Lugano: the deliciously Italian flavoured slice of Switzerland

Most travellers are familiar with Switzerland’s German and French speaking capitals, but there is a third, equally intriguing language region that combines traditional Swiss elegance with an unmistakably Mediterranean flair.

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World’s 10 richest countries: Australians are wealthiest by far

Which countries have the world’s wealthiest regular citizens? The UK comes a respectable 4th, while a certain sunburnt country sits at #1… by quite a long way.

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5 unique cities you should visit in 2015 for five special reasons

Where to go in 2015? Put these cities on your travel bucketlist because next year will be too late.

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Zug, the hidden jewel of Switzerland’s lakes

Idyllically located on Lake Zugersee between its two more illustrious neighbours, Lucerne and Zurich, Zug has more to offer than people like me perhaps initially thought.

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Celebrating Australia Day in Switzerland

AUSTRALIA DAY | We may have not had the temperatures, the beaches or the cool beers but in freezing Switzerland a piping hot fondue and a few bottles of Barossa reminded us of home and memories.

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An Australia Day by any other name….

Australia Day is not just a day that can be celebrated by Australians, in Australia. As CHARLIE INGLEFIELD discovers, it’s about sharing memories and stories with mates, wherever you might be.

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Photo of the Week: Matterhorn magic

A late summer evening in created the perfect conditions for this amazing shot of one of the highest peaks in the Alps, the Matterhorn.

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Do I feel more Aussie since leaving Australia? – A Pom’s view

Being a Pom, you might think it a bit strange that I should be feeling more or less Australian since relocating to Switzerland from Sydney 18 months ago.

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Europe — There for the travel and the friends

Why do a tour of Europe rather than independent travel? Sarah Blinco explores the benefits of a guided (yet budget) expedition, and all the unexpected things to fall in love with along the way.

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Sweet, shimmering Switzerland lakes

Leaving the beaches of Sydney in January for the colder climate of neutral Geneva was always going to be a shock to the system, not only in terms of temperature but culture too. Switzerland, in my opinion, is a country which confounds, amazes and frustrates, all in equal measure.

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Get a job on the ski fields of Europe and North America

The only way to enjoy winter is to head off in search of the slopes. Working a season at a snow resort is a great way of skiing or snowboarding and earning!

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Five of the best slopes this ski season

So you wanna hit the snow. But where to go? Here are five of the best for powder and play.

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Top 10 ski resorts

Looking to hit the slopes this winter, but not quite sure where to go? In London has some suggestions.

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Forget the rest — get to the best of the Alps

For most Australians, living in Europe presents the best opportunity they will have to see and ride the soft snow that covers the Alps during winter.

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