1st December 2013 – Grab your Ski’s and head to Austria!

The first of December is upon us, the mountains are covered with snow, and if you intend to partake in any skiing action this winter, it is time to pack your thermals and get yourself over to the Austrian Alps! While the official ski season in Lech, Zürs and Sankt Anton does not open for…

Winter Sun or Winter Snow? Holiday Ideas for 2013 / 2014

Did you know that there are only 79-days to go until Christmas?  No?  Well, I didn’t either until I Googled it and found that there are endless websites dedicated to the Christmas Countdown, but yes,  it is true, we have just 11 weeks left to buy all our Christmas presents, prepare our Christmas day feast,…

A Taste of Austria

The birthplace of Mozart and the home of “The Sound of Music”, Austria may be the musical capital of Europe, but if you have ever visited this beautiful country, you will know that it offers far more than music – especially when it comes to culinary delights! Apfelstrudel, Salzburger Nockerl, Käsespätzle, and of course, Wiener…

Summertime in Austria – Simply Wunderbar!

It has been a long and cold winter here in the Austrian Alps, but summer has finally arrived (with a vengeance) bringing a rather sweltering 35 degrees! The fields are green, the Elder trees are full of blossom, the world-famous Schubertiade is underway here in my hometown (village) of Schwarzenberg, and I am happy to…

It’s Summer, It’s Ski Season – In Queenstown New Zealand!

We may be experiencing torrential downpours in certain regions of the United Kingdom, but summer is upon us, and the warmer weather has definitely reached the Mediterranean seaside resorts of Spain, Portugal, and Greece. If sunshine is ‘not your thing’ and your idea of a great summer holiday is skiing somewhere ‘remarkable’ in deep fresh…