Category: Austria

Lights... camera... action! 10 film locations you must visit

Lights… camera… action! 10 film locations you must visit

“Lights, camera, action…!” And you should definitely have your camera ready for these amazing breath taking film locations. So many times I have watched some fabulous films and been inspired by the backdrop, wishing I could be transported there or indeed know where they are in order to get my itinerary arranged and tickets booked […]

5 of the best swimming pools in the Alps

5 of the best swimming pools in the Alps

Even a few years ago a list of the best swimming pools in the Alps would be a struggle to put together. In some resorts, you’d be restricted to a 10m swimming pool in the only five-star hotel in town. Or if there was a public pool, then was probably built 30 years ago and […]

4 reasons to choose a reverse ski weekend

4 reasons to choose a reverse ski weekend

Taking a ‘reverse ski weekend’ is a great way to enjoy some of the most luxurious hotels, chalets and activities in ski resorts at a more affordable price. A reverse ski weekend is different from a ‘regular’ ski weekend because instead of travelling on the usual days – out on a Thursday and back on […]

Europe's top 6 luxury chalets

Europe’s top 6 luxury chalets

As the first leaves turn red and yellow and the cooler breezes announce the arrival of the fall, it is time to start thinking about your winter holidays. If you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and relaxing in a stunning natural environment, the following chalets are perfect to unwind and have fun this coming winter. The Lodge, […]

5 of the best ski resorts for a luxury ski weekend

5 of the best ski resorts for a luxury ski weekend

If you’re like me, a week’s skiing is great, but it’s simply not enough. A luxury ski weekend is a great way to add a few more days on the mountain into your ski season. Whether you’re looking for a location to impress your clients or simply a chance to escape the City and enjoy […]

The definitive guide for UK drivers travelling in Europe this Summer

The definitive guide for UK drivers travelling in Europe this Summer

We are heading to Spain shortly with our car and a boat trailer, taking the ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries. Our sons are competing in a sailing World Championships for their class of boat so it’s set to be an exciting trip! It’s a trip that’s also required a lot of planning, though, […]

The world's most popular ski resort

The world’s most popular ski resort

Morzine has been named this year’s most popular ski resort destination by the hotel search website Trivago, which has also found France to be the most popular destination for a ski holiday overall. Austria is also popular, boasting six of the top 25 resorts, including St Anton. From a luxury perspective Morzine is on the rise – […]

Top 5 child-friendly 'eco' resorts in Europe

Top 5 child-friendly ‘eco’ resorts in Europe

With children in tow, there are many extra things to consider when planning a trip abroad. Additional luggage allowance for the inevitable entourage of teddies and sterilisers; timing flights so that you’re not travelling with sleep-deprived toddlers; ensuring that you book somewhere that will be sunny enough for the adults but not hot enough to […]

Mountain dining with views at Le Signal

Top 6 mountain restaurants in the Alps

One of the joys of a day’s skiing is a well deserved lunch at a restaurant on the mountain. Usually you’ve built up a good appetite and are ready for a re-fuelling stop. I’ve very rarely been disappointed but obviously some establishments are better than others. Here are six of my favourites. Le Signal, Val d’Isere, […]

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5 of the best ski lifts in the world

With so many fantastic destinations for skiing, it may be difficult to choose the best place for your family holiday. With the snow arriving very late in Europe in the current ski season, some resorts were closed, other resorts could only keep some of their slopes open. One of the effects this had on the […]

Top 10 cities for art lovers

Top 10 cities for art lovers

In the art capitals of the world, art is everywhere – not only in the famous galleries and churches, but even in the most unexpected places. Turn the corner in Rome to discover a shrine high in the wall, or a colourful mural under a bridge. If you’re visiting a city for the first time, […]

10 expeditions in Linz in 72 hours

10 expeditions in Linz in 72 hours

I arrived in Austria for the first time to visit the city of Linz. I had heard about the beauty and peacefulness of Austria and Vienna, its association with art and music, being well known all over the world for its artists and composers. I did not know what to expect to see in Linz. […]

Top 10 luxury chalets in Europe

Top 10 luxury chalets in Europe

As adventurous as a day on the slopes can be, coming home to a beautifully furnished and elegant chalet is equally exciting. Scattered across the Alps in France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria are some of the most exclusive, stunningly beautiful luxury chalets in Europe. Chalet Abruzzes, Courchevel, France Chalet Abruzzes is located above the Cospillot […]

Strasbourg Christmas Market

15 festive alternatives to German Christmas markets

Think Christmas markets and you think of Germany; from Munich to Nuremburg, from beer in Cologne to bratwursts in Leipzig, they seem to have it cornered, with many Christmas traditions having originated from our German cousins. If however, you’re looking for something a bit different but still pine for the magic of a pretty town […]

Apres ski at Mooser Wirt St Anton

The Alps’ top 5 apres ski spots

One of the great things about skiing is the après ski. It makes sense to not have to go back to your accommodation, get changed and then come out again for a drink or three. With après ski, you can spill into the bar straight off the piste. Many’s the time I meant to stay […]

Top 10 most expensive villas and chalets to rent

Top 10 most expensive villas and chalets to rent

From the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea to the white peaks of the Alps, there’s no such thing as too much luxury when it comes to holiday rentals. The most exclusive properties in the world have one thing in common: their uniqueness, which reveals itself in every detail, in their styles, in the grandness […]

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