As our car steadily climbed ever higher, the temperatures dipped and the scenery gradually became whiter and whiter as we headed to Sölden. Winter is coming to Austria. The colourful autumn landscape of red and gold set against a piercing blue sky greeted us as we stepped off the train in Otztal, in the Tirol region. From here we began our scenic drive up to the internationally renowned ski town of Sölden at 1,400 metres, to stay at the luxury five-star Das Central hotel, one of Austria’s Finest Experience Hotels.
Prince Edward Island in Canada is something of a storybook. With red sandstone cliffs, seaside villages with bustling harbours and quilted fields of green that go on for miles, it’s easy to see why many Canadian mainlanders have something of a love affair with it. Aptly nicknamed the Garden of the Gulf, thousands flock to Canada’s smallest province every year to escape everyday life. We reveal the best ways to travel to Prince Edward Island (known as PEI for short), plus the must-visit hotspots that should feature at the top of your list when visiting this peaceful, yet dramatic corner of eastern Canada.