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From new non-stop flights and 'Place Pins' to photo workshops and air bridges

1. White nights

The Snowboxx Festival takes place in Andorra from 23-30 March with DJs, parties, club nights and winter sports demonstrations in the Vallnord Snowpark. Tickets are on sale now for the event which takes place across the resorts of Arinsal and La Massana. It costs £210pp with accommodation, a festival wristband and ski pass; flights are extra. snowboxx.com

2. Capital gains

Ryanair has announced 12 new routes from Stansted, the most intriguing of which is to Rabat. While other Moroccan cities such as Marrakech, Fès and Casablanca have long had direct links from the UK, the capital has until now been overlooked. The new link is available to book online, for departures from April 2014. ryanair.com

3. Data roam

The photo-sharing website, Pinterest, has added a new "Place Pins" feature. The facility lets you tag your dream destinations on a map and collate restaurant, museum, shopping or hotel recommendations, as you plan your perfect city break. Once there, you can use your smartphone to navigate around, adding your own finds along the way. pinterest.com

4. Lens a hand

On Tuesday, Exodus is hosting a photo workshop with tour guide and award-winning photographer Paul Goldstein, with a focus on the wildlife of the Maasai Mara. The talk starts at 7.15pm at London's Royal Institution. Profits from the £16 entry go to Kenyan charity, SAFE. To book, call 0845 863 9601. safekenya.org

5. Layer up

If you're heading to the slopes this season, Odlo has a new base-layer collection for ski and snowboarders. The "Muscle Force" range combines muscle support with thermo regulation, to ensure your body maintains a balanced temperature. It comes in men's and women's sizes, with a choice of full-length or cropped tops and bottoms; from £110. odlo.com

6. Tuscan link

A new air bridge to the Ponte Vecchio opens on 31 March, when British Airways starts flying from London City to Florence. The four-times-weekly service provides competition for CityJet's existing connection from the Docklands airport, and an alternative to sister-airline Vueling's flights from Heathrow. ba.com

7. Atlantic drift

Summer-only non-stop flights to the Azores from Gatwick begin on 5 April next year. The link to Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel, the largest of the islands, operates every Saturday until 18 October, 2014. Fares are steep – a minimum of £338 return – but the flights save at least three hours compared with one-stop connections in Lisbon. sata.pts

8. Bag transfer

Antler has launched a pop-up shop at London's Waterloo station. The British luggage brand will remain in situ on the mezzanine level at Unit 8 until the end of January, with the latest collections, such as the black-or-white Juno range, on sale alongside soft cases, laptop and overnight bags. Ideal for bagging a present before Christmas. antler.co.uk

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