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ROMANTIC IGLOO GETAWAY


WHITEPOD ECO-LUXURY 4-STAR HOTEL IN VALAIS by Melanie Goodman   How does the idea of sleeping in an igloo appeal to you? Not for me, thanks, is my first reaction. I like my creature comforts too much and the thought of waking in the night in need of the bathroom and potentially freezing to death, is enough to put me…

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STRESS-FREE CITY BREAK


BUDGET CITY BREAK SWISSTOURS-VOYAGES.CH by Chené Koscielny   COMPETITION: Win a day trip for 2 to Turin (valued at CHF98) on 7th April 2018.  Details at the end of the article.   Fancy a cheap city break from Geneva without baggage restrictions, queues and airport delays? How about spending a leisurely day shopping, sightseeing or skiing in a nearby city…

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8 GREAT RIADS IN MARRAKECH


THE REALM OF THE RIAD – ENJOY A SHORT BREAK IN MARRAKECH   Miserable cold and dank weather in Geneva makes everyone dream of sunnier destinations. So why not book a long weekend away to Marrakech – we select 8 great riads to choose from, courtesy of Sarah Scaddan, Travel Planner at www.inspiremytravel.com.   A GREAT CHOICE FOR A LONG WEEKEND…

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TOP 6 THINGS TO DO IN BARCELONA (with kids)


BARCELONA IS THE BEST (11-YEAR-OLD) by Sylvie Wainwright    Sylvie Wainwright who lives in Geneva, explains why Barcelona is the coolest place – even if you have to take your parents. But steer clear of the tapas! Yuk.   SYLVIE (11)  I loved Barcelona for so many reasons, if I told you all of them I’d be writing this forever so…

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DREAMING OF YOUR NEXT GET-AWAY?


FINC-ING OF A HOLIDAY TO MALLORCA? by Sarah Scaddan   With Christmas and New Year well behind us and no end in sight to those dull and dreary winter days, we start dreaming of our next escape – in search of some sun. Over the next few months, with the help of Sarah Scaddan, Travel Planner at www.inspiremytravel.com, we’ll offer…

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POP TO THE ROCKYPOP HOTEL


ROCKYPOP HOTEL GOOD VALUE HOTEL, LES HOUCHES, CHAMONIX  by Sarah Scaddan   Need a reasonably priced and good value hotel in Chamonix? We’ve got it covered. The RockyPop Hotel is a new addition to the Chamonix hospitality scene, positioned on the main road running through Les Houches.  With a bus stop right outside the hotel, it is minutes to the…

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TAKE A HIKE


TOP 3 HIKES NEAR GENEVA – LESS THAN 3 HOURS AWAY  by Chantal from Chantal & Max Experience Agency   (To find out more about Chantal, read our article about Chantal & Max Experience Agency)   I’m one of those people whose New Year’s resolution is always to do more exercise. But running isn’t my cup of tea, you can only…

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TEE’D OFF WITH AUTUMN ALREADY?


A WEEKEND ON THE GOLF COURSE IS JUST WHAT YOU NEED by Sarah Scaddan, Travel Planner at Inspire my Travel   Both the Algarve and Andalucia are pilgrimage destinations for discerning golfers. In the Algarve alone there are 30 golf courses to choose from. With 300 days of sun each year, you are virtually guaranteed good playing conditions. But how about…

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AUGUST ESCAPES


SIX LAST-MINUTE GETAWAYS FROM GENEVA by Sarah Scaddan   Remind me why you didn’t book a summer holiday this year? Were you trying to save a few chfs?  Did you think that summer in Geneva would be holiday enough? I bet that now it is early August, there is a high chance that every part of you is craving a…

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SUPERSIZED IN ANNECY


LILIAN BOURGEAT SCULPTURE EXHIBITION by Vivian Holding Looking for an art exhibition the kids will enjoy too? The new cultural centre of the Haras in Annecy hosts the French artist Lilian Bourgeat’s latest exhibition. Bourgeat’s installation of supersized everyday items aims to amplify reality and change your perception of it – from Wellington boots, a wheelbarrow, a park bench and a light bulb…

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