When I was invited to drive on ice in a modified rally car I was terrified (I’d recently written off a car in an accident on black ice). So I made myself do it and was surprised that I really enjoyed the experience. I was on a press trip to Madesimo, a pretty town in the Italian Alps. I took this photo whilst waiting with the other journalists for my turn to drive. You can read more about my ice-driving experience here. After ice-driving we went snow-mobiling, which was also really enjoyable. Then it was time for some delicious Italian food in a mountain restaurant.
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I'm a freelance journalist and blogger specialising in family travel with teenagers, trips when parents manage to travel without their kids, and 50+ travel. I also write about vegetarian travel, parenting teenagers, adoption, SEN, ADHD and anxiety. My work's been published by the Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet and others. I've lived and worked in Italy and Spain and am now based in rural south-east England with my husband, adoptive and birth kids and our dog. I previously worked as a social action radio producer for the BBC.
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Ice driving! This would completely set my nerves on edge and I could not have done what you did. I have had some bad slides on black ice driving on the US years ago and driving in icy conditions has stressed me out ever since. I just remember the feeling of panic when the car just keeps going. Good on you!
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Gretta Schifano says
I know, it’s so scary when you lose control on ice. But that’s why this experience was great for me, because there was a professional driver telling me what to do!