With the winter season fast approaching, department and clothing stores are starting to put up winter apparel on display. Men who are planning on stocking up on winter apparel will not be disappointed with the selection being sold today. Jackets, vests, pullovers, sweaters come in various colors and fabrics that are sure to provide warmth and comfort during the cold season. Winter accessories are being sold as well such as mittens, scarves and ear muffs. To complete the outfit, men should also consider browsing what men’s shoes are available for the winter season.One of the most popular types of men’s shoes for winter is the boots. There are different kinds of boots being sold today for men and each one of them is made from quality materials with the goal of keeping their feet warm and dry. Men should consider buying those brands that have a solid reputation and a guarantee that the boots they will be buying are made from quality and durable materials. Most winter boots sport soles that are suitable for walking on icy landscapes to prevent any accidents from happening. Some feature strap on soles for better hold. The best thing about boots is that they are lightweight, a contrast to its bulky design that men find comfortable to use. They also come at affordable prices and if you buy online, you can also get great discounts especially when they are on sale.Men will definitely not have any trouble finding the right kind of winter shoes for their use especially when online stores are offering a wide selection for them to choose from. High cut boots, reversible boots, clogs, sneakers are just some examples of winter shoes available today and they all provide the right kind of warmth and comfort during the winter months. With their durability and longevity, just imagine how much can be saved when making use of these shoes.Winter season is all about being warm, dry and comfortable and this is exactly what winter apparel and winter shoes are all about. Men are sure to enjoy the winter season even more with the number of clothing apparel being sold today for their use. They are sure to be seen sporting these cool outfits with ease accompanied with lightweight shoes that will keep them warm and dry while walking on snow. This is a sure way of passing the winter season without any problems at all.
Winter weather can be schizophrenic in Malta. But on the whole, clouds over this small outcrop of an archipelago at the heart of the Mediterranean do have their silver linings as we can experience four seasons in one week.Another peculiarity of a Maltese winter is the temperature difference between inside and out; while northern Europeans retreat indoors for warmth, and get little sunlight-induced Vitamin-D in the winter months, in Malta folk do the opposite. We tend to get outdoors to escape the chill inside our houses, as we rarely have adequate heating. However, outside is the place to be as the Islands’ wonderful Mediterranean light, stormy days or not, can make us feel more energised now than during summer’s brain-numbing heat.With the weather set generally fair in Malta in winter, there’s every reason to head here to escape the big freeze up North. Malta in winter is the very best time to be out and about and most activities can be enjoyed year round. As you can see, this list of suggestions includes a lot of time well spent outside.1. Walking: Try Malta’s North for the swathes of countryside you thought these somewhat urban islands lacked. Walk the old British fortified ‘Victoria Lines’, or do the nature trail near Red Fort, Mellieha. The newly designated Il-Majjistral Nature & History Park which covers most of Malta’s North has plenty to offer walkers and do take a camera to capture its unique flora. Cities make for good walking excursions too with a huge dose of cultural heritage thrown in. There are organised cultural tours you can join too – ask at the Tourism Offices. Cities like Valletta, Birgu and Mdina are a lot less crowded in winter and cafe life is still buzzing at this time of year.2. Winter sun: Malta won’t offer quite the same ‘winter sun’ experience as the Caribbean, but the islands’ stone takes on a deep, honey-yellow hue in the winter sun, which itself still packs power even in January, if you choose a sheltered spot.3. Cycling: ever more popular here, despite the islands’ urban sprawl. But Malta and Gozo offer challenging cycling to satisfy the keen cyclist. Head north if you like hills. Gozo, Malta’s sister island is all steep ups and downs. For more on the flat, try southern Malta.3. Sailing: pretty much an all-year round sport in Malta. The ancient mariners among us sail almost whatever the weather – competitive sailing months are autumn to early summer. While sail schools and hotels tend to teach and hire out boats only in summer, you can ask around, find a friendly skipper and get out on the water in winter too. If you don’t know the waters, even if you are an experienced sailor, get advice.4. Heritage trails: these aren’t really officially defined as such, but you could, for example, do a combination of walking, driving and cycling to take in Malta’s South (the Three Cities on Grand Harbour); the south-west coast & temples (Blue Grotto, Wied-iz-Zurrieq, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra); the fishing villages (Marascala, Marsaxlokk); Victoria Lines walk (start at Fort Mosta); Dingli Cliffs & Buskett; walks in Bahrija and Bidnija area for ancient olives, views and countryside. And all of Gozo of course.5. Rock Climbing: Nothing beats this for a new sport to take up this winter. It relies as much on skill and strategy as strength and Malta offers some exhilarating scenery to challenge you or as a backdrop. Meet the enthusiasts, meet new friends, or just join up with them for a day’s climb if you’re on holiday here. Search online to find the clubs who will welcome you on a climb as a visitor.6. Painting: You might have to gather brushes up and make a dash for it in a shower, but it’s not too cold to sit still outside in winter, and you’ll get great colours and light to work in.7.Photography: as with painting, this is a good hobby for winter which gives great conditions for the natural light photographers among us. No heat haze, amazing hues and depth of perspective. Some deep shadows, but nothing that the pros can’t sort out either naturally, or in Photoshop later!8. Short courses: Malta has a wealth of adult evening classes and clubs and societies – take your pick from everything from tango classes and fencing to your regular institute courses. Many groups and clubs, like the tango one for instance, are happy to welcome casual visitors and not just regulars.9. Conferences:Spring and summer are more for incentive trips, but winter is for conferences. Almost all Malta’s four- and five-star hotels offer conference venues in house. The islands are the ideal short-hop from northern European cities, and are a beacon of warmth to those in northerly climes. No wonder Malta is a key conference destination.10. Love-bird getaways: most of the more upscale hotels offer very attractive discounts for winter weekend breaks. A lot have spa facilities these days too. Malta is near enough with just two to three hours flying time from most European capitals to hop to for a winter weekend break.11. Gozo farmhouse breaks: Rentals abound, at good prices, as tourists are fewer this time of year. Snap up a weekend with friends in a larger place, even if you aren’t going to be using the pool in winter. Unlike some Greek island resorts, Gozo doesn’t really shutdown in a melancholy way out of peak season.12. Cultural events: last but not least, Malta and Gozo have an immense amount going on in winter in the arts. Most weekends, there are two or three good things that clash, so packed is the calendar. It’s theatre season big time. So, don’t think it’s a July, summer arts festival thing. Bother to get out, and you’ll be spoiled for choice from opera to stand-up comedy.
Situated in the Mediterranean, just below Italy and one of the southernmost places in Europe, Malta is a fabulous destination for school sports tours, offering convenience, accessibility, a wide range of sports options, and the kind of weather that allows for flexible scheduling, even in winter. So instead of struggling out of bed in sub-zero conditions to get your students motivated at training, why not wake up to the sun and experience some world-class facilities by planning a tour to Malta?The island is a prime setting for sports training camps, especially for teachers, coaches and students who wish to get away from the cold and dreariness of winter, and make the best use of time for training – whether the sport of choice is rugby, netball, football (soccer), cricket or anything else you can imagine.British Sports, International Tournaments, and a Mediterranean SettingReadily accessible with flights (low-cost and otherwise) available from Manchester, London and the Midlands, schools sports tours to Malta are an economic yet entertaining way to add to students’ sports training. Winter matches in warm sunshine and with world-class facilities are just a short plane ride away – about three hours from the UK on average.Given the large British population on the island, there are plenty of different options available for school sports tours, such as rugby, football, netball and cricket. All are coached and played to UK standards. World-class coaching clinics are also available for refining form, tactics and techniques, as well as scheduled matches with other athletic groups, tailored to different student levels and requirements for the various university and school sports teams.A trip to Malta can offer the younger athlete a taste of multinational games- a valuable element to maximise training. It allows them the opportunity to play with teams both from the UK and other countries.Malta School Sports Tours- Adding the FunWhile Malta’s year-round sunshine makes it ideal for an extension of the training for school teams, school sports tours to Malta are more than just training drills and tournament matches. As part of a lovely archipelago of islands between Sicily and North Africa it has amazing array of things to discover such as historical sites, beautiful scenery, forts, fishing villages and plenty of arts, archaeology and architecture. School sports tours to Malta are not only highly beneficial in terms of physical and sports education, but the many cultural aspects create a valuable experience for students of all ages.