Category: Austria

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, […]


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 […]

Top 5 things to do for a perfect weekend in Vienna

Top 5 things to do for a perfect weekend in Vienna

Vienna is one of Europe’s most exciting capital cities. Even though the Austrian capital is enveloped in a lavish history that still defines Vienna including its legacy of architectural beauty, this city is definitely not trapped in the past. The exciting cultural scene is one of the most eclectic and progressive in the whole of […]

Zermatt Unplugged

Top Summer events in the Alps 2015

With my life being centred around the cycle of the ski season, reciting peak week dates and perfecting the snow dance way before the temperature drops in the Alps, it is a big adjustment for me to see through the whiteouts to the beauty of the Alps in the summer. You can’t beat a blue […]

Confessions of a Viking River Cruises addict

Confessions of a Viking River Cruises addict

I have a confession to make. I’m a Viking River Cruises junkie. I thought I had my addiction under control. It all started last year when Viking invited me to join them on their Portraits of Southern France-Avignon to Chalon river cruise. I was so not a cruiser (having had much less than wonderful experiences […]

Interview with George Gorrow, Creative Director of BASK Gili Meno

Interview with George Gorrow, Creative Director of BASK Gili Meno

George Gorrow was born in Australia and raised on the Northern Beaches. He’s one of four brothers and a loving creative and entrepreneur. He was heavily into the surf and skate scene from a young age, so followed that path for a while. His best friend was the number one surfer in the world at […]

A Taste of Austria: an amazing timelapse video that'll inspire you to visit soon

A Taste of Austria: an amazing timelapse video that’ll inspire you to visit soon

Prepare yourself for a quick insight into Austria’s amazing natural beauty. If you love travelling around Europe, you’ll want to know more about Austria, famed for its gorgeous mountain scenery, its architecture and its music. The following video made by Vienna-based FilmSpektakel offers a brief but fantastic insight into all three. The company spent two […]

The world's most luxurious skiing resorts

The world’s most luxurious skiing resorts

There’s a skiing break, and then there are the kinds of skiing breaks that you never forget. The snow is lush, deep and plentiful. Your bed is the best you’ve ever slept in, and the food – well, you’ll never eat like that again. The whole holiday is a sensory delight from start to finish, […]

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