Zermatt, Switzerland: Top Things To Do For Non-Skiers

Zermatt’s relaxing spas, top restaurants, stunning views and great activities mean there are plenty of great things to do for non-skiers who fancy a winter holiday in Switzerland.  

A few weeks ago, I headed over to Switzerland with Jet2. From Geneva, we travelled up to Zermatt – Europe’s highest ski resort. Not only is it a stunning snowy village, it also sits in the shadow of one of the world’s most photographed mountains – the Matterhorn. Yes this is the famous mountain that inspired both the triangular shape and the logo for Toblerone!

Skiers in front of the Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland
Skiers in front of the Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

With 200km of pistes, plus a chance to ski from Italy to Switzerland (yes, the border is right there), it’s no wonder Zermatt is one of the most popular ski resorts in Europe.

While the region boasts some of the most scenic skiing around, what should you do if you weren’t born zipping down the slopes? What if you’re more of a bambi on ice than a pro? Is it possible to go on a ski trip and not ski… but still have a great time?

Snowball fight in Zermatt, Switzerland
Snowball fight in Zermatt, Switzerland

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Awesome Travel Giveaway

Get ready for your next adventures with this awesome giveaway, including one of the best wireless speakers around plus eye-catching summery flip-flops!

Have you started planning your summer holidays yet? When days are short and temperatures barely above freezing, it’s usually the time we Google sunny destinations and dream about beaches.

Well to get you in the mood, it’s time for my next big giveaway – and it’s guaranteed to brighten up these grey old days.

How do you fancy winning these travel goodies?
How do you fancy winning these travel goodies?

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Travel State Of Mind

Is there such a thing as a travel state of mind? Do you feel happier when you travel? Are you more adventurous? Confident? And if so… do you prefer your traveller self?

It’s now two and a half years since I left full-time employment. Wow, that went fast! Since then I’ve spent my life jet setting, as I worked hard to turn my passion for travel into a full-time job. From hiking volcanoes in Indonesia and sailing around Croatia, to eating my way around Barcelona and exploring Chile’s Atacama Desert… it’s been one serious adventure!

Photographing the lagoons near El Tatio, Chile
Photographing the lagoons near El Tatio Atacama, Chile (Photo: @BackpackerMacca)
Piaynemo, Raja Ampat
Piaynemo, Raja Ampat

I’ve written before about how this travel blog came about and why I love travelling… I even blogged a few weeks ago about how I try to keep travel fresh and exciting when it’s such a regular part of my life. This blog is just part of my unconventional career, as I’m often busy working on travel content for the likes of Metro, Lonely Planet and Skyscanner. Continue reading Travel State Of Mind

Barcelona’s Top New Restaurants For 2017

Barcelona’s top new restaurants for 2017 include three-Michelin-starred dining, a culinary amusement park and an eatery by one of the world’s most famous footballers.

Recently I wrote about the top food experiences worth travelling the world for. Topping that list was a restaurant called Disfrutar in Barcelona – a place where I believe I’ve eaten two of the best meals of my life! But does it face competition? New restaurants are popping up in the city all the time. With plenty of great new openings for 2017, perhaps it’s time I returned to eat my way around the city!

So whether you’re looking for high-end gourmet creations, a casual bite to eat, or something a little bit quirky, here are Barcelona’s top new restaurants for 2017. Continue reading Barcelona’s Top New Restaurants For 2017

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