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6580 St Anton am Arlberg, Austria
The Alps are home to a wealth of backcountry skiing so it takes a special resort to claim it has the finest off-piste terrain. St. Anton, however, does. The Austrian resort may be known for attracting advanced skiers and no-holds-barred partiers...
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Unterer Mooserweg 2, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
You’ll never truly understand the joy of après ski until you’ve partied in Europe—especially at MooserWirt in St. Anton. Rumored to sell more beer per square foot than any other bar in Austria, MooserWirt epitomizes the...
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6580 St Anton am Arlberg, Austria
Who says sledding is just for kids? In Europe, rodeling (their term for sledding) is almost more fun when you're an adult. No matter how good the powder, a highlight of my annual European ski trip is always our dinner rodel adventures. One of the...
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St. Christoph 18, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
Located in St. Anton, Hospiz Alm appeals to those with a penchant for sumptuous steaks and the world’s finest wines. The internationally lauded restaurant offers an authentic Austrian dining experience (the wait staff dons traditional dress)...
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St. Christoph 1, 6580 Sankt Christoph am Arlberg, Austria
This 14th century refuge turned luxury hotel charms its guests with a modern, yet decidedly elegant atmosphere and signature Tyrolean hospitality. In its old days, the complex would offer a warm, safe place to sleep after crossing the dangerous...
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Oststraße 34, 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany
At the kitschy Schnappmuseum, you’ll find a flavor of the fruity spirit for everyone on your list. This appeared in the August/September 2014 issue.
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Tannberg 629, 6764 Lech, Austria
I've heard of drinking games that involve cards, dice, and quarters. But a hammer and nails? Now that didn't seem safe. Yet here I was in the back corner of Lech's buzzy apres ski bar, Schneggarei, learning a game the locals call Nails or...
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Omesberg 331, 6764 Lech, Austria
Located in Austria’s Arlberg region just five minutes from the slopes, the village of Lech seems to stand still in time, and hotel Kristiania Lech offers a glimpse of the past. Founded by 1952 Oslo Winter Olympic Slalom gold medalist Othmar...
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Omesberg 8, 6764 Lech, Austria
Book well in advance if you want to dine at Hûs Nr. 8. The cozy wooden house is about 300 years old and has been restored to its original condition. The restaurant sits right on the main street in Lech near the Filomena market. Locals and visitors...
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Lech, Austria
The Lech Zürs am Arlberg region of Austria is often referred to as the "cradle of Alpine skiing." The best way to explore the famed mountain terrain is to ski the legendary White Ring. This 14-mile circuit connects the mountain villages of Lech,...
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Tannberg 185, 6764 Lech, Austria
Lunch is a serious affair on the ski slopes in Europe. Don't expect some grab-and-go bite to tide you over. Be prepared to make a reservation for a table and sit down to a proper meal (and by proper we mean paired with good wine). Rud-Alpe is one...
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Oberlech 279, 6764 Lech, Austria
What do you get when you stay in a chalet that costs about $370,000 a week? Truly anything you could possibly imagine. Chalet N sits in the tiny village of Oberlech, overlooking the slopes of Lech. Owned by Renee Benko, a wealthy young Austrian,...
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Biltmore Estate Dr, North Carolina, USA

A self-guided tour of the Vanderbilt family’s 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, North Carolina, takes you through gardens bursting with roses and azaleas, and past pools filled with koi and pineapple-scented water lilies. The centerpiece is...

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Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC, USA
There's so much good live music in Asheville that the bars can't contain it - I've never been somewhere with such a high quality of street busking (even better than its homophonous sister town, Nashville). Most nights of the week and certainly on...
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757 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
The cinnamon buns are legendary, made with the same local organic flour the bakery uses in its pizza dough. The breads, such as spinach-feta and flax-almond, change daily, with vegan and gluten-free varieties on offer. Grilled cheese sandwiches...
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100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
On a road trip to Grandma's house (my kids' Grandma, that is) this summer, we stopped for a couple of hours at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. Having only ever seen bonsai trees in the Karate Kid movies, I was impressed by the trees on...
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51 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

Opening in August, Starwood’s new Asheville property is a high-tech option in bluegrass country. Amenities include a 24-hour snack pantry, a gym, and a big-screen-appointed lobby. When you’re not exploring the neighborhood art scene, lounge around...