Author Archive for Dan Frith

Top 7 local mountain dishes

Top 7 local mountain dishes

One of the benefits of a few hours skiing is the healthy appetite that you tend to work up. Any regular skier knows that such an energetic activity is going to require a pit stop, sooner or later. When you start to wilt a little, thoughts turn to where to pull up for lunch. A tasty […]

Top 6 beaches in Mallorca

Top 6 beaches in Mallorca

Millions of people visit Mallorca to spend time on the fantastic beaches that dot Mallorca’s amazing coastline. There are 262 beaches on Mallorca with a total length of 50 km. That’s a lot of beach! From secluded beaches, to wide sandy stretches or rocky bays, the choice is vast. Mallorca’s wonderful beaches have been yet […]

6 of the best Alpine views

6 of the best Alpine views

The ski industry, as we know it, wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the mountains. That is a blinding obvious statement to make, of course. But isn’t it pretty amazing that the thing we love to do is carried out in such an awe inspiring environment. The majesty of the Alps are, without doubt, one […]

Top 5 hot tubs in the Alps

Top 5 hot tubs in the Alps

Man’s relationship with the health giving properties of water is as old as the hills. Many towns and cities in Europe have risen to prominence because of the natural springs and spas they developed around. The Romans built bath houses in many of these town’s and cities to facilitate the use of the healing properties […]

The 5 best new build luxury chalets in the Alps

The 5 best new build luxury chalets in the Alps

There are some truly exceptional luxury ski chalets in the Alps. The facilities on offer have evolved over time as it becomes clear what is needed to provide the best experience for the discerning guests who choose to stay. In many respects a truly luxurious chalet is like a five star hotel in microcosm. They […]

Top 5 ski resorts in Europe for Christmas

Top 5 ski resorts in Europe for Christmas

Imagine waking up on Christmas morning, you cast a glance out of the bedroom window and lo and behold the world has turned white. Actually, it’s been white ever since you arrived in resort but it’s still nice to see the ‘snow on Christmas day’ box ticked. Choose any of the resorts below and it’s […]

Top 5 luxury villas in Mallorca

Top 5 luxury villas in Mallorca

After nearly a decade of scouring the Alps for ultra luxurious ski chalets I thought I’d seen it all in terms of architectural ambition and flair. I’ve been wowed by some truly amazing interiors, smitten by furnishing and art works, fascinated by the invention of the designers in terms of finishes and treatments and materials. […]

Top 5 luxury villas in Ibiza

Top 5 luxury villas in Ibiza

Forget hotels, a luxury villa is the way to go. Your own space, your own music, your own catering and to be able come and go as you please. A home away from home and a pretty luxurious one at that. You and your extended family and/or group of friends can have the time of […]

The World Ski Awards Best Ski Chalets

The World Ski Awards Best Ski Chalets

The World Ski Awards were launched in 2013, with the aim to reward the best in each category as voted for by travel professionals and skiers across the globe. They vote for their favourite ski tourism products and brands or chalets and hotels, whilst the audience who gather for the unveiling of the winners serve […]

The Zermatt shuttle

The Zermatt shuttle

One of the great things about living in Zermatt is that it’s a car free town. You can own a car here but you can only drive to the car parks positioned on the periphery of town. The mode of transport in the town itself is electric taxi or electric bus. They are both very […]

The Glacier Express

The Glacier Express

As much as I like to travel by train, I’d more often than not want to get to my destination quickly, without delay. I’ll occasionally glance out of the window and watch the countryside go by but usually I take the opportunity to do work on my laptop or phone and use the train as […]

A guide to skiing etiquette

A guide to skiing etiquette

Skiing is one of the most fun and exhilarating activities going. However, skiing is not really a free for all, there a few DOs & DONTs to observe to make sure everyone gets home in one piece. And a few rules to follow to make sure you don’t get up everyones noses due to some […]

Summer in the Alps

Summer in the Alps

Summer is on the horizon. As we near the end of another cold winter, those longer days that renew your soul are just around the corner. As winter awakens into spring and summer, the Alps are transformed from a fairytale winter wonderland into a riot of colour and a myriad of wild flowers dancing in […]

Top 5 reasons to book a luxury ski chalet

Top 5 reasons to book a luxury ski chalet

For some, booking a hotel when they go on vacation is the only option that crosses their minds. Force of habit often means that some do what they’ve always done when they’ve gone away. So, The Hotel Splendide it is. Don’t get me wrong, staying in 5 star hotels is an indulgence and often a […]

5 of the best luxury ski resorts in Europe

5 of the best luxury ski resorts in Europe

The European Alps cover a vast area and span eight countries: France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and Slovenia. In such a vast expanse the opportunity to ski is abundant and obviously very well catered for. There are more world famous resorts in the Alps than arguably anywhere else in the world. Some resorts […]

Stranded in Paradise

Stranded in Paradise

It was late November and I was starting to get a little anxious about the lack of snow in the Alps. My livelihood depends on the white stuff, no snow, clients don’t show, simples! I shouldn’t have worried. Since mid December the Alps have experienced record breaking levels of snow fall. So much so that […]