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15May/16Off

The Best Honeymoon Destinations

sThe honeymoon is a celebration to mark a couple's union. Hence, they carefully choose among ideal destinations. They decide based from their personal considerations such as finances, interests and location. They plan the occasion to ensure an enjoyable, unforgettable, and romantic experience.

If you want a remarkable event, here is the list of the best attractions you can consider:

• Hawaii

Newlyweds consider Hawaii as the top destination for their after wedding vacation. The place provides a perfect setting for a memorable adventure. It features many tropical sights such as magnificent waterfalls and beautiful beaches. Couples can explore the islands of Kauai, Lanai, Maui, and Molokai. They will never run out of things to do such as watch the sunrise, admire the sunset, and sail along the coastline.

• Fiji

Fiji is an island paradise often considered as the new Garden of Eden. The island displays a diverse collection of fauna and flora, hot springs, and fine beaches. Couples can follow the trails leading to the stunning landscape of the island. In addition, they can go to the nearby villages and discover their culture.

• Italy

Italy is a favourite post-wedding holiday spot. You will be fascinated with the intricate designs of the buildings in the cities of Florence, Rome, and Venice. You can embark on romantic adventures as you ride the gondola along the Grand Canal, go on a cruise to one of the nearby islands, or just take a leisurely walk in Piazza San Marco.

• Paris, France

Paris is often hailed as the city of romance and boasts of its striking architecture, great art and superb food. Other places in the city include the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, Jardin des Tuileries, the Musee du Louvre, and Pont des Art Bridge. Instead of lovelocks, you can tie a ribbon at Pont des Art Bridge to affirm your strong commitment to each other.

• Phuket, Thailand

Couples will be captivated with the breathtaking beauty of this island. They can experience the white sands, clear water, and spectacular sunsets. Although it is an exotic island, it is a venue of lively nightlife and fine restaurants. The dining places offer excellent local Thai cuisine. Couples will surely enjoy the leisurely boat ride going to Phi Phi islands and the traditional Thai massage. Moreover, they can take a time off from the beach by visiting historical places such as Buddhist shrines.

• Santorini, Greece

Santorini is an island situated in the Aegean Sea. Together, you can admire the amazing sunset and brilliant white villas. You can visit its sun-drenched beaches, posh shops, historical sites, and wine cellars.

• St. Bart's

It is an expensive and famous attraction in the Caribbean. Couples can visit the Colombier beach, which is famous for its vivid aquamarine colour and fine white sand.

• St. Lucia

This is a group of islands in the Caribbean, which is one of the top choices for honeymoon destinations. You can spend your day on any of the islands where you can play various water activities and sports together. The friendly local staff will help you appreciate the wonders of their islands.

The best honeymoon destinations will allow you to spend time with your partner. Take advantage of the precious moment to have fun and build memories together.

 

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2May/16Off

Best Places in the World to Visit

svChoosing the perfect place to visit is challenging since there are many enticing places to see. Several countries highlight their elegant architecture, delectable cuisine, booming markets and popular destinations. Finding the best attractions involve your budget and preference.

Great places for a holiday should allow you to spend exciting activities throughout the day. People on the lookout for a tour at nearby or far places must consider these destinations:

• Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a city, which attracts different types of travellers. You can roam the narrow alleys and streets in Las Ramblas, which is the centre of events in the city. The stretch thrives with numerous markets, pubs, and restaurants. You can even watch talented street performers as you take a sip of wine at a café. The city is the home of the renowned Spanish Architect, Antoni Gaudi. He designed iconic structures in the city such as the Church of the Sacred Family.

• Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, has preserved historic monuments and classical architecture. The city's famous travel destinations include Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, lakes, pagodas, parks, and temples, which you can access via a taxi.

• Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a territory, which features a unique skyline and tasty dim sum. You will marvel at the urban landscape of towering skyscrapers and lush gardens. The British and Chinese culture collides to make it a world-class metropolitan area.

• London

London showcases historical sites and contemporary attractions. History fuses with food, fashion and arts. Culture enthusiasts will delight in the Royal Opera House and Tate Modern. For fashion aficionados, you can check Oxford Street for the latest collection. If you are fond of books and music, do not miss the Sherlock Homes Museum and Abbey Road.

• Istanbul, Turkey

Travellers are absorbed with colourful bazaar, grand castles, historical mosques, and Turkish baths. You should not fail to visit the famous blue mosque or the Sultan Ahmet Camii. Take a leisurely stroll along the Galata Bridge and visit the Miniature Park, which displays impressive small artifacts.

• New York City, United States of America

Travellers are drawn to New York's bustling metropolis. The must-see attractions include the Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Statue of Liberty. Amid the high-rise building, you will discover the rich culture of the area. New York is dubbed as the most famous city in America and the leader in arts, fashion, and food. You should also watch popular shows on Broadway. The Big Apple offers endless adventures that will occupy your stay in the city.

• Paris, France

You will be in awe with the structures such as Arch de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Tourists frequent the city because of its romantic ambiance. The place contains fascinating museums, ancient churches, and Neoclassical architecture.

• Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a flourishing city that draws more visitors every year. It is a historical landmark, which survived conquerors, floods and fires. Visitors are enchanted with its historical churches, royal castles, and fortified bridges. The city was once a concealed haven of wonders, but has now transformed into a favourite destination.

• Rome, Italy

Rome is a timeless city, which prides itself in open markets, and ancient structures. You can check the Trevi Fountain, Colloseum and the Pantheon. Savor the special pasta, sumptuous oxtail stew, Italian espresso and gelato.

Always remember that the best vacation will let you have fun. You should gather complete details about the place you intend to visit. Plan your tour well, so you can maximize the experience that the country can offer.

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2May/16Off

What to See and Do in Macau

vI traveled to Macau last month, skeptical that the country might be a complete contrast to my idyllic international travels across Europe and USA. Stories of increased prostitution rackets and crimes added to my skepticism.

After a 7-hour flight from Mumbai to HongKong and 40 minutes of riding the ferry, Macau welcomed with shiny night roads.

The grandeurs of Macau left me stunned. By the time I set foot in the hotel, one thing was sure - Macau was more first-rate than it looked in pictures. The hotel was as big as it could get, even though it was only a three star. Golden walls embossed with dragons looked larger than life. Luggage staffs, the ones with gloves escorting you safely to your room, are privileges of a common man there. Macau's royalty smote me faster than I thought.

Minutes later, tucked away into the confines of white linen and bounded with terrific Chinese dinner, I carefully jotted down the plan for my first day out in the city next morning. The plan was to experience the cultural difference between the slow life of Coloane and the gaudy existence of the mainland.

A night passed and soon enough I was wandering onto the streets of Taipa and the fishing village - Coloane. This part of Macau remained virgin. Immaculate Portuguese influence made it peaceful and laden with old charm. From last night's memory of sparkly buildings, this felt like concrete colorful countryside without sheeps.

Pine forested hills sprawled across Coloane. Feng Shui mirrors dangled on the wooden doors of tiny village shops to ward off evil spirits. It is believed that when they see their own reflection through the mirror, they flee in terror. The Chinese culture is exactly intriguing.

These shops led to a small fishing pier, huddled with scores of fishermen and nets. The Macanese borders merge within the seas of China, but passports are uncalled for. The workday starts with trawling and ends in a happy lunch. Quiet a fishy village.

Breakfast to lunch was a time-lapse. Hunger pangs began. After navigating (with difficulty) Chinese signboards and directions, we found ourselves at Lord Stow's bakery, the iconic bakery that first introduced egg tarts. In fact, the whiff of sweet sugar gave away its location and led us straight to it. However, I highly recommend using GPS considering the verbal snag. Because even though the Portuguese left behind their legacy in architecture, the locals hold on strongly to Chinese language.

The exterior of the building is enveloped in faded white wash and is etched with traditional green windows. A lazy afternoon lunch of crab curry and rice is all it takes to be giddy with joy. Finishing it with the very reason I came here - the Egg tarts. The dish became a present in 1950s to the Portuguese rule and till date remains the most popular, replicated by many on the streets of Macau.

The first half of the day was over. The second half needed me to get on the Ponte de Amizade bridge and cross over. Ready to be introduced to the now transformed and culturally sophisticated Macau.

As a traveler, it is hard to miss out on the contrasting lives of the citizens here. While there is lavishness sprinkled on the streets of Macau, there is also a picture perfect middle class life. As inexpensive hotels are ornamented with golden fabric, the locals struggle in houses that look like matchboxes.

You cannot miss out the imagery of a two-wheeler riding behind a Porsche. There was an air of might, wealth and co-existence amongst blue collared citizens of Macau.

On the bright side there has been massive development, improving the lifestyle of Macanese population. More than half of them are employed in the casinos. All the citizens of Macau also receive an annual payout from casino earnings every year.

Nowadays, an old fisherman's son claims livelihood, plying tourists in the free casino shuttle buses that run across the town. A lazy little colony of fishermen resided before they had to deal with flocks of tourists' everyday. Macau has dipped itself completely in luxury trade, bypassing total earnings of even Las Vegas casinos.

Yet the Macanese continue to work hard. Fishermen by the day and street show artists by noon, these men cannot resist old habits.

My bus arrived at Senado Square. Walking past the classic structure designs at this main town square, I was transported to the Ruins of St. Paul's that stands tall and charms steps full of vacationers munching on porn buns and tasty sticks.

Flanked by brand stores on one side and street shops on the other, I spent my evening sitting and munching on peanut candy from Koi Kei Bakery. You know it is famous when every family is carrying atleast a couple of brown bakery bags around. Observation is key.

The after party of a great day in Macau begins just when it starts getting dark. The black sky is a flawless backdrop to majestic city lights that draw you incessantly. The casinos run 24 hours a day but it is magical to visit them during late hours. I chose the Grand Lisboa, giving in to the guilty pleasures of frisking Macanese Pataca. Until I was ready to drag myself back to the fashionable gold walls of my hotel.

Waking up once again, the next day, to find some peace in the old town.

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26Apr/16Off

3 Steps To Plan the Ultimate Ski Trip in Colorado

dvdColorado is a mecca for winter sports only if you know where and when to go. If you're arranging an adventurous trip in, say, Summit County, you must prioritize skiing. If, however, you're getting cold feet while planning a ski trip in Colorado, trust this write-up to be your bible. Now, without ado, let's get started.

The 3 steps

Decide your companions on the trip and its length

For making any trip pleasurable, you'd require the company of great comrades and/or family members. Afterward, you'd require setting up the length of the trip too; a trip's duration will get directly influenced by your travel budget. So if you've chalked out your travel budget, you'll get a handle on the number of days and nights that you're willing to spend in the mountains.

Save the dates of yours and of all those who're accompanying you

As an ideal itinerary planner, you shouldn't be lackadaisical in deciding which days (and dates) of the ski season will suit you and everyone. The best months to ski in Colorado start from mid-October to the first week of July, so ask everyone the month and the dates that suit them the most.

Decide the ski resort where you and all the fellow traversers would like to ski and revel

First things first, choose the size of the ski resort that you wish to go to; whether it'd be a huge one or a smaller one. (Actually, that, too, would depend on your budget.) If you're having a lavish budget, we'd advise you to select a resort enjoying Copper Mountain's excellent stature. (For example, if you happen to choose Copper Mountain, we'd advise you to book a seat in a Copper Mountain shuttle in advance; because you shouldn't leave anything to chance.) And if you're planning on a shoestring, go for a small-sized resort such as Ski Cooper.

Are there any other points that need to be remembered before selecting a ski resort?

Yes, there are two of the most important points.

Your budget: You've to choose only those resorts that fit your budget. If there are any beginners, it's better to choose a resort that give ski training sessions. (However, such resorts are costlier than the normal ones, so choose accordingly.)

Know the resort's vertical drop: For those of you who are unaware of the term "vertical drop," it's the distance for which your skis will run. Many ski resorts post the vertical drop on their website.

So by following these three tips and by remembering the two points (to select ski resorts), you'll be able to plan a great ski vacation. Ski happily and safely, Skier.

 

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16Apr/16Off

4 Of the Best European Ski Resorts on a Budget

ascDuring the summer months, Arinsal attracts bikers and hikers who visit to enjoy the spectacular mountain vistas but when winter arrives, the area is transformed into a busy skiing and snowboarding resort. If you're a first-time skier, Arinsal has gentle nursery slopes which are perfect for beginners.

Lift passes for Arinsal start at just €36.00 per day for adults and €29.00 per day for children. Alternatively, as Arinsal is part of the Vallnord ski area, you can buy a full area pass that covers three resorts. Prices for these start at just €76.00 for two days for adults and €59.00 for two days for children.

Nendaz, Switzerland

Located right in the middle of the Alps and dotted with some of the world's most iconic mountains, Switzerland is a paradise for skiers. Nendaz Ski Resort caters to skiers and boarders of all ages and also offers easy access to the 4 Valleys ski area at friendly prices.

Nendaz is a family friendly holiday resort with nursery slopes, a moving carpet for beginners and walkers to help them find their feet, and a freestyle park to practice your moves as well as swimming pools and treasure hunts - this is an ideal resort for skiers of all ages.

Avoriaz, France

France has a whole host of high-altitude resorts. With 8000km of pistes spread over 300 resorts and some of the best and biggest names in world skiing. However, quite often, with big names come big price tags. That isn't the case with Avoriaz. Ideally located in the middle of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Avoriaz offers access to high-altitude skiing among some of the most stunning vistas in the Alps.

With 38km of cross country ski trails spread over eight loops, there is plenty of room for you to spread your skis.

Soll, Austria

Soll has long been a popular skiing destination for British beginners and intermediates attracting skiers of all ages looking for different types of fun. The village of Soll might be small, and there may be a trek to the slopes, but a break in Soll is worth it. Soll is a pleasant, friendly village with chalet-style buildings.

As Soll is part of the SkiWelt, Austria's largest linked ski and snowboard area, there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the slopes. While the slopes of Soll can get a little crowded, it is cheap - even by Austrian standards!

 

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12Apr/16Off

Headed to a Ski Lodge? Here’s Your Shopping List

dvIf a trip to a ski lodge is in your near future, it's time to begin thinking through what you'll need to pack. Many first-time and novice skiers wonder what to pack for their ski vacations. And, the packing list might require a trip to an outdoor sports supply store. In extreme temperatures, your primary goal is to stay warm, dry and safe. And, since you will be exerting lots of energy, you'll want to stay hydrated and keep your energy levels up.

Headed to a ski lodge? Here's your shopping list:

1. Waterproof clothing. First things first, you're headed to a ski lodge and temperatures are likely colder than you expect. In addition to the typical items you might think of, such as heavy sweaters, hats and gloves, you'll need to purchase items like wool-blend waterproof socks, waterproof ski jackets, gloves and pants to stay comfortable during long periods of activity on the slopes.

2. Ski socks. Ski socks are waterproof and will help keep your feet warm and dry. They also provide extra padding that you will be thankful for once you begin tackling the bumps and curves of the ski slope.

3. Neck gaiter. A neck gaiter is a tube worn around your neck that can also be pulled up over your mouth to protect you from the wind and cold while skiing or snowboarding. It may not be as fashionable as a scarf, but once you're exposed to the cold temperatures, you'll be glad you have it.

4. Long underwear. To stay warm, you'll want to dress in layers, including long johns, or long underwear.

5. Ski equipment. You'll need poles, boots and skis, but you can rent those items at your destination. You may, however, want to shop for ski goggles - which will come in handy should it begin to snow - and a helmet and pack those items for your trip.

6. Snacks. Don't forget, skiing is physically demanding! You'll want to keep your energy levels up by eating healthy snacks. Items like pretzels, fruit and grain bars, dried fruit and vegetables and nuts are great options to have on hand.

7. Hydration pack. It is important to stay hydrated while skiing and hydration packs are a great option if you're unlikely to take frequent water breaks. Hydration packs can be worn comfortably on your back and allow you to easily drink while active. Remember to refill them on your breaks!

8. Moisturizer. Winter conditions are cold and dry. Pack moisturizer for your face and body to keep your skin healthy and comfortable. You'll also want to purchase a lip balm with sunscreen to keep your lips properly moisturized and protected from the sun.

9. Sunscreen. The risk for overexposure to the sun's UV radiation is increased for skiers due to higher altitudes and UV rays reflected by the snow. To avoid increased risk of sun damage and skin cancer, sunscreen should always be used during outdoor activities, even skiing!

10. Hand warmers. Hand warmers are small, disposable packets that provide on-demand heat. They can be activated by air, a solution or battery-powered and range in staying power for anywhere from one to 10 hours.

 

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2Apr/16Off

The Best of the Three Valleys’ Festivities

vAs one of the largest ski areas in the world, the Three Valleys attracts a huge number of visitors over the festive period. If you're looking for a novel way to ring in Christmas and the New Year, consider one of the last minute ski holidays to the Three Valleys, where you can enjoy a wide range of festive activities.

Courchevel

Courchevel is a perfect place to celebrate Christmas. Throughout the day and evening of the 24th, you'll be able to watch festive parades and little ones can meet Father Christmas. There's also a carol concert outside the tourist office, and a Christmas mass you can attend. Plenty of the local restaurants have a special festive menu on Christmas Eve, so if you book a table you'll be able to treat yourself to a magnificent Christmas meal. Be aware that they may not frequently be heavily publicised in advance, so if in doubt, inquire over the phone as to whether they'll be offering a special Christmas menu.

While you're in Courchevel, don't miss the opportunity to attend one of the 'Chamallow' parties that run throughout the season, including a Boxing Day event. These festive parties have a great ambience and centre (as the name might suggest) on roasting marshmallows over a fire pit. They sometimes include local and visiting DJs spinning tunes.

Another great thing about Courchevel is that, unlike many resorts, the lifts and pistes do not close on Christmas Day. Last minute ski holidays are often restricted (due to ticket price and availability) to specific dates, but even if your holiday spans Christmas Day, you won't lose out on any of skiing at Courchevel.

Meribel

The foodies may wish to consider a Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve dinner in Meribel. The high-end hotel and restaurant, Le Grand Coeur & Spa, offers a magnificent eight-course Christmas Eve meal, including truffles, traditional Savoyard cheeses, and top quality meats and seafood. On New Year's Eve, the restaurant offers another, similarly opulent, eight-course meal, including scallops, foie gras de canard, veal and macarons. Just because, by their nature, last minute ski holidays may be organised in a rush, it doesn't mean you don't deserve world-class cuisine! Call ahead and reserve a place so you won't be disappointed, however.

Val Thorens

If you're a devotee of apres-ski nightlife, look no further than Val Thorens. Every year, on New Year's Eve, Val Thorens holds the party to end all parties. This year's line-up is yet to be announced, but you can expect renowned DJs until 1am, along with fireworks at midnight. It's a brilliant way for visitors to the Three Valleys to greet the New Year.

In short, even if you're booking at the very last minute, ski holidays in the Three Valleys around the festive season offer plenty of fun and lively celebrations. You may find other events that pique your interest as well, to help you form the perfect festive ski holiday itinerary.

 

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26Mar/16Off

From A Tiny Village To Popular Ski Resort – Courmayeur Italy

sdgAt one time, Courmayeur was a simple, tiny village with two churches, sitting at the foot of Mont Blanc which made it looks even smaller. Today, Courmayeur is a popular ski resort destination. It began in 1786 when 2 men braved the elements of the mountains and stake their claim where no man had succeeded before.

Today, this village of Courmayeur offers visitors plenty of mountains and plenty of snow to get their skiing desires filled. But there is more to this village than just snow skiing. There are mountains to climb and a village full of rich history to tour. The locals are friendly, welcoming each and every visitor as if they are family.

Some refer to this area as a commune which sits in the northern part of Italy, in the Aosta Valley region and at the base of Mont Blanc. Visitors find many activities while staying at 4,016 feet elevation above sea level. In addition to the wonderful ski resort atmosphere and surroundings that Courmayeur offers, there is mountain climbing and the historic tours, during the summer, the beautiful botanical gardens are a sight to see.

With approximately 3,000 residents year round, they make sure your visit to the ski resort area of Courmayeur is something that you will always remember. Whether it is a dream vacation for the family or a honeymoon for newly married couple, the beauty, the people, the overall atmosphere makes for a trip that you'll want to repeat again sooner than later.

Skiing Take Nourishment And Courmayeur Accommodates That

The village of Courmayeur offers more than ski resort atmosphere. The Italian fare that is served throughout the village will be the best you'll ever taste. This isn't the typical Italian city with the basic Italian foods and perhaps it is the mountain air that makes it taste so much better.

The rich sauces, the savory spices all with the garlic, olive oil, onions, peppers, and tomatoes missed just right. And don't forget the wonderful cheeses that Italy has to offer too. People come to Courmayeur for many things. They come for the skiing, the beauty, the people, and the food.

Plenty Of Transportation For A Ski Resort

Courmayeur doesn't have the hustle and bustle of big city life and all that transportations means in the big city, which some people may find inconvenient. But getting up and down the mountains is easy with plenty of cable car lifts, chair lifts, and gondola lifts. There are many ways to get around this ski resort village of Courmayeur.

Many of the hotels and lodges around the village have easy access to any of these ways that will get you to the top so that you can ski back down. Or ride a cable car, chairlift or a gondola back down if skiing isn't on your agenda.

As a Freelance Writer the past 8 years, Audrey has written on several different topics in a variety of industries. Her 30+ years in Customer Service and Sales has given her an insight into many areas, which has been helpful in her writing.

She found information about ski resorts in Courmayeur Italy on the Internet, which also took her to information about other popular vacation spots abroad like Zermatt and the many Zermatt accommodations and hotels as well as the skiing and other outdoor activity.

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12Mar/16Off

From Humble Beginnings To Hot Vacation Spot – Zermatt

avIn Switzerland's southwestern corner is the quaint village of Zermatt. A German speaking area that sits at the foot of the Matterhorn, the most famous of all skiing mountains. Here, you'll find a Zermatt accommodation to fit any budget in various sizes and styles.

There are almost 6,000 permanent residents today, but in the humble beginnings of this village, it was nothing more than rural agricultural. But today however, when the weather permits, it is now the hot spot for excellent skiing conditions all year long. Avid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts flock here for the outdoor experiences that only Zermatt can offer.

Zermatt Switzerland has several historic dates that are an important part of what you see today as a European vacation destination. Lauber, a Zermatt surgeon back in 1838, would be the first to open a Zermatt accommodation, The Hotel Cervie with only 3 beds. The first post office would open in 1852 and would transport mail from Zermatt to Visp and back again.

What Makes Zermatt A Vacation Destination?

Zermatt is a car-free village, but it is still convenient getting around because everything is in walking distance. Perhaps this is what lends to the charm of this quaint vacation village? Or perhaps it is the friendly, warm welcome you get from each and every resident, shop owner or Zermatt accommodation employee? No matter which of those reasons you may choose, there is no doubt that the beautiful, inspiring views of the Matterhorn are one of the reasons to vacation here.

Ski In And Ski Out

Choosing a Zermatt accommodation that offers ski in and ski out convenience is a popular choice. At these accommodations, they are fully prepared for ski equipment storage and will always have a roaring fire and popular beverages waiting. Being able to ski in the lodge you choose to stay and to ski out the next day can make your trip even more wonderful than it already will be.

Such as the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergra which is situated in the middle of one of the highest mountain ranges at 3,100 meters above sea level. Here, you will find a life that is different than what you'll experience in the valley. It offers an unobstructed view on the west side where a visitor can soak in all of the great Matterhorn's beauty. And the on the south side, the Monte Rosa Massif is a view that you'll never forget.

Families Prefer Apartment Style Zermatt Accommodation

The Chalet Alm is an apartment style Zermatt Accommodation with two bedrooms and two beds in each. The living room offers a private fireplace that can warm the body and soul each evening and free WiFi allows the visitor to stay in touch with the outside world if needed. The privacy with plenty of space makes for the perfect vacation housing for a family with children.

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11Mar/16Off

Six Amazing Places To Book Your Zermatt Ski Trip!

sbThe beautiful and majestic Swiss Alps is where you'll find the amazing Zermatt ski country. The adventure and opportunities that are waiting for the expert and the novice during the winter months are unlimited. Here we have a list of six of the best locations in Zermatt to plan your ski trip around:

Arosa: This is in the Eastern part of Switzerland and is popular in the summer months and the winter months. It is full and rich with history and tradition, creating an experience that you'll never forget. Best for the extended stay so that you can absorb it all and more than 50 miles of terrain that is pristine perfect for a full Zermatt ski adventure. The pure air and majestic slope drop off give the experienced skiers a challenge and for nature lovers, the relative isolation is superb.

Gstaad/Saanenland: This is the ski resort that will provide you an experience without extreme difficulty. Here are the courses that are best for beginners and intermediate skiers. The slopes aren't as wild as some of the other slopes, but it is a pricey Zermatt ski accommodation which may make it not feasible for families.

Murren: If you're looking for a picturesque Zermatt ski sight, this is the place to book your reservation. Sitting in Lauterbrunnen Valley, high on a cliff that is 5,400 feet up, you'll only get here by cable car. The hiking and the sledding trails are some of the best in Switzerland.

Klosters: Home in the Eastern part of Switzerland sitting on the Landwasser River. Here they offer an ample amount of slopes that are perfect for the novice skier and if hiking the mountains is your thing, you won't find a better place than right here.

Laax/Films/Falera: A combination area that offers a plenty of summer sports and for the winter months, the skiing and snowboarding folks will have plenty of competitions to attend and/or participate. There are more than 130 square miles of Zermatt ski opportunities, making it a major draw for the cross country skiing crowd.

Saas-Fee: In southwest Switzerland, close to Zermatt is where you'll find The Dom, highest mountain in Switzerland. The glacial activity is an attraction and with year-round sports activities, this is a Zermatt ski accommodation that even includes summer skiing in some areas.

There are plenty of blue rating slopes that are perfect for intermediate skiers and advanced skiing enthusiasts too. And if you're a beginner, there are some smaller slopes and ski schools too.

As a Freelance Writer the past 8 years, Audrey has written on several different topics in a variety of industries. Her 30+ years in Customer Service and Sales has given her an insight into many areas, which has been helpful in her writing.

 

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