200 km south of Abu Dhabi you can experience the Rub al-Khali Desert up close: The 5-star desert resort Qasr Al Sarab offers the perfect base for camel riding and much more.
In San Sebastián in the Basque Country there are hundreds of Pintxo bars. Tapas can be found on every corner. Here are my tips for a pintxo tour:
Justine Tyerman indulges in fantasy on her epic train voyage across Australia.
Ideas for a one-week Oman road trip. Tour the mountains near Nizwa, overnight in the desert dunes, relax on a beach-side holiday at The Chedi Muscat.
We highly recommend going on an adventure to a desert camp not far from Al Wasil. It it only takes a 15-minute drive from Al Wasil to get there. So, here is how we experienced our detour to the dunes:
Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland offers an unbelievable number of getaway destinations. One of them is the impressive glacier gorge at the foot of the Eiger north face.
São Miguel, the main island of the Azores chain is also the largest one. It is often called “the green island” because of the flora that covers it.
Mauritius is a coveted global luxury destination: the island swarms with 5-star hotels, meals are expensive, the golf courses exclusive. But, this Indian Ocean island ringed by paradisiacal beaches also offers some surprising contrasts.
Dream destination Hvar in Croatia: Many years ago, I was responsible for some of Switzerland’s most renowned travel websites. That was when the elegant Hotel Riva on Hvar Island time and again caught my eye. I imagined the wealthy and the beautiful having an outrageous amount of fun in the hotel, which is fashionably located on Hvar’s seaside promenade. Though I am neither, I finally did make it to Hvar. But, I did not check into the Riva!
Although as a kid I watched movies featuring the heroics of fictional Apache chief Winnetou, I am embarrassed to say that until recently(!) I did not know that most of them were shot in 1960s Croatia, by the Plitvice Lakes and waterfalls among other locations. This fangirl wanted to see for herself…
Justine Tyerman travelled to Laos, famous for its many beautiful Buddhist temples.
In what was a first for us, we took in an ATP world tour tennis final in beautiful Saanenland. Thin air at this altitude supposedly lets balls fly farther and bounce higher. That can make for stunners now and then…