Welcome to the Town of the City of Dawson – sign at the entrance to Dawson City (allegedly) The quirkiness that lies at the heart of the Yukon’s many charms can be summed up best by the sign that was alleged to have greeted visitors until recently. The somewhat convolutedRead More →

The Swiss ski resort of Laax offers quiet pistes, impressive freestyle opportunities, chic architecture and a hipster vibe. Rosie Fuller investigates. “Of course older people can freestyle,” says ski instructor Basil Weber. “You just need the motivation… and to not be afraid.” The ski resort of Laax, just a coupleRead More →

On a crisp December morning, fishing enthusiasts congregated on Orvis UK’s idyllic Kimbridge beat to engage in a spot of Winter grayling fishing ‘The Lady of the Stream’ Belonging to a cold-water fish family of six sub-species, the grayling – Thymallus thymallus – can be found across areas within theRead More →

A circumnavigation of Iceland is the best way to understand its rich and detailed mythological history, says Richard Tarrant It is said that Icelanders do not talk, that they tell each other stories, continuing a grand tradition dating back to the extraordinary sagas of the 13th century and beyond. RecountedRead More →

Madrid may be Spain’s capital, but it is Seville that has truly captured my heart. Andalucia’s biggest and most exciting city, Seville has been seducing visitors for centuries; one of the first people recorded as falling in love was the 11th century Muslim poet-king Al-Mutamid. The place is working itsRead More →

Around six years ago, I returned home late, went into my home office and played music from The Old Crow Medicine Show as loud as my Mac could handle. The up-beat tones of Methamphetamine could not compete with the several pints of Everards Original served in the local, and IRead More →

On a crisp winter’s morning, piscatorial enthusiasts congregated on Orvis UK’s idyllic Kimbridge beat to partake in a spot of grayling fishing. ‘The Lady of the Stream’ Belonging to a cold-water fish family of six sub-species, the grayling – Thymallus thymallus – can be found across areas within the NorthernRead More →

One of the cruellest torments endured by Byron’s Prisoner of Chillon was to glimpse through the bars of his cell breathtaking mountains with their ‘thousand years of snow / On high – their wide long lake below / And the blue Rhône in fullest flow’. The belated ‘compassion’ of hisRead More →

Obertauern promises the most reliable snow anywhere in the Alps, says Kika Sroker-Miller. Famous for its starring role in the Beatles film Help and acknowledged as one of Austria’s finest ski resorts for beginners and intermediates, Obertauern is the highest ski resort in the SalzburgerLand region of Austria, its elevation andRead More →