Nira Alpina, a Design Hotel near St Moritz – Hotel Review

Arriving at the St. Moritz station, I was able to arrange for a pick-up from the hotel. Normally guests should request a pick up with their train arrival information by e-mail though for some reason, I had forgotten to do until the day before my train journey and by then the hotel did not seem…

Onboard the Bernina Express from Chur to St. Moritz

Chur is a beautiful alpine town with a nice old town that is easy to walk around in. Walking to the old town takes about 15 minutes from the railway station and that makes it very accessible. As one of the oldest if not the oldest town in Switzerland, it embodies the mountain spirit that…

ABC Swiss Quality Hotel Chur in Switzerland

Heading to my next ski destination for this trip, I decided to break it up to allow a day of rest and do a bit of sightseeing. Chur ended up being my choice of town for transit as it is in between the 2 ski resorts I was visiting, and it is a relatively larger…

Best of leisure skiing at Lech and Zürs in the Arlberg

To introduce readers about Lech and Zürs, these are 2 separate village/towns located in the Vorarlberg region. However combined with St. Anton, Stuben and St. Christoph they form Ski Arlberg, one of the largest ski areas in Austria and Europe. Though essentially one huge ski area, Lech and Zürs are different enough and quite a…

Fly through Fiji for cheap flights to New Zealand

Think flying a low cost carrier is the cheapest way to get to somewhere? Then maybe it is time to re-think again. With several smaller airlines like Xiamen Airlines buying new planes, there are definitely cheaper ways to travel with free baggage and inflight food and services. Fiji Airways based out of Nadi Airport in…

Hotel Zhero Ischgl, a Design Hotels in Austria – Hotel Review

Many of the best ski resorts in Europe does not exactly have lodging that are parts of a hotel chain. As someone who tends to stay at SPG properties, there is the ultra-expensive W Verbier that comes to mind. Thus I was glad that SPG’s collaboration with Design Hotels meant more ski resort properties to…