Ski lovers around the world don’t miss it!

Winter is officially here! Either you are a beginner or an expert, now is the ideal period to book your next ski trip! If you’re looking for a skiing adventure inclusive of an entirely different cultural experience in a place where skiing has been a way of life for centuries, we recommend these resorts in Europe. Think snow, pack your equipment and bon voyage…



Cortina d’Ampezzo : A famous racing town and host of the 1956 Olympics, it certainly has some serious skiing. It offers to its Italian and foreign visitors a unique welcome treatment that is known throughout the world. Cortina is not without reason known worldwide as the “Queen of the Dolomites”. 120 km of perfectly groomed slopes and 38 different lifts and cable cars and a total of 72 slopes, ranging from blue to black, offer boundless winter sports fun for young and old. All in all, the ski region exists of 3 ski areas. In the three regions of Cortina are numerous traditional huts, restaurants and après-ski bars which invite you to take a break.

       The town centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo (image via wikipedia)


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  • Madonna di CampiglioMadonna di Campiglio is an elegant ski resort located at 1550 m of altitude in a natural conch nestled between the Brenta Dolomites mountain range and the Adamello and Presanella glaciers. The ski Slopes of Madonna are suitable for each level of skiing or snowboarding, from novice skier or snowboarder, advanced or even for the experts. Madonna di Campiglio is part of the Skirama Adamello-Brenta Area and has direct access to 150km of downhill skiing, with 51 individual pistes, served by 61 ski lifts. However, for those that want to do something other than sports, Madonna is famous for its great designer boutiques, restaurants, as well as nightlife.

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AvoriazSurrounded by Portes du Soleil, lies the ski resort of Avoriaz.  In total 72 top-groomed slopes and 34 modern lifts extend over this ski resort. The ski area has a superpipe and five snowparks in different skill levels. In this car-free destination, there is a very narrow selection of hotels and restaurants, but just a lift ride away (with more choice) is the British favourite, Morzine.

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St. Anton am Arlberg: St Anton is unique amongst ski resorts in holding three legendary reputations simultaneously. It is part of the Arlberg area of ski resorts – a region that includes 94 cable cars and ski lifts, 340 km (210 mi) of groomed pistes and 200 km (120 mi) of deep-snow runs, all of which are covered under one lift pass. Especially popular with expert and advanced skiers. There are lots of lively discos and bars, which keep going from 3 pm to 2 am., so it’s not for those who like a quiet life and gentle, uncrowded slopes.

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St. MoritzSt. Moritz is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious and glamorous ski resorts worldwide. The village which is situated at the foot of the ski resorts Corviglia/Piz Nair is especially well known for its extravagance and therefore attracts celebrities from all over the world to the Swiss Alps. You can find 163 km of perfectly groomed slopes, 42 km of which are marked blue for beginners, 87 km red for advanced skiers and snowboarders and 34 km black for all professionals. There are 22 lifts and cable cars open up the entire ski area. In St. Moritz, there are numerous huts and mountain restaurants with amazing view.

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We not only provides great prices and easy, secure shopping, but also excellent customer service, which is easily accessible by e-mail or by phone at 630-893-5036. Our customer service specialists are trained to help you place your order and can answer any questions you may have concerning our policies, procedures, security and customer guarantees.

Travel Plug adapters for Ethiopia

Let’s say you’ve become a much more adventurous traveler.  Europe, the Far East, Australia … you’ve done all that.  You want something that gets to the root of human existence.  And you’ve found it — Ethiopia!  But before you sign up for your trip, you need to find out — do I need Travel Plug adapters for Ethiopia?

The answer is Yes, you do.  But why do you would you want to travel there?  Here are some good reasons:

  1. Are you a coffee-head?  A java-junkie?  Do you want to know where your morning joe started?  Ethiopia is where it started — it’s where Coffea arabica, the coffee plant, originates.  Even today, Ethiopia produces about three percent of the world’s coffee output.  And they drink it, too.  “Half of the coffee [produced in the country] is consumed by Ethiopians, and the country leads the [African] continent in domestic consumption,” according to Wikipedia.
  2. Now, after you get all hopped up on your bean-fueled refreshment, how do you burn off all that energy?  You run, of course.  Ethiopia has been famous for long-distance running since Abebe Bikila won Olympic gold for his country in 1960 and 1964. Why Ethiopia?  In a word, altitude.  If you’re simple and serious, you can train there and run there.
  3. Never mind the origin of coffee.  How about the origin of humans? “Ethiopia is widely considered the site of the emergence of anatomically modern humans … 200,000 years ago,” An Ethiopian kingdom was known from at least the 8th Century BC, and Axum was the first verified Christian power in the area, dating from the first century AD. Lalibela is famous for its rock-cut churches.

OK, so you’re ready to run around some rock-cut churches with a steaming-hot mug of Starbucks — or something better from the locals — in your hand.  And you want to use your travel brewer from home to make it.  Will it need an adapter?

Yes, it will.  Ethiopia uses three types of plugs — Types D, J, and L.  The country was electrified at different times with different development standards.  And our kit for Ethiopia covers those standards. If you want to find out more, just contact us

Travel Plug Adapters for Peru: Come for the History, Stay for the Sailboarding

Flanked by Columbia and Ecuador, sits the Republic of Peru. Once the heart of ancient, Andean civilization, it is now a thriving tourist destination.  Generally tops on travelers’ lists are Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Lima, Mancora, Nazca Lines, the Amazon jungle and the Inca Trail. They’re rich in history, exotic flora, fauna and cultural heritage. However, people also come to Peru for the pisco, ceviche and sandboarding. For those that have never heard of it before, sandboarding is like surfing, only it takes place on sand. Travelers that want to give it a try should consider heading to Huacachina. It’s a real sandboarding hot spot. Plus, there are other adventures that await travelers in the charming, desert town.

There are a few things to keep in mind though in regards to travel plug adapters for Peru. The country’s electricity sector consists of private companies and public controlled ones, which limit access to power. Despite that, Peruvians consume more than 34 billion kWh of electricity each year. It is primarily generated by fossil fuels and hydroelectric plants. However, in 2014 the country’s officials embarked on an ambitious project to alter the country’s infrastructure and increase access to electricity through the use of a solar power system. The work is currently ongoing.

At this time, travelers to Peru will find three types of electrical outlets in use. They are Type A, B and C. Each one provides 60 Hz (220 Volts). As such, a Peru Travel Plug Adapter kit and a voltage converter are musts for anyone hoping to make it through the country with their electrical devices intact. It’s also a good idea to call ahead and confirm that the areas on one’s travel itinerary offer access to electricity. As we mentioned earlier, not all destinations are equipped with reliable power.

To discover more about travel plug adapters and voltage converters needed for Peruvian adventures, please stop by 110220Volts today. We ship to both domestic and international locations.