Tips To Save Money On the Slopes

active-15926_1280Heading for the slopes can be an expensive business and the cost of flights, equipment hire, travel insurance and accommodation is rising every year.

Here are some ways to cut the costs of a holiday in the snow and make it an affordable option for holiday makers with a limited budget, whilst even those who can afford to splash out will benefit from a few simple methods to save money while enjoying the mountains.


It might seem a no-brainer to go for a budget airline like Ryanair or EasyJet when you are booking up your flights. Once extras like baggage and ski carriage charges are added in, though, it can work out cheaper to take an all-inclusive flight from BA or Swiss Air. Taking the car is often an even cheaper option for families and gives you the chance to stock up at supermarkets if you are self-catering. Another money-saving travel choice is the overnight snow train from St Pancras, which will also give you added time on the slopes instead of using up a day travelling. Another great way to save on international travel costs, particularly if you live in the north of England, is to pick a Scottish ski resort.


If you aren’t part of a large group, getting together with another family to share a large self-catering apartment or chalet will make big savings, with lower ‘per bed’ costs. Pick accommodation on the outskirts of the resort, too, as a central location usually charges a premium. Extras like private hot tubs and swimming pools might sound nice but often end up under-used; if you really want luxuries like these, it’s far more cost-effective to choose a big resort which offers them as public facilities. Larger resorts will also give more choice of budget restaurants and bars, while smaller resorts often limit you to more exclusive, expensive eating and drinking options.

Lessons and lift passes 

If you are novice or beginner, choosing a destination known for world-class, challenging skiing is a waste of money and you will have just as much fun at a lesser-known, cheaper resort. These will also be quieter and far less intimidating than resorts that attract highly-skilled skiers. If you need lessons, always go for group lessons as these are much cheaper than private ones. If you are an intermediate skier, take advantage of the free introduction to the slopes given by the resort’s ski hosts, which is as useful as a paid-for lesson. People are often tempted to buy a six-day lift pass that covers a large area of several resorts. Save money by getting a cheaper one-resort lift pass, with a one-day extension if and when you want to ski at another resort.

4 Best YouTube Channels For Learning

journal-791286_640Electronics are soon becoming the new way children learn. Learning on electronics doesn’t have to be only for children though.

YouTube has tons of channels to choose from to get the brain going and learn new facts about the world.

If you are trying to spend less time browsing on your electronics doing mindless things, instead subscribe to a YouTube channel and make use of some of that online time.

1. ASAPscience.

I recently subscribed to this channel and have been addicted ever since. I love this channel because they make learning so much fun with cartoons and vivid colors. I believe I learn best when I am not only hearing someone talk, but also seeing visuals to help me memorize what I am learning.

This channel talks about anything related to science, from what would happen if an asteroid hit, to what the body goes through on an average day. This channel is also awesome because you can ask ASAPscience your questions, and there’s a possibility they will answer your question in an upcoming video.

2. Vsauce.

Vsauce is an awesome YouTube channel because they answer the kinds of questions most of want answered, but never bother to ask. This channel also covers different topics such as science news along with trivia as well.

3. Khan Academy.

I just recently found out this was a YouTube channel. For quite some time I’ve been using their webpage and app for my learning, but the YouTube usage will come even more in handy. Khan Academy is basically like learning from a professor at home. You can learn different topics such as math, science, computer science, and much more. Khan Academy is not made by just one person, rather than a large number of people who contribute their videos to the channel/webpage.

4. Yale Courses.

If I’m correct, this is a recently new channel that has pleased many people who are not currently or will never attend Yale. It allows people to get in inside look at Yale courses and also learn just the way Yale students would. Even better, you get to do this all in the comfort of your own home. I haven’t been on this channel too much because I’ve been totally obsessed with ASAPscience and everything on their channel.

Learning online is becoming the new way people educate themselves. Going to college online is a great way for people to make ends meet, while obtaining an education. When I start my masters, I will most likely be going to school online so I can still work full time and take care of myself on my own.

Do you watch any of the above Youtube channels? What other channels can you recommend for learning?

3 Best Youtube Channels For Working Out

3 Best Youtube Channels For Working OutYouTube has definitely become one of my main sources to perfect my cooking and language skills. I also have been using YouTube as a free gym whenever I was on the road traveling or had no access to a gym nearby.

YouTube has tons of workout channels to choose from, whether you are into yoga, weightlifting, or some simple stretching techniques. Coming up with your own workout routine has never been easier.

YouTube isn’t only good for Jenna Marbles and other YouTube humor personalities, but it’s also good for increasing your skills at various hobbies and interests such as cooking, learning, practicing new languages, and more.

If you are at a standstill with workouts and aren’t sure where to even begin, head over to YouTube and learn how to get started.

1. BodyRockTV.

Lisa Marie is the trainer for this channel and has been a personal trainer for quite some time. I really enjoy watching her channel because she seems to genuinely care about her audience and them making progress.

She doesn’t take excuses and believes anyone can workout no matter what level they are in. I have to admit, I would probably be a little afraid to get trained by her in person as she seems a little intimidating, but that’s also what some people need.

She also releases videos on how to do workouts properly, in case you don’t know how to do those tricky moves as well. I believe no matter what stage you are at, whether you are a beginner or expert at working out, this channel will still benefit and challenge you.

2. Fitness Blender.

This YouTube channel is run by a husband and wife who make the workout videos together. They do many types of different workouts, so whatever your style is, they are sure to have something that will work for you.

They have complete at home workout videos, so you don’t have to go to the store and buy any workout videos. The videos are quite informative and will really help you get started off well on your weightloss journey.

3. Blogilates.

I’m sure most of you have already heard of her already, as she is a well known YouTube workout personality. She has 2 million + subscribers and is soaring with new fans day by day.

Her YouTube channel not only consists of workouts you can do at home, but she also shares many tips that will help you in the long run. Her Blogilates channel also features cooking videos that are not only delicious, but seem to be a lot of fun to make. She details out how many calories and other nutrition facts that are in the food you are making, which makes it very informative and educating as well. She gives out monthly workout schedules for free to all her YouTube fans, as long as you sign up for her email newsletter.

Do you use Youtube for working out? Which channels do you use to workout?