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From Bristol to Reykjavik, skiing in Milton Keynes, and the 90th anniversary edition of the South American Handbook

Olympic experience

Have a go at skiing or snowboarding with the chance of some advice from qualified ski instructor (and Olympic rower) Sir Steve Redgrave at Snozone Milton Keynes tomorrow. The indoor ski slope is also welcoming Graham Bell, sprinter Iwan Thomas and the GB bobsleigh team as part of the Slide2Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic roadshow (snozoneuk.com)

Sun and snow

Bristol gets connected to Reykjavik on 12 December, and to Marrakech two days later, both on easyJet. Both routes are twice weekly (easyJet.com). But BMI Regional is cancelling its link from Bristol to Hanover from 4 November.

Continental shift

Ninety years after it was first published, Footprint's South American Handbook has been revised and updated for 2014. The new guide features tips for family travel and a colour mini atlas; £25. A replica 1924 edition is also available for £10 with the guide's original cover, text and maps (footprinttravelguides.com)

Village people

With several itineraries in India's mountains and one in Ethiopia, Village Ways is launching trips to Nepal next year. The route will link three hill villages and a tented camp in the uncrowded Sailung Valley. The 10-night trips depart between March and June and cost from £1,270 per person (villageways.com).

Gatwick less quick

Rail links between London Victoria and the Sussex airport face disruption this weekend and after Christmas. Today the Gatwick Express runs only twice an hour, and tomorrow only Southern trains will run. Journeys will be slower. Between 26 December and New Year's Day, services will be re-routed via East Grinstead (with a bus link) or Horsham.

Town and country

Rohan's new Countrywide jacket is completely waterproof, lightweight and surprisingly stylish, making it a good choice for both walking holidays and autumn city breaks. Available in two colours for men and women; £225 (rohan.co.uk).

Block party

An office block in east London has been given a new lease of life as the Qbic Hotel, which opens later this month. The small rooms have been configured to maximise space and start at £59 (london.qbichotels.com).

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The number of overnight guests Mrs Lovett's pie shop sleeps. The gruesome bedroom at the London Dungeons, is available for sleepovers on 19 and 23 October; £86 (bit.ly/DungeonSleep).

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