the Alps

Reaping the whirlwind of climate change

11 November 2017 9:00 am

I spent part of the summer sailing around Ithaca and the Ionian Sea. It was a good reminder of how…

Hints of The Shining in Daniel Kehlmann’s haunting novella

22 July 2017 9:00 am

A screenwriter sits in a lovely rented house somewhere up an Alp in early December. The air is clear, the…

Slow Train to Switzerland, by Diccon Bewes - review

9 November 2013 9:00 am

In 1863, the pioneering travel agent Thomas Cook took a group of British tourists on the first package holiday to…