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…
Le Coucou is a 5 Star luxury hotel in the world-renowned ski resort of Meribel within Les Trois Vallees.
Whistler Blackcomb is the largest ski resort in North America with over 200 marked runs across side-by-side mountains. I highly recommend staying in Whistler’s pedestrianised Upper Village in the stunning Four Seasons Resort and Residences to make the most of a winter adventure in a spectacular mountain setting.
HSM Gassten was built as a minesweeping warship and launched by the Swedish navy in 1973. A beautiful, unique vessel, steeped in naval history and the last of her kind, HMS Gassten has been converted into a luxurious exclusive-use 5-cabin live-aboard steamer, which can be taken on a private charter basis for adventurous expeditions through the pristine western fjords of Norway.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...