Looking for somewhere genuinely magical and off the beaten path to get in your pre-Christmas sojourn? Well, we’ve certainly been busy, busy beavers over the last few months and we think we’ve got some top tips for you in the guides we’ve created for Travel Top 6.
Culture vultures and lovers of Baroque splendour should definitely definitely take a look at our at-your-fingertips guide to Olomouc, the neglected jewel of the Czech Baroque that’s dripping in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Thoughtful Christmas gifts—or the more traditional sort in the annual Christmas Market—and a languid winter break amidst some of Central Europe’s most important heritage. What’s not to love?
But if snow-covered nature and the adrenaline-pumping thrills of the ski slopes are more your thing, best to head to Ústí nad Labem. There are plenty of places to savour contemporary Czech cuisine or enjoy shopping with modernist architectural benefits in this university town. But it’s also within easy reach of the Krušné Hory Mountains that provide some of the best skiing and snowboarding opportunities in Europe without the flash-mob-on-snow issues of the better known resorts.
On the other side of the Atlantic, you’ll find a winter Prince Edward Island still bustling with the ever-popular spectre of Anne of Green Gables, despite the winter squalls. Our guide for Travel Top 6 is meant for ease-of-use on your smartphone; to let you find the top smart places to eat or discover the region’s best craft brews on a cold winter night, among other things. Just as with the path-less-travelled over in Central Quebec we have helped the seriously competitive find their way to one of the best ski marathons in Canada or to lose themselves in the romance of a month of darkness with unexpected illuminations appearing out of night’s black. Nor do we let you down on the best places to eat or to find plenty of bonhomie Quebecois-style on a winter’s night out in the region.
At PROJECTile, we’re all about less obvious luxury. And that includes the places where “living like a local” in style is a path that has far less footprints in the snow.