Marketed as the sunny side of Austria’s Alps, that description didn’t quite ring true when we arrived at the last stop on our #AustrianWinter tour. But luck doesn’t always favour the bold, and with an average of 457 hours of sunshine between November and March, we wouldn’t dispute the Carinthia ski region and it’s usual claim to the sunshine crown. Add to that, Carinthia did not disappoint with its wealth of activities both on and off the slopes, regardless of the weather. Continue Reading
You’re a powder addict that loves nothing better than carving down the blacks and sloping off-piste every now and then. But your friend or partner either isn’t as confident or loves the snow but doesn’t ski at all. What to do and where to go for a winter holiday? For a diverse group of skiers and non-skiers, Zell am See-Kaprun has to be the place to be. From mountain to glacier skiing at up to 3,000 metres, to fun on the beautiful expanse of Lake Zell, and all the attractions of a small city, Zell am See-Kaprun certainly has something for everyone in your holiday party. Continue Reading
Luxury travel is about more than the next chic hotel or first class flight.
And whether you’re booking your travels with an agent, packaging your trip your self, or considering options from a raft of sexy flash sale websites, you’ll benefit from a few pointers to help you liberate your luxury travels.
Here we list the very best in luxury hotels, cruises, books, apps, blogs and resources to inspire your luxury travels, and help you plan and book your flights, accommodation, and more. This list is regularly updated, when we discover amazing companies, websites, apps and more that we know you’ll love too, so check back regularly.
Luxury Travel: Destination Guides
The major publishers of destination guides – Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, and Fodor’s for example, have much of the world covered and offer a good general guide to a place. But there are some guidebooks that focus on solely on luxury travel:
Hg2 A Hedonist’s Guide has 48 guide books and iPhone apps to cities and ski resorts around the world, as well as foodie guides to London and New York.
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Getting to Your Accommodation
Though most airports are well and truly stocked with taxis outside to deliver you to your accommodation, you can also arrange private and group transfers in advance with the likes of World Airport Transfer or Resort Hoppa.