Sophie Gackowski

Author: Sophie Gackowski

Often found in a tiny seaside town on the east coast of Scotland, Sophie usually gets itchy feet and books a flight to the first place she fancies. She’s found out the hard way that cheap flights and accommodation don’t mean cheap living costs (she’s eaten her weight in veggie sushi in Oslo), that you can’t always trust recommendations of serene beauty and tranquility (dancing on flaming bars in Olu Deniz), and that flying with a hangover is not something she wants to do again (watch out for Dutch jenever – seriously). She’s also mad about dolls’ house miniatures – but we try to make her keep that out of the blog.

    We found 56 articles by Sophie Gackowski

    • Baqueira Beret ski holidays

      Baqueira Beret is one of Spain’s premier resorts for ski holidays, located as it is in the spectacular heart of the Pyrenees. Yet despite its stunning scenery and excellent winter sports opportunities, Baqueira Beret remains one of the country’s best guard…

    • La Molina ski holidays

      La Molina, alongside its neighbouring village of Masella, is one of Spain’s premier ski resorts. Situated high in the Pyrenees, in the spectacular Cerdanya Valley, it’s an area of truly breathtaking landscapes and high, snow-laden peaks. Whether you’re a b…

    • Penticosa Ski Holidays

      Panticosa is an incredible ski resort, nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Aragonese Pyrenees. Although situated in the north of Huesca, the beautiful tourist town has a distinctly Nordic feel: although it offers ample opportunities for alpine skiing,…

    • Scotland

      Scotland may be known for its romantic landscapes and fascinating heritage, but it offers some serious thrills for the adventurous. Home to a number of Britain's highest mountains, and - let's be honest - some of its coldest weather for much of the year, i…

    • Ski Season in November

      November heralds the start of the ski season, offering cheap, traditional and uncrowded winter sports holidays. Not so long ago, conditions at this time of year didn't allow for snow-covered slopes, but in much of Europe and North America today, there's ab…

    • Where is Hot in December?

      December in Britain: the only things going for it are Christmas and New Year! Yes, we all get excited at the prospect of snowmen and sledging, mulled wine and merriment, but by the time the climate cools and we’re well and truly into winter, the promise of…

    • Where is hot in February?

      By February, most of us know that spring can only come too soon! The little sunshine we do see comes at the price of cold, wet weather, so we wrap up as well as we can and become best friends with the central heating! Of course, if you feel like February’s…

    • Family winter breaks

      As the snow begins to settle and cold winds blow their worst, a little sunshine and warmth can certainly bring on a smile. So why brave the winter when you could jet off somewhere sunny? Whether you need to unwind and relax after the New Year celebrations,…

    • Where is Hot in March?

      By March, most destinations enjoy relatively warm, sunny weather, apart from the United Kingdom, that is! Yes, here at home we’re still waiting for the sun to come out, and raise the first beautiful blooms of the season. But why sit around and wait for spr…

    • Hot New Year's Eve

      By the time New Year's Eve rolls round, most of us are sick and tired of the cold. Well, we're are pretty sick and tired of the weather generally, whether it's storm clouds, grey clouds or rain clouds... but it's particularly gloomy come the month of Decem…