Art and Beyond in BASEL

Kristina Foster discovers what makes Basel such a magnet for art lovers and cultural connoisseurs.  Basel is Switzerland's brainy city of culture and design. Densely packed with art and history, there are almost 40 museums scattered across the timeworn town; the highest number of museums per capita in the world. In addition to quantity, Basel picks up its arty reputation by glamorously … [Read more...]

HOTEL BUZZ: Swiss Modernism on Lake Geneva

The new Hotel Lavaux introduces a modern edge to the UNESCO listed Lavaux Vineyards on Lake Geneva. Since opening its doors in July 2012, Lake Geneva region’s latest property, Hotel Lavaux, is proving a hit with local and international visitors. Located in the heart of the UNESCO heritage site of the Lavaux vineyards and facing the striking Swiss Alps, this modern hotel is in the shape of a … [Read more...]

Summer Hotlist: Our Favorite Seasonal Travel Deals

From big city cultural events to island getaways, wandermelon’s shortlist of travel ideas perfect for last-minute 4th of July escapes and summer sojourns. Now that Memorial Day and the Summer Solstice have made it official, everyone is thinking summer travel, including the editors at wandermelon. Here’s our shortlist to spark ideas and fuel your inspired travels. Happy Summer! Last-Minute … [Read more...]

Europe’s Ultimate Ski Chalets

If you are headed to the slopes in Europe this holiday season and looking for something special, check out the The Luxury Chalet Collection 2011 – an exclusive portfolio representing 20 of the finest chalets, set in the most desirable destinations in the Alps. Created by The Oxford Ski Company, the new collection is an indispensable guide for a truly luxurious winter holiday experience in your own … [Read more...]

Switzerland Blooms With Natural Wonders

Spring is in the air in Switzerland, and there is no better time to explore the country’s wealth of natural delights. If you’re lucky enough to be walking through one of Switzerland’s nature parks this time of year, you could be forgiven for getting carried away by spring fever and humming a tune from the iconic film, The Sound of Music. The hills are definitely alive here, brimming with … [Read more...]

Peak Experience: Ballooning the Swiss Alps

Tired of fighting the snowboarders on the slopes? Why not take to the air? From the 23rd - 31st January 2010, Château-d’Oex will host the annual International Balloon Festival. With its exceptional micro-climate, this alpine capital of ballooning will welcome about 80 balloons in various shapes and sizes from 20 different countries in a spectacular display of color set against the pristine white … [Read more...]