Alpe D’Huez: A Brief History

Alpe D’Huez A BRIEF HISTORY Thousands of years ago Romans mined here for silver, copper, zinc and coal on the mineral rich slopes and gorges. Years later local legend would have it that the ruins of the silver mines were guarded by some rather territorial fairies who would chop the heads off anyone who tried

Exploring The Fairytale Castles Of Lake Thun

One of my favourite day trips from Kandersteg is to Lake Thun. You can purchase a day ticket for the boats and hop on and off as many times as you please! If you catch the train from Platform 1, you’ll be at Spiez station in 30 minutes. From the train station you’ll be greeted

The Medieval City of Conflans

Just outside of Albertville, at the edge of the Tarentaise and Savoy regions of France, you will find the beautiful little city of Conflans. Steeped in history, this medieval gem is a rabbit warren of cobbled streets and 14th century charm. All of the original hand painted shop signs hang outside the buildings and the

Bellagio – Pearl of the Lake

So, I’ve been on the lake for three weeks now and I have come to the conclusion that, after seeing all of the resorts that I can possibly see in three weeks, Bellagio is my favourite surrounding the stunning Lake Como. Not only is it beautiful, but as you take the ferry across from Cadenabbia

Chasing dragons in the Wildschönau

The story goes: “Once upon a time, the Wildschönau valley used to be one large lake. A dragon lived in the lake, terrifying the local population. One day a brave farmer decided to face the dragon and managed to trick it and kill it. Whilst falling to its death, the dragon bit into the Wildschönau

The Legend of Madonna Della Corona

Most modestly described, the Madonna Della Corona is a stunning church nestled within the rocks of Monte Baldo; a peaceful sanctuary for stillness and meditation. You can reach the church of the Madonna Della Corona via two routes though it is accessible from any one of the resorts surrounding Lake Garda.  The first, and the simplest, is