reign on their ski holiday spending. So whichever region of the world you have in mind as the dream destination for your next snow sports getaway you can save some considerable and worthwhile sums of money by simply doing some basic research online.

As well as deals on self-catering apartments that can help keep the costs of your next trip within your budget, there are also cheap all inclusive skiing holidays available these days that give families the chance to make the most of the adventures while not over-stretching their budgets. And while there is plenty of fun to be had on the slopes regardless of the kind of ski holiday package that you book, your time away can prove rather more relaxing when you don’t have to worry about cooking or washing up after yourself.

The accommodation available and suitable for families as they spend time in the mountains includes of course all manner of luxury hotels regardless of which resort you choose to stay at. You can also stay close to the pistes and set up in a self-catering or a full or half board apartment, or you can make the most of a home-from-home experience and opt to stay in a charming but spacious and well-equipped chalet. You’ll find the very best deals online and additional discounts are offered for using the internet to place your bookings.

Paying Our Tickets With Tax Refund

Besides the fact that it is Spring  season, it is also the season of filing income taxes here in the US.  The deadline is usually April 15.  This year, 2012, the deadline is extended until April 17 to accommodate holidays or severe weather conditions.

We submitted our tax report and fortunately we have tax  refund for the year 2011.  With the use of an online tax filing software, we already knew the amount of the refund we’ll be receiving.  Like I said before, the money from our tax refund is going to be used to purchase air tickets for our vacation this year.

Tax money from refund can do lots if we use it wisely.

1.  Travel and vacation

2.  Tuition fees payment

3.  Home repairs

4.  Home upgrade

5.  Shopping items from personal wishlist

6.  Gadget upgrade

7.  Baby stuff

…and just about anything important that we already thought of allocating.

In my situation, the money is intended for the tickets before the tax filing.  My husband assumed that we will get a refund.  And yes we did!  We are very happy because the flights are booked in Korean Air.  What we have to save for now is the expense money.

How about you?  If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, better do it before the deadline comes.

Vacation In Iceland?

Tourism is one of the best industry in the world where we can see different places and cultures.  In addition, we can also learn about the history of the country and its people.  There are many beautiful and interesting places in the world.  Some are unexplored and unnoticed.  But those destinations that are visited frequently by tourists get more and more famous.

Most of the travelers, vacationists, adventurers, and tourists visit places in Asia, South America, and Western part of Europe.  I was just wondering if they have been to the cold places on Earth like in Iceland?  Curiosity always strikes me you know.

I like adventure too.  For some reason I got interested to learn about vacationing in Iceland.  Well, let’s say from a humid and warm country like the Philippines, I also want to know what it would be like if I get an opportunity to visit Iceland.  The country is, of course, has ice glaciers.  But one of the adventure here is the tours in Iceland highlands.  There are licensed travel agencies that offer affordable self-drive vacation and luxury tours.  Like any tourist destinations in the world, I think Iceland has also lots of things to show that travelers will enjoy experiencing.

One more thing, I learned that there are Filipino settlers in Iceland.