Austria

By Everett Potter It’s a rare treat when you can stay in the boyhood home of one of the greatest figures in the world of alpine skiing. That’s what’s on offer in Haus Hannes Schneider, the childhood home of Hannes Schneider, the “father of modern skiing” … continue reading  

By William Triplett In some ways, “The Sound of Music” did a disservice to Salzburg. Yes, the movie was shot on location and was faithful to the surrounding hills, which are extraordinarily beautiful and very much alive with, well, you know. But there’s so much more to this special city,

By Everett Potter Why on earth would anyone fly across the Atlantic in midwinter to ski in Europe when the Rockies await, closer than the Alps and covered with snow? The simple reason is that a European ski trip offers the opportunity to ski where the sport was born, in

By Everett Potter Images courtesy of Kitzbühel Museum The Austrian ski town of Kitzbühel may be best known in skiing circles for challenges like the men’s World Cup downhill on the Hahnenkamm, one of the most dramatic courses in the sport. But those two minutes aside, it also happens to be

by Bobbie Leigh Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart changed the world. He still “owns”  the Austrian city of  Salzburg where he was born, lived, and performed.  Mozart Week  in January as well as the Salzburg Festival  are  like Wagner’s  Bayreuth, a must on any music lover’s  list.   The  Hollywood film, “Sound of

By Richard West After 27 years as a traveling writer I have concluded that the best way to experience a country–its landscapes, history, cuisine, quirks, people, glimpses of daily life– is via foot, drumming the place into the brain pan on a walking holiday. No one plans and executes it

Vienna is a city on the move, experiencing rapid growth in tourism, and for good reasons. Now it has a new flagship luxury hotel that immediately leapfrogs most of the competition, thanks to an unparalleled location coupled with first-rate rooms and service. It’s the new Park Hyatt property, in a

We’re thrilled to be giving away the Czech Republic & Austria Bike Tour, a six-day ride from Prague to Vienna Along the Danube, with Backroads, the World’s #1 Active Travel Company, and Adventure Collection. This six-day trip starts in captivating Prague, with its glorious architecture, music and cafés. Then you