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Feeling weightless in a Tyrolean spa

As days are getting shorter and work busier than ever, I think back on an all-too-brief stay at Aquadome, Tyrol’s biggest and most creatively designed spa.

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Spas and spice in Bad Bleiberg

A few days away, just the two of you, sans kids – sounds good? Then Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Bleibergerhof might be the place for you.

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Family Fun in Carinthia

This summer, go to Nassfeld in Austria’s southernmost province, Carinthia. Then head up on Madritsche mountain for heaps of family fun.

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About Schnapps – the natural way

The Backer schnapps is all-natural, hand-made – in short, the good stuff. If further proof of quality is required, medals and awards abound.

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Gilded statue on Graben street in Vienna, Austria

Five Faves in Vienna

I’ve been in Vienna many times, but haven’t seen half as much of this beautiful city as I would have liked. Here are five faces.

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Hiking in Tyrol with Oetzi

Oetzi may have been hiking in these hills 5000 years ago. I did last summer. I had it much easier than he did, though. I took the cable car.

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Three Terrific Christmas Markets

A highlight in Europe this time of year is the cheerful (sometimes even magical) Christmas markets. I adore browsing through the arts and crafts for sale, and trying some of the hearty seasonal street food. And then there’s mulled wine. Here are three of my favourite Christmas markets: Elegant and child-friendly Vienna I’m very fond […]

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