Pasta, Prosecco & George Clooney – Part 2

Marketing and Travel Freelance Mary Finucane continues her Italian adventure..  A bus ride or hot walk from Gardone brought us to Salo, a lovely Belle Epoque town full of handsome cafes, townhouses and hotels, many the result of rebuilding in the prevailing liberty (Italian Art Deco) style after a 1901 earthquake.  After giving in to

Pasta, Prosecco & George Clooney Part 1

Northern Italy’s subalpine lakes each have a charm of their own. Having travelled to 3, Travel Freelance Writer, Mary Finucane decides it’s Lake Garda for the good life, Lake Maggiore for wonderful well-being and Lake Como for sheer magic. Describe yourself and I will describe which Italian lake best suits you. Relaxed, a lover of

Escape to the hills of Italy’s South Tyrol

Travel writer Amy Laughinghouse escapes London for the hills of Italy’s South Tyrol, where she developed a new toast: “May the Forst be with you.” (Try the local beer; you’ll see what she means). There’s a man with a pick-axe following me silently down a grassy slope, his white mustache twitching in a sunburned face,

South Tyrol wonderful countryside

Austria – The Alternative Summer Holiday!

Her parents chose the holiday but much to her surprise, 24 year old Leela Jackson finds bliss on her one week trip to Austria…. I was longing for sun, sea and sand, when my adventurous parents surprised my sister and I by selecting Söll, an idyllic resort in the Tyrolean area of Austria, as the destination for our next family

Suprising Soll

A day in the life of Postojna Caves…

Postojna lies at the north end of the Pivka River valley and due to convenient transport links and its location between Ljubljana, Trieste, Gorizia, and Rijeka has long been an important centre of the Notranjska region. Today, Postojna is a modern, clean, and friendly city. It acquired the stamp of a tourist city primarily from

Introduction to Lakes & Mountains with Inghams

When we moved to leafy Surrey in June 2012, we were inspired to take a fresh look at our Lakes & Mountains Programme. Our Product and Overseas Team were asked to come up with new holiday ideas, destinations and offers for you. Here are some of my personal favourites which I’d like to share with

Stunning Lake Bled and Island, Slovenia

Lou’s guide to romance on the slopes

Lou’s guide to romance on the slopes for Valentine’s Day… 1. Cuddles in a chairlift – Take every opportunity to keep warm between ski runs. Snuggle up together in a heated, yes, heated, chairlift. Our tip is Hinterglemm, Austria. Ride to the peak of the Reiterkogel Mountain in a chairlift with heated seats. Then head

Couple time in Lech

The Hidden Gems of Austria

Famous for The Sound of Music, spatzel and schnapps, it’s easy to assume you’ve already explored everything Austria has to offer. However, despite its relatively small size compared to its neighbouring countries of Germany and Italy, Austria is full of hidden gems for the explorer in you to discover. With a rich and varied history,