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Date: 24/02/2012

Travel Insurance for Europe

After another miserable British summer, the prospect of long and dark winter evenings may leave you wanting to hibernate until spring arrives. But with travel far easier now than ever before, more and more people are opting for a getaway to break up the long winter months.

Skiing is one of the most popular winter pursuits and along with snowboarding, is one of the reasons many people visit the continent. Although it is possible to buy a package holiday, putting together a tailor-made break is becoming the norm, as it allows more flexibility over where to stay and when to travel. It can also work out cheaper but it is important to remember to include all the components, including winter sports travel insurance for Europe.

For those wanting to enjoy a winter wonderland but not so keen on the energetic pursuits, there are many other activities to enjoy.

A trip to Lapland offers a truly magical experience and for families with little ones, it offers a chance to see Santa in his home grotto surrounded by his elves and enjoy a sleigh-ride through snowy forests.

For those wanting more of an adventure, an overnight stay in a traditional igloo is on offer and whilst reindeer skins are provided to keep you snug in subzero temperatures throughout the night, it may be more of a challenge to get dressed without feeling the chill in the morning!

And of course, as Christmas starts to make its presence known, a trip to the European markets to buy presents - and maybe the odd treat or two for yourself – is an ever-popular outing. Travel insurance for Europe is necessary even if you are only planning on a short visit to ensure all your goodies are covered if the worst happens.

Wherever you go and whatever you do, it's nice to have a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy some time with our continental cousins.