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Posts tagged ‘summer’

Reviewed: Valluga Hotel, St Anton

With four of us travelling together on our European rail trip this summer, it made sense to rent an apartment instead of booking two hotel rooms when we were in a city for a few days. But as we only had a couple of nights in St Anton – and one was my mum’s birthday – we decided to splash out on a bit of luxury in the lovely Valluga Hotel. Read more

Summer days in St Anton, Austria

Every winter, the town of St Anton am Arlberg in Austria’s Tyrolean Alps becomes a mecca for skiers and snowboarders. Rated as one of Europe’s top resorts, winter sports fans come from around the world to take advantage of its fantastic pistes and the serious après-ski partying after hours. Read more

Capturing the seasons

The days are getting colder, the leaves are turning red, the Christmas gifts are in the shops and summer is starting to feel a long way away. So after sharing my photos of the autumnal colours of Cheltenham earlier this week, I came across a seasonal photography competition that’s a good excuse to revisit the other seasons too. Read more

In pictures: The beach comes to Paris

Boules on the beach, building sandcastles and relaxing in a deckchair – it’s your traditional French seaside holiday. But in the centre of Paris? In 2002 the mayor of Paris came up with the idea of creating an urban beach for Parisians who had to stay in the city over the summer when most residents leave for the coast or countryside. Read more