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Stretch into summer at the Chamonix Yoga Festival

Surrounded by the inspirational scenery of Chamonix, the much anticipated Chamonix Yoga Festival from the 6th – 8th July 2018 and 2019 will be welcoming participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the healing power of yoga. Combining the Saraswati, Shiva, Shakti, Ananda teachings of yoga with classroom meditation, unique outdoor class experiences and a dedicated kid-friendly yoga programme, the 3-day event invites participants to cherry pick their yoga classes, as well as attend informative talks and enjoyable evening events. The 6th July begins with opportunities to attend Saraswati yoga classes (which harnesses the power of intuition, creativity and wisdom), alon....................Read More

Off the beaten path - Discover Isola Santa

As you are travelling along the highway that leads you to the coasts of Versilia, you will come across a beautiful small village that seems to be the perfect setting for a Tim Burton movie. Isola Santa is a relic village in the municipality of Careggine, founded in 1208. The village was abandoned due to the construction of a hydroelectric power dam, but was later renovated by the old inhabitants to bring it back to life. Isola Santa is located off the beaten path, a hidden gem, attracting those who find their way there with its untouched beauty. Even though the village was restored to its former glory, it remains almost empty which is the reason for a peaceful silence. Isola Santa is....................Read More

8 free must-have travel apps to make your trip easier

A bit of planning and the use of modern technology can make your vacation or weekend trip relaxing and stress free. Whether you are taking a 3-week vacation or a weekend trip, having the right apps on your phone goes a long way. From planning your trip to deciding where to eat once you have arrived at your destination, there are plenty of apps to help you along the way. We have compiled a list of free useful travel apps you shouldn’t travel without. Before you leave on your holiday, make sure you’ve downloaded these on your phone. HopperWhen planning your trip, comparing and finding the most affordable flight is exhausting and costs you a lot of time. Hopper is an award-win....................Read More

5 events not to miss in Lugano in September

5 events not to miss in Lugano in September  Lugano, the perfect mix of a lively city with modern establishments and a beautiful surrounding nature. The city is not only a place to relax by the lake and enjoy the view over an impressive mountain range, but it is also home to a variety of festivals and outdoor activities all year round. Even though summer is ending in Lugano, there are still many events to visit. Here are five events that you shouldn’t miss in Lugano this month.Red Bull Flying Bach (Sept 3)The Red Bull Flying Bach is definitely something you have not seen before and therefore a must-do for everyone who’s in Lugano during this time. See the world champion b-b....................Read More

Forte dei Marmi - not just a pretty beach

Forte Dei Marmi has been a tourist hotspot for the Italian rich and famous since the 18th century. Nowadays it is highly likely to meet some international celebrities and famous football players here. The long beach and the coastal weather have made it a perfect getaway from the city life. No wonder tourists come here to relax. To make the most out of your vacation at this Tuscan town, there are several things that you can do in Forte dei Marmi.The best way to go around Forte Dei Marmi is to rent a bike. Secure bike paths and low traffic allow you to conveniently explore even the small corners of the town. If you want to try something new, go roller skating along the promenade in the evening....................Read More

Lac Blanc - the one hike in Chamonix you cannot miss this summer

Chamonix is most commonly known as a famous winter destination, especially since the first Winter Olympics were held in this charming town in 1924. But summer is also a season you should not miss in Chamonix. There are several exciting activities to explore the city and its surroundings during this time of the yearSummer is the perfect time to visit Chamonix if you like hiking and want to go on some great walks in the alps. There are many paths to choose from which take you to different parts of Mont Blanc. One of the most popular walks you should definitely not miss here is the Lac Blanc Walk.Lac Blanc is an alpine lake located at a height of 2,352m and gives you amazing panoramic ....................Read More

Explore the beauty of Lake Garda with these five daytrips

Lake Garda has countless tiny villages placed beautifully along its banks which leave no doubt why several poets, musicians and artists have been falling in love with its charm for centuries now. Besides the main towns of Desenzano, Sirmione and Riva, Lake Garda offers many small, but delightful towns, which can be discovered in less than a day. If you have a few days to spare during your trip to this enchanting lake make sure to plan some daytrips to the following towns that preserve the history and culture surrounding the lake:Torri del BenacoThe small town of Torri del Benaco is a picturesque destination known for its lovely harbour and colourful fishing boats. Rich in art, cultur....................Read More

5 medieval buildings to visit in Bellagio

The charm of the Italian town of Bellagio is not just because of its unique location on Lake Como but also because of its rich history of human settlement, which predates the Roman period. The town houses a number of villas, churches and other buildings which tell the tale of the medieval times. If you are planning to visit these medieval buildings, we have here a list of buildings that you must visit. Villa Melzi D'ErilThis villa was built in 1808 by Duke Francesco Melzi d'Eril who was the assistant and a friend of General Napoleon and is one of the perfect examples of neoclassical architecture during the 19th century. It is called the Villa Gallarati Scotti today as it is owned by Cou....................Read More

A day in the lovely village of Laglio

Located between Mount Colmegnone and Lake Como, the small village of Laglio is a picture postcard manifestation of everything that Italy has to offer. With limestone mountains covered in forests, pastel coloured villas, and white swans on the lake, Laglio has always provided a romantic backdrop that has attracted tourists for a long time. One of the other reasons why Laglio came to the limelight is because of famous actor George Clooney. Clooney owns a residence in this beautiful town and often spends his summers here. Interestingly, there is quite a bit more to do at this enchanting village beside staring at George’s villa in the hopes of catching a glimpse of him. Laglio is an ideal plac....................Read More

Destination in focus: Sirmione

Lake Garda is said to have charmed poets and authors for centuries and that is reflected in their work. Sirmione which happens to be one of the significant towns on Lake Garda, had charmed the Roman historian Catullus, who had given the town the name “the pearl of the islands and peninsulas”. Located on the southern bank of the lake, it is frequented by tourists because of its medieval vibes. With historic castles, villas and cobbled streets, this town can easily take you back in time. But Sirmione’s charm isn’t just restricted to its rich history. It sets the mood for a perfect getaway with its long, warm beaches and waterfront cafes. We list out a few reasons why Sirmione should be....................Read More

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