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Ski Book: Sleep in style

Ski Book: Sleep in style

Never underestimate the sheer luxury on offer in the mountains. Catherine Murphy takes a tour of some of the best-appointed properties in the Alps

Give ’em enough slope

Give ’em enough slope

Elaine Prendeville presents a primer to the best resorts, handiest accoutrements and most stylish skiwear on offer this winter

Ski Book: Absolute beginners

Ski Book: Absolute beginners

Yet to go on a ski holiday? Try these 12 expert tips for skiing newbies, and tick off a ski trip packing checklist

Ski Book: Planes, trains and snowmobiles on a Grand Swiss Tour

Ski Book: Planes, trains and snowmobiles on a Grand Swiss Tour

Stunning mountain views, a sleek rail system and top-class hotels make a ski trip around Switzerland a must

Ski Book: Explore virgin territories

Ski Book: Explore virgin territories

Catherine Murphy brings you the best of what’s new on the slopes and in the resorts this winter

Ski Book: Six shots of culture

Ski Book: Six shots of culture

Many famous ski resorts are built in places with rich histories and culture that are well worth taking time to explore

Ski Book: Caps and caves at Canadian getaway

Ski Book: Caps and caves at Canadian getaway

The Vancouver resort of Whistler offers luxury spas, world-class slopes and culinary adventures

Ski Book: Ski Sourcebook

Ski Book: Ski Sourcebook

Your guide to ski tour operators in Ireland and Britain

It’s Faroe game for tourists

It’s Faroe game for tourists

This remote island nation’s natural beauty and quaint charm is still something of a well-kept secret - but not for long, writes Joseph O’Connor

Eastern Europe’s hidden gem

Eastern Europe’s hidden gem

Its neighbour and sometime nemesis Croatia might have all the beaches and sunshine, but Serbia and its beguiling capital Belgrade have plenty of mystique and charm of their own, writes Isabel Conway

A beach resort for grown-ups

A beach resort for grown-ups

The Costa Brava town of Tossa de Mar offers plenty of history, great food and a warm welcome

Take a break in Budapest

Take a break in Budapest

It may be home to one of the most complicated languages in the world, but the Hungarian capital is straightforward fun, writes Stephen Bourke

A Greek chorus of delight

A Greek chorus of delight

The Ionian island of Zakynthos offers idyllic coastlines, a wonderfully relaxed ambience and a wealth of history, although it’s not all paradise, writes Isabel Conway

The life aquatic

The life aquatic

Ciara Whooley and Irial Kennedy are just like any other couple, except that they live on the open sea. They have just completed a journey around Europe and across the Atlantic on Irial’s father’s boat - and here they tell us about their journey

A hymn to Zim

A hymn to Zim

Look beyond Zimbabwe’s political strife and you’ll find a sumptuous feast for the senses gracefully provided by its residents - human and animal alike, writes Jillian Bolger