I believe that nothing in the world can provide as much solace as a trip to the mountains.
That all-encompassing sense of freedom as you gaze out over all that space, with the majestic scenery of these natural phenomena all around, is the most wonderful form of therapy. Then the added thrill of the adventure that mountains provide, as you clip into your skis and whoosh down soft and glistening white powdery slopes in the heart of nature, is utterly exhilarating. All this enhanced by the glorious promise of delicious wholesome food, fine wine and a warming fire waiting for you at the end of a satisfying day embracing the elements - I can think of nothing better. In some of the most gorgeous vantage points in the mountains lie beautiful hideaway hotels promising luxury and exclusivity.
Take a look at my skiing adventures for a glimpse of the excitement in store on an Alpine Escape…
Palace Les Airelles is a historic palace in Courchevel’s Jardin Alpin, right on the edge of the slopes at 1850’. This is one of the most luxurious and elegant addresses in the Alps, with a warm and welcoming ambience. Guests choose from a range of bedrooms, suites and private apartments, all enjoying access to the luxurious Spa by La Mer, and three restaurants, one of which boasts two Michelin stars.Read more
Timbers Bachelor Gulch is a typical mountain lodge high in the Colorado Rockies. The lodge is set on the slopes with easy access to some of the best skiing in North America, including Beaver Creek and Vail. Guests enjoy ski-in, ski-out access, with ski-valet service and lift-passes included.Read more
Centrally located in Vail mountain village, The Sebastian is a luxury hotel with a world-class spa, beautiful social areas such as The Library, and a fantastic restaurant, Leonora.Read more
Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.
Take a look at my travel diaries for food for thought on your next trip...