An Eurostar trainNATHAN GALLAGHER

Make those couple of hours separating London from Paris fly by with Amazon Prime on Eurostar

As the only European operator to offer the free service, guests can now access 300 hours of original content – including The Grand Tour with petrol-heads Clarkson, Hammond and May – on their smartphones. 

This month, you could also make the most of Eurostar’s 90,000 seats that are now on sale for £29. 

Price is for one-way journeys to destinations such as Paris, Brussels, Lille or Calais. 

Further afield, Eurostar (0343 218 6186/eurostar.com) has an “any Belgian station” ticket for travel to Bruges, Antwerp or Ghent from £35 one-way. 

That’s reason enough to buy a New Year present-to-self. 

Tickets can be purchased until January 17 (valid for travel between January 15 and March 28, 2018).  

SUNNY SIDE UP 

Protect yourself from “panda eyes” this ski season with the Mountain Sun Cream from Lifesystems (lifesystems.co.uk).

Specifically designed for harsh UV rays at altitude, where the chances of burning are increased, this advanced formula, available in factor 50, is sweat-resistant and easily slips into ski jackets making it perfect for the pistes. £8.99.  

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes will take part to the Adventure Travel Show at the end of January

ADVENTURES AHOY 

Struggling to decide where to visit this year?

Get some expert advice at the Adventure Travel Show at Olympia London on January 20 and 21 (adventureshow.com). 

Dedicated to off-the-beaten-track travel with exclusive discounts and more than 100 talks, seminars and workshops from the likes of Sir Ranulph Fiennes, it’s the ideal place to plot your next big trip.  

The Light of the Spirit, Patrice Warrener MATTHEW ANDREWS

London plays host to superb light shows later this month

LONDON LIGHTS 

Follow it with a free trip through the capital to see Lumiere London (visitlondon.com/lumiere) on January 18-21 where more than 40 artists will transform some of the capital’s most iconic destinations into dazzling installations. 

The sites include King’s Cross, Leicester Square, Westminster and Waterloo.  

A lady in a pool at the Corinthia Palace HotelCORINTHIA PALACE

The Corinthia Palace Hotel sits between Valletta and Malta’s former capital Mdina

CULTURAL GETAWAY 

Malta will be pulling out all the stops this year as it celebrates Valletta being named as European Capital of Culture 2018. 

Throughout the next 12 months, there is a vast list of events planned. 

Highlights include the International Baroque Festival, a carnival in February and an arts festival. 

The Corinthia Palace Hotel (dialling from the UK: 00 356 2370 2370/corinthia.com) which sits between Valletta and the former capital, Mdina, is offering a new package to celebrate. 

The Valletta 2018 package includes a screening of The Malta Experience which traces the islands’ 7,000-year history, a welcome drink, a gift and full use of the facilities. 

Doubles from £120, B&B.  

Extremities Cascade Women’s GloveINFINITI
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The Cascade gloves are incredibly cozy and come with a fleece lining

WINTER WARMERS 

Ladies won’t want to take these Cascade gloves off as they’re extremely cozy and come with a fleece lining. 

There’s also a leather palm and thumb to help you gain an extra grip. £38. 

Stockists: Terra Nova Equipment (01773 833 300/terra-nova.co.uk) 

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