Switzerland’s Surprising Celebrity Residents

With its well-publicized tax breaks for wealthy immigrants, idyllic scenery and notable lack of paparazzi, it’s no surprise that so many A-listers have swapped the Hollywood Hills for the Swiss Alps. Today everyone from Swedish Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad to German tennis star Boris Becker and Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova call Switzerland home, and that’s not even mentioning the European Royals who frequent Switzerland’s glitzy ski resorts.

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January 30, 2015 by
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Skiing from Geneva

Both the French and Swiss Alps make popular choices for a European skiing vacation and Geneva’s strategic location makes it the ideal basecamp for hitting the slopes on both sides of the border. Whether you want to visit top resorts like Chamonix or explore miles of off-piste ski routes, skiing from Geneva is an easy choice for a day or multi-day trip.

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January 23, 2015 by
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4 Reasons to Visit Zermatt

Zermatt, Switzerland

With its dramatic alpine backdrop, car-free streets and celebrity-owned chalets, Zermatt has long been renowned as one of Switzerland’s glitziest (and priciest) ski resorts, offering access to some of the country’s most famous peaks. A ski break beneath the Matterhorn might put a dent in your bank account, but the tranquil mountain village is definitely worth the hype and there are plenty of great reasons to visit Zermatt.

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January 16, 2015 by
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Winter Fun for Kids in Lucerne

There are plenty of options for skiing from Geneva

From visiting Santa’s mountaintop grotto in Montreux to touring a chocolate factory in Zurich or riding the spectacular Glacier Express train; Switzerland is a magical place to spend a family Christmas and if you’re spending the holidays in the central lakelands, there’s plenty of winter fun for kids in Lucerne too.

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January 9, 2015 by
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5 Reasons to Visit Zermatt Any Time of the Year

Matterhorn

Visitors to Zermatt, Switzerland, can enjoy a myriad of outdoors activities such as hiking and skiing as well as diverse culinary options.

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January 2, 2015 by
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Christmas Lights in Basel

Christmas Lights in Basel

Home to the world’s largest manufacturer of handmade Christmas decorations and famously hosting Europe’s longest street of holiday illuminations, the annual displays of Christmas lights in Basel are always show-stopping and offer a dazzling backdrop to the festive season.

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December 19, 2014 by
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