For quite some time now I’ve been wanting to share my favorite Instagrammers of the moment with you. The ones that inspire me big time! I don’t know about you, but checking my Insta is what I love to do first thing in the morning. Probably just like you, I have favorites in many different categories. Today I start with the ones that definitely know how to capture the beauty of the (snowy) mountains. Why start with these? Because my passion for the mountains is definitely the main reason why I started blogging about mountain travel, life and leisure in the first place! I hope you too will get inspired by this bunch of mountain and snow lovers. Enjoy!
Our ride from hotspot Sölden to the chic spa resort of Bad Hofgastein was beautiful. The scenery changed gradually from the high peaks of Tyrol to the predominantly rolling Salzburgerland landscape. This was going to be another 48 hours in a very different setting and vibe, but with one consistent feature in both resorts: fresh snow!
It’s your first time in hotspot ski-resort Sölden and you only have 48 hours to explore it. What should you definitely do and where should you go, to get the best first impression of this very versatile ski resort? A couple of weeks ago I was there. It inspired me to write down this checklist. A list that will guide you along the finest spots Sölden has to offer. According to me, obviously..
The drive to 4 star superior hotel DAS.GOLDBERG in Bad Hofgastein was a lovely one. Heavy snowfall had created this amazing scenery. The climb all the way up to the hotel was quite challenging, but was definitely worth it. When I walked into the hotel, the first thing that struck me was the lovely smell of fresh, roasted coffee. A good sign, instantly felt the cozyness and hospitality.
It doesn’t happen everyday that I get to stay in a real castle that goes back to 1150. You can imagine how excited I was. We were heading there by car and saw it looming in the distance. This beautiful, white Schloss on top of the hill, overlooking the valley of Mittersill. It had been snowing the whole day and created this fairytale picture perfect!
The ice Q restaurant in Sölden! Never heard of it? That’s almost impossible. If you’ve seen the latest Bond film SPECTRE – like millions of us around the globe – you must have seen it. Not in its actual restaurant setting though, but as a futurist hospital where villain Christoph Waltz pursues his devilish plans. I had to see this cool spot with my own eyes and walk in 007’s footsteps. When I recently visited Sölden I took the opportunity to go there at 3.048m. above sea level. Let me tell you the 5 reasons why you should visit the ice Q too!
There is always much to derive from the check-in experience in a hotel. My expectations were high this time. I had already heard a lot about Das Central and I was wondering how it would be to spend 2 nights in this top notch hotel, the only 5 star house in Sölden.
Running around like crazy to arrange all the Christmas gifts for the Holidays? I know the feeling, it’s by far the busiest time of the year. Finding that special gift for your sweetheart can be very nerve wracking. Earlier I shared tips on where to spend your Christmas with loved ones, followed by my wishlist to Santa, part I. Now it’s time to share part II. Here’s my top 10. Hopefully it will inspire you!
To me one of the best parts of being on the slopes is, that joyful moment when you kick off your ski’s to go for lunch. I love these endless lunches, high up in the mountains, preferably sitting outside in the winter sun. It may sound a bit crazy, but the level of cuisine and service on the slopes is definitely something I keep in mind, when deciding where to go for a ski trip. Don’t settle for uninspired, soulless, self-service restaurants. It takes away so much of that lovely, traditional ski-vibe. Make sure to enjoy it to the fullest and choose the ones, where they waiter your table in Tracht and serve delicious homemade dishes, mostly based on family recipes. That’s the way you want it to be. Agree? Check the ones on my list, for sure they will give you that typical Austrian feeling!
Holiday season is coming up pretty soon. The most wonderful time of the year! Are you starting to get nervous already? Writing down checklists on where to go, what to give and wish for? Relax….breath in – breath out. In this post I may be of help. Let me show you my list with Classy Mountain Lifestyle Fashion items, to either give or wish for these Holidays. Get inspired!