If you are looking for an alternative European skiing destination, Bansko is the perfect place to visit. Not only is it one of Eastern Europe’s premier ski resorts, it is also a great town to explore. Bansko has a rich history, lots of traditional Bulgarian restaurants and a selection of spas to help you relax after a day on the slopes.
Bansko has something for everyone and you don’t need to be a winter sports enthusiast to enjoy your time here. The service and experiences available to you rival those of the more popular Alpine destinations. Read our guide below on how to make the most of your time visiting this delightful town.
Due to the spectacular mountains of the Pirin ...
There are lots of travellers who adore the snowy landscapes and extreme sports that the winter brings, however there are plenty of others that want to escape the freezing temperatures with a trip to a destination full of long days, high temperatures and everything else great about summer.
Enjoying an increase in tourism following the improvement in relations with the US, the Caribbean island of Cuba has much to offer winter travellers. Alongside the lively culture, beautiful Hispanic architecture and delicious cuisine of the capital Havana, there is much to be found in the way of beaches, scuba diving hotspots and tours through the nation's leafy interior. Stay in the heart of ...
While some travellers prefer to just dip their toes in a country's culture, others prefer to dive in head first – and for these people, nothing presents a greater opportunity to immerse themselves than that of a festival.
Across the globe this February, there is an entire world of festivals taking place. And as various nations celebrate their unique traditions in a multitude of ways, there has never been a better time to see the world through the eyes of another culture.
Looking to enjoy one of the last great Pagan celebrations and fill up on delicious Russian pancakes at the same time? It is probably worth heading to Moscow this February and enjoying this year's Maslenitsa ...
If you are planning on hitting the slopes for the first time this ski season, it is a good idea to prepare yourself for the trip. There will be plenty of beautiful mountain scenery and a lot of après-ski fun to look forward to while you are away, but to make sure you are well prepared for a graceful decent off the piste, have a read through our top tips for first time skiers.
With winter sports, there is more than just your itinerary to prepare before you go. Skiing requires a certain level of fitness, so a little while before you go, make sure you strengthen your legs. As a beginner, you will spend a lot of time with your knees bent and your skis in a pointing position, so ...
Ski season is here, and across the globe, people are heading to the slopes for a lot of fun, with a bit of relaxation added in there for good measure. Our continents are blessed with some incredible mountains that are just waiting to be discovered, but after the French and Austrian Alps, and the Rockies, where else in the world will you find top skiing conditions?
Here, we take a look at some of the lesser-known skiing destinations - perhaps they will inspire you for next season.
Germany is often the first place people think of when planning a city break around Christmas time, but the neighbouring countries of France and Austria are usually the chosen destinations for ski holidays ...
It is the most wonderful time of the year, and here at Kempinski, we are ready to make your festive season a little more magical. From Alpine resorts to deserts, we have got plenty of Christmas fun taking place in all corners of the globe this winter.
For a little snapshot as to what we mean, take a look at the offerings within just a few of our hotels below. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol
Sitting within Kitzbuehel, Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol hides among the Austrian Alps, making it the ideal Christmas spot for anyone that enjoys spending time near - or on - the slopes. Offering several impressive restaurants and the Das Tirol Ultimate Spa - perfect for warming up ...
When the weather in most parts of the world turns darker and colder during winter, it certainly does not dampen our spirits. This season is the most widely celebrated - and from Christmas to New Year's Eve, we definitely know how to party in style!
Yet across the world, we all celebrate in very different ways. From Germany to the Seychelles, the festive season can look radically different depending on where you are celebrating. Here we have a quick run-down of some brilliant holiday traditions you could encounter if you hop on a jet this season.
Germany is home to what many consider to be the most classic of European holiday traditions. Christmas carols, shared meals and Santa ...
From fireworks and champagne to all-night parties, bringing in the New Year is something that we do brilliantly across the globe. Over the years, traditions have evolved, but one thing remains constant - New Year's Eve is always a celebration that we look back on throughout the year!
More so than any other festivity on the calendar, New Year's Eve can be a glamorous affair - so why not step a little further afield for your future celebrations? Here, we have compiled the top five New Year's Eve destinations that you might not have considered…yet!
If you are searching for extravagance, you will find it in abundance in Dubai. Known for record-breaking fireworks displays amid its ...
Whether you are heading to the snowy mountains or windy coastlines this season, there is no escaping the fact that packing for a trip during the winter is quite difficult. Suddenly, the luggage that suited your needs well for your summer holiday is no longer big enough as you struggle to squeeze in all those jumpers!
Travelling during the winter months means that you have to consider coats, jumpers, footwear and fluffy socks, and successfully packing all those chunky items is most certainly a difficult skill to master.
Here, we have some tips to make that suitcase a little more manageable before you jet off on your winter vacation. We hope they help - and let us know if you have any more ...