Category: Switzerland

Glacier Express - Exhilirating-train-ride

Europe’s most breathtaking train ride

Switzerland’s, if not Europe’s, most spectacular train ride, the Glacier Express departs the chic and wealthy resort of St Moritz and around seven hours later arrives in Zermatt, perhaps the world’s most complete ski resort. And what a day out it is too. It is a day trip through virgin mountain landscapes, deep gorges, beautiful […]

4 seasons under the Matterhorn

4 seasons under the Matterhorn

150 years ago this summer, on 14 July 1865, 37 year old French mountaineer, Michel Croz, attached his blouse to a tent pole. Holding the pole aloft, with his shirt snapping and crackling in the wind, the world below bore witness to a remarkable feat: the Matterhorn had finally been conquered. But triumph soon turned […]

Backstage Hotel Zermatt Spa

Top 3 luxury hotels in Zermatt

A lot of people who come to Zermatt for the exceptional skiing and the stunning scenery will choose to stay in a chalet. There’s a lot to be said for staying in a chalet – your own private space, the freedom to choose, come and go when you please, especially if you self-cater. But sometimes […]

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 […]

5 ways to enjoy Verbier in the Summer

5 ways to enjoy Verbier in the Summer

You would be mistaken to think that Verbier is just a winter ski resort. The small Swiss village located in the south west of Switzerland in the Cantons Valais is a summer resort that could rival the best!  It’s not all about phenomenal skiing and apres ski in Verbier, nor does the resort close as […]

5 of the best luxury experiences in Zurich, Switzerland

5 of the best luxury experiences in Zurich, Switzerland

Known as one of the top cities in the world with the best quality of life, Zurich is located in central Europe, in the heart of Switzerland. An excellent public transportation system that will get you from the airport to downtown in ten minutes makes it easy to enjoy an extended layover.  If you are […]

Top 3 Summer hikes in the Alps

Top 3 Summer hikes in the Alps

The snow is melting, most resorts are now closed for skiing, only a few resorts can sustain the activity all year round. What am I going to do now that I’ve packed my ski’s away? Well, to be honest there’s a lot to do and see and the Alps provide a superb playground for summer […]

5 fabulous things to see in Lucerne, Switzerland

5 fabulous things to see in Lucerne, Switzerland

Located in the geographic center of Switzerland, Lucerne is a crown jewel nestled along the banks and deep blue waters of Lake Lucerne. Surrounded by the majestic Alps and the Swiss Plateau, it is the perfect place to enjoy some of the best that this country has to offer. Here are the top things to […]

5 things you may not know about Zermatt

5 things you may not know about Zermatt

Following my recent trip to Zermatt, not only did I fall in love with the skiing in this eco-friendly and super-efficient resort, but the village itself has more charm than a Disney classic. Although I was only visiting for 5 days and working a lot, I met great people and learnt some very interesting facts […]

Europe's 3 most exclusive ski resorts

Europe’s 3 most exclusive ski resorts

You don’t have to be a millionaire to ski, you can search out a bargain, have a great week in the snow, it can be done, but in some resorts you’d definitely feel like the kid at the sweetshop window, looking in to a world way beyond your means. If you’re not in the wealthy […]

150 years of travel and tourism in St Moritz

150 years of travel and tourism in St Moritz

150 years seems to be a significant number for 2015; Zermatt sees the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn and St Moritz celebrates 150 years of travel and tourism. 2015 has never been more of a prominent year to visit Switzerland. In 1864 a Swiss bet a Brit that he would discover […]

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, […]

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Zermatt

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Zermatt

Obviously, the overwhelming reason why visitors flock to Zermatt in winter is for the fabulous and varied skiing to be experienced there and part of that experience is a spot of lunch or perhaps a drink, or three in one of the great restaurants to be found on the piste above the resort. Here’s a […]

A 5 star sheep's barn

A 5 star sheep’s barn

There are plenty of beautiful luxury ski chalets to choose from in the Alps; in fact, you’re pretty much spoiled for choice and if you want to go one better and you have a healthy budget you could spend a couple of weeks living like royalty; but if it’s something a little different you’re looking […]

Secret escapes - 3 ‘off-the-map’ Alpine ski resorts‏‏

Secret escapes – 3 ‘off-the-map’ Alpine ski resorts‏‏

During the Cold War, there used to be a smattering of towns in the USSR that were ‘off the map’. Officially they didn’t exist. Soviet mapmakers hid them in their atlases with the clever use of whatever they had to hand at the time (presumably well-placed blobs of gravy from a hearty lunchtime goulash?). Fast-forward […]

Top 5 luxury chalets to spend a magical Christmas

Top 5 luxury chalets to spend a magical Christmas

In most peoples’s mind’s eye the quintessential christmas would include traditional elements such as deep snow, a roaring log fire, a Heidi chalet somewhere in the mountains and a deep sense of contentment that the right ambience and the right interiors can engender. Throw children into the mix and the full magic of christmas can be seen […]

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