Family Vacations

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How to Save Money on a Family Ski Trip

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A skiing trip with children ages 2 and older in tow isn’t a cheap way to holiday, which can seem off-putting. But it doesn’t have to be such a headache. Family ski trips can be tons of fun and create wonderful memories that last a lifetime. And there are quite a few things you can do to make the budget stretch that little bit more…
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Skiing With Kids – All You Need To Know

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Hello, kids, goodbye, skiing? Please, don’t give up—skiing can be an enriching experience for both kids and adults! A family ski holiday is one of the most satisfying, fun and memorable ways to spend time together. It’s great to share the mountains and the snow you love with the people you love. However, planning a family ski trip can feel overwhelming. At what age can kids start skiing? How...
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The six theme parks of the SkiWelt

Forget about ducks in sailor suits and red bow ties, mice with bright red shorts and big yellow shoes, and cities made from plastic building bricks. In the SkiWelt you can make water jump out of a huge copper bowl, sail on a snowmaking lake, meet a witch, measure your jumping skills against a kangaroo, and learn how to cook dumplings.
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A Farmstay in East Tirol

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East Tirol. Christian, my husband, has been backcountry skiing and ski touring in Villgratental Valley several times. Every time he returned home, he was totally enthralled by the experience. Not only because of the varied backcountry terrain; he also liked the remote valleys and the pristine wilderness in this area on the border to South Tyrol. East Tirol is where Austria and Italy collide. There...
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“I can’t go any further!” How to Persuade Kids to Enjoy Hiking

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Love hiking? Got kids? So what could be better than a morning spent trucking down the trails? Not much…until the whining starts: “I can’t go any further!” “My feet are hurting!” Little legs tire, tummies rumble, kids start to grumble. When they reach that point in a hike where one of them starts to whine …

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Get in the Swim: The 7 Best Swimming Spots for Families in Tirol

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Naturally, Tirol’s summer season is a beacon to travelers who love the great outdoors, with hundreds of miles of hiking trails and mountain bike routes and – what I like best – worthwhile attractions up on the mountains and down in the valleys. However, there’s no summer memory better than those spent “at the lake.” Fortunately, there are many places to dip more than a toe into the...
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