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…

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of… Cow Bells!

Well, Alptag is upon us yet again and our sleepy village of Schwarzenberg in the Austrian Alps has burst in to life with the wonderful sounds of cowbells – hundreds of ’em! A fine Bregenzerwald tradition, Alptag is the day when the cows come down from their summer season in the Alps and return to…

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…

Snow has arrived in Austria – Let the Ski Season Begin!

If you are heading to the Austrian Alps for a spot of Skiing over the Christmas period, you will be pleased to know that the snow has arrived, and I am not talking about a sprinkling either! In the Vorarlberg region, where you will find the luxury ski resorts of Lech am Arlberg and Zürs,…

Avalanche Airbags – Keeping Skiers Safe this Winter

If you are one of the millions heading off to the Alps on a winter skiing holiday this year, there is one piece of extra equipment you might want to consider packing. The Avalanche Airbag System, also known as ABS technology, is now more popular than ever before, and if you are a daredevil who…

The Marmot Whisperer – Only in the Austrian Alps!

There is nothing like a collection of cute photos to cheer up your Monday, and so when I came across a rather endearing story about Austria’s latest superstar – the Marmot Whisperer in the UK’s Daily Mail Newspaper, I knew I had to share it! Matteo Walch may look like an ordinary eight-year old schoolboy,…

Summer in Austria – The Land of Alpine Adventures

Austria may be one of the smallest countries in continental Europe, but it has so much to offer the traveller that one could easily spend an entire year visiting all the “must see” attractions. With its magnificent snow-capped mountains, fresh water rivers, and some of the most striking architecture in the world, Austria is a…

10 Places to Visit this Spring

With just a couple of weeks to go until the biggest chocolate fest of the year, many of us will be spending this weekend searching for that last-minute Easter/ spring holiday. Whether you fancy somewhere hot and sunny, or cold and ski worthy, there are numerous destinations coming to life at this time of year,…