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Barefoot among the Autumn leaves of the Engadine

This autumn, the Engadine valley is introducing several new walking trails through the autumn leaves where hiking shoes are not obligatory.  On the contrary, they’re banned.  The village of Celerina has created four barefoot walks that cross meadows, ford streams … Continue reading

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The Eventful Engadine

Autumn may be just around the corner but there are still plenty of events to keep visitors to the Engadine valley entertained right up until the middle of October. For sporty types, there are numerous competitions in which to either … Continue reading

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An opportunity to catch up with old friends…

This time last week, I was on the Tube en route to ExCel to visit World Travel Market, a show dreaded by many (for its vastness and the fact that it’s in Docklands), but loved by me because it’s a … Continue reading

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Last chance to catch the falling autumn leaves

Autumn has well and truly arrived, so there’s not much time left for leaf peeping.  Though North America  may be famous for its fall leaves,  the colour of the trees is equally striking in Switzerland and it’s so much closer … Continue reading

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Enter the world of thrillaxing

Last week, there was a piece in The Daily Telegraph on how the Olympic Games have inspired interest in active holidays, which combine fitness and well-being while away from home.  This seems to be a growing trend and some old … Continue reading

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Burned out and in need of a complete break?

I have to confess, I feel burned out and in need of a break…  it’s been non-stop this summer, keeping up with work commitments, as well as all the excitement and essential TV watching generated by the Jubilee and Olympics, … Continue reading

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There’s more to Switzerland than skiing : Summer in the Alps, ideal for families

All too often Switzerland gets forgotten as a holiday destination once the snow has melted and Easter past, but this Alpine country is stunning in summer, too, and offers just as many opportunities for family adventures, if not more, than … Continue reading

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