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…

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 Escape to During the London Olympics

I know this doesn’t sound very patriotic, but I one of the “millions of Britons” who will be escaping to warmer climes when the London 2012 Olympics start in July.  Not that we didn’t try to support the event, my better half tried for months to get hold of some elusive Olympic tickets, but this…