Category: Austria

Europe's 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Europe’s 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Après-ski is no longer simply about sipping cocktails and glasses of well-chilled Grüner Veltliner on sun-soaked chalet terraces. Today, it can also include some of the world’s finest dining experiences. Even Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal has noted his appreciation for Alpine restaurants, particularly in Courmayeur. While most of Europe’s resorts have a tantalising selection […]

The world’s best retreats to help beat anxiety and depression

The world’s best retreats to help beat anxiety and depression

It can be hard to clear your head at home, even when you take time out from work. Sometimes you need to get away from reality for a few days to completely escape your worries, and embarking on a luxurious retreat is a great way to alleviate stress. Here you can discover our pick of […]

Snow scene ski town Austria

5 of the best European ski destinations for 2018

January is over and the winter blues should be beginning to clear, however, if you’re still feeling like your summer holiday is a long way off why not consider a short winter break? February is a great time to book a last-minute getaway for some fun and excitement on the snowy slopes on Europe’s Top […]

Geilo, Norway

The top 5 European ski resorts for couples

Heading away on a ski trip together with your loved one is guaranteed to be romantic. Discover snow-covered, enchanted kingdoms and let the open fires and candlelit dinners work their magic. Here are our top five European destinations to fall in love with. Escapism in Geilo Skiing in Norway is more relaxed than much of […]

6 luxurious trains that'll spoil you

6 luxurious trains that’ll spoil you

Trains are one of the oldest means of long-distance travel. They do a good job of providing an uncluttered, simple and straightforward travel experience where the problems are few and the advantages many. However, for those of us who’d like a touch of sophistication added to this seemingly simple mode of transport, what are the […]

Viennese Modernism Highlights: Wiener Secession

10 Viennese Modernism gems for art fans

At the turn of the 19th century Vienna’s art scene was packed with aesthets, geniuses, revolutionaries and psychos. Together they created the Viennese Modernism that still enthuses art fans around the world. Exactly 100 years after its key protagonists Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Egon Schiele, and Otto Wagner died, what are the must sees of […]

Austrian mountains’ Summer paradise: cut price luxury and adrenaline adventures

Austrian mountains’ Summer paradise: cut price luxury and adrenaline adventures

Ultimate luxury at bargain prices. Temperatures breaking 30 Centigrade. Dare-devil thrills for adrenaline junkies. Hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails. So, why do the herds head for the Med in summer? No queues at the ski-lifts, no jostling crowds at the bar, no battling for restaurant tables with a view. Civilised airports, lower […]

Dance opportunities in Vienna: Ball at Hofburg Palace

Top classical and retro dance places in Vienna

With carnival in full swing Vienna is all singing all dancing. While Austria’s capital is famous for its elegant winter balls, classical and retro dance events take place throughout the year. Here are the top five opportunities for ballroom and modern dancers in Wien: Classical balls Since the Congress of Vienna in 1815 elegant ballroom […]

Meribel in the snow

Top 5 authentic Alpine ski resorts

You’ve waited all year, the snow has started to fall, the resorts are opening, one by one, it won’t be long before you arrive at your chosen destination. If you’re an old hand and you’ve been going to the Alps for several seasons you’ll already have your preferred choices, however if you’re new to the […]

Vienna Winter Sports: skiing close to Vienna

The best Winter sport places in and around Vienna

Vienna may not be the obvious winter sports destination. For a break from sightseeing, however, a few excellent places in and around Austria’s capital invite for ice skating, ice curling, tobogganing, cross country skiing and even Alpine skiing. Ice skating Since Vienna hosts several excellent ice skating places this is the easiest winter sport to […]

Skiing on the glacier high above Tignes

Top 5 resorts for glacier skiing

Over the last few ski seasons, in the Alps, the snow down at lower altitudes has started showing up later than expected. Is this a natural cycle, or is climate change the culprit? That’s a debate for another day. Thankfully the snow always shows up but it’s squeeky bum time for anyone who booked the […]

Pila Italy

Top 5 hidden gem ski resorts in the world

What could be more luxurious than having your own slice of ski heaven? Quiet slopes are just as important as perfect powder and first-class services, which is why we’ve put together our top five secret ski destinations in the world. Pila, Italy Pila has the sought-after combination of being both lively and intimate: its small […]

Avoid Tourist Crowds in Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum

5 ways to outsmart the tourist crowds in Vienna

With more and more tourists succumbing to Vienna’s old world lure there are five effective ways to stay off the tourist crowds. When visiting this top cultural capital have your cake and eat it, but do it the smart way. Accommodation: boutique and neighbourhood While large palace hotels undoubtedly have their charms, so do exquisite […]

Valdisere a firm favourite for early skiing

Top 5 high altitude resorts in the Alps for early skiing

I feel the same as you, it’s been a disappointing summer, and now your thoughts are turned to the white stuff, the mountains, the buzz, that magical feeling of just standing on a mountain and looking down, surrounded by the white stuff, snow… lots of lovely snow. You’re torn, you want to enjoy the view […]

Spas and Wellness Centers Vienna: Sacher Spa

Top 5 spas and wellness centers in and around Vienna

Ever thought of restoring your health in cake paradise Vienna? While Austria’s capital is famous for adding a few extra calories few travellers are aware that Wien and surroundings host top health oases. Here are the best 5 spas and wellness centers to balance out the sweet life. Sacher Boutique Spa Vienna’s legendary hotel and […]

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The best ski resorts for families

Going on a family ski holiday this year? The first thing to do is make sure your chosen resort is family-friendly, in a convenient location, with lessons for all abilities, plenty of activities for the kids, and a range of accommodation options if there’s a big group of you. To help make organising this year’s […]

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