Europe

Europe’s Ski Resorts off the Beaten Track

SKIWELT, AUSTRIA
Ninety minutes from Salzburg and Innsbruck airports, SkiWelt is a collection of eight villages, with Ellmau, Soll and Scheffau best for beginners, as they have good nursery slopes on the lower runs and efficient snow-making facilities.  For more advanced skiers and boarders, there are black runs around the Hohe Salve peak. And the Hahnenkamm, host to the treacherous downhill race, is a short shuttle bus ride away in the neighbouring resort of Kitzbuhel, which is fabulous for both intermediates and beginners. The mountains are not that steep but you still get beautiful views. Read more about Europe’s Ski Resorts off the Beaten Track

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French City Short Break Ideas

BORDEAUX (for the Stylish city Weekender) 
Bordeaux is a small city with big city ambitions, which means you have the best of both worlds. It’s an easy three-hour train ride from Paris, but feels a world away. When in Bordeaux, have stroll around its flea markets and vintage stores, a favourite is Backstage Vintage Store (backstagevintagestore.com) it stocks a really great curated selection of vintage, designer vintage and also second-hand contemporary clothing. Then, on balmy summer nights, hop on a V3 public city bike (Bordeaux has been named the fourth most bike-friendly city in the world) for a ride along the Garonne River on the Quai des Chartrons, up to the outlet stores and boutiques at Quai des Marques. Read more about French City Short Break Ideas

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Escape To West Sussex and the South Downs

You cannot beat the rush of adrenalin combined with muscle burn that you feel after climbing a steep hill to reach the top of the trial. But instead of the fog of fumes and crowded roads of the capital, when you cycle, run or walk in West Sussex it is often just you...reach the peak and take in the breath-taking views across the South Downs, ancient woodland, and out to sea. Read more about Escape To West Sussex and the South Downs

Six Superb Swiss Scenic Sleeping Spots

HOTEL CHESA ROSATSCH, CELERINA

Nestled in the popular Upper Engadine valley, on the banks of the Inn River, this charming property, with rosy red walls and wooden beams, is almost 400 years old. Rooms, though, are modern and boutique, while its restaurant serves tasty stone-grilled locals meat and crispy Flammechueche. The village of Celerina is quiet but perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding area, where it’s possible to view Engadine’s glaciers. Visit hotelrosatsch.ch/en/ Read more about Six Superb Swiss Scenic Sleeping Spots

Explore Switzerland Mountains by Train

Non-drivers can still enjoy striking panoramas on the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. The route encompasses an impressive 91 tunnels and 291 bridges.  Take the Wilhelm Tell Express via the Magadino Plain, and admire the three grand medieval castles of Bellinzona which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Pass through the medieval town of Schaffhausen and the 400-year-old Fortress of Munot, and look out for the 13th-century Hohenklingen Castle at Stien am Rhein. Read more about Explore Switzerland Mountains by Train

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Great Stargazing Short Breaks

Since the dawn of human civilization there is something about the skies that captivates us and can have us looking up for hours. It never fails to fascinate the observer, to the point where we have spent billions studying and exploring our skies. So we have found some worldwide destinations where the stargazers among us can look to their heart's content. Read more about Great Stargazing Short Breaks

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Discover Tenerife's Wild Side

Tenerife offers much more than mass tourism, sun loungers and neon cocktails. As one of the Canary Islands Tenerife can offer a different type of short. If you want to spend most of your time on two legs soaking up the panoramic views at La Gomera's Garajonay National park, the 'cloud forest' or two wheels in the La Esperanza Forest, it is here; relax at a small guest house away from the crowd. Read more about Discover Tenerife's Wild Side

Explore France, From Calais To Disneyland Paris

Childhood holidays are the source of some of our most enduring memories: long summers, days by the seaside playing in the sand and sea, the scratch of sunscream being rubbed in over sandy arms and legs.  Why not make this summer's holiday one to remember with a car journey in France, starting from the seaside and ends with your children meeting all their favourite Disney character? Read more about Explore France, From Calais To Disneyland Paris

6 Reasons to Visit the Dalmatian Coast

Head to the Dalmatian coast for host of activity, whatever you are into its collection of islands have something for you.  Using Split as your base you can enjoy its local beaches or walk its cobbled streets learning about the regions local history, walk the scenes of award winning show Game or Thrones. Foodie lovers can try the local fish carpaccio with a glass of its local wines.  There are activities for nature lovers and those who want an adrenalin kick. Read more about 6 Reasons to Visit the Dalmatian Coast

Take Your Car on a English Site Seeing Break

Take your car out of the city this weekend and discover the English countryside. We have found five sites that are rich in history and natural beauty. Visit the Cheddar Man site, stand on top of the highest point in South East England or visit the land of witches. So full your tank with petrol and leave it all behind as you discover the English countryside. Read more about Take Your Car on a English Site Seeing Break

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