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…
Snowpine Lodge is a lovely new hotel, with simple and stylish décor, and comfortable mountain-facing bedrooms and suites.Read more
Experience the Swiss Alps a little differently at the wonderful Chedi Andermatt, a stunning 5-star hotel that offers a luxury mountain escape with a strong Asian influence, which shines through in the hotel’s extraordinary style, outstanding hospitality, and incredible spa and wellness offering.Read more
I absolutely loved my stay at Baur au Lac. This is a truly beautiful property in the centre of Zurich, set in its own park with spectacular views overlooking Lake Zurich and the Alps. The location is perfect, only a few minutes’ walk from the financial district (perfect for anyone travelling on business and looking to enjoy a beautiful weekend escape), as well as the Bahnhofstrasse for excellent shopping and high-end restaurants. It’s also a great place to stop en route to the Alps or on your journey home from a skiing holiday.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...