How to find luxury for less in glamorous Courchevel

How to find luxury for less in glamorous Courchevel

More, more, more. It’s all about largesse in France’s Trois Vallées, the linked ski area whose 600km of pistes and 160 lifts are celebrated as the world’s biggest. At Ecrin Blanc, Courchevel’s new hotel, the same generous proportions are in full effect. Perched piste-side in Moriond, aka 1650, the second highest of the resort’s six […]
the Mediterranean’s last untouched treasure

the Mediterranean’s last untouched treasure

Nestled in a bay 40 miles west of Algiers lie the Roman ruins of Tipaza. First a Punic trading town, then a Roman and Byzantine outpost, it was sacked by the Umayyads in the seventh century and has gathered dust for the last 1,300 years. As I walk down the Cardo...
Major Italian ski resorts closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Major Italian ski resorts closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus

The majority of Italy’s largest ski resorts have closed and will not reopen this season as the Italian government introduces strict measures to control the spread of coronavirus. The president of the Aosta Valley region announced on Sunday that as of March 9 all ski...