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Antarctica: who actually owns it and what can you do there?

Sandy beaches, coral reefs and swaying palms are the attributes most commonly associated with Australian islands, but those landing upon the shores of the country’s newly christened islets are more likely to see penguins than palm trees.<p>That’s because Crocodile Island, Rhino Island and Uranus …

The world's 19 most staggeringly beautiful mountains

Swiss education system judged best in the world

Switzerland has the best education system in the world, according to the Swiss-based World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Human Capital Report 2016. …

Education

12 Must-Do Experiences in Zurich

Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and there are plenty of must-do experiences that will make a trip here unforgettable. Ride the Polybahn …

European Travel

Harley heaven - a grand tour of Switzerland on two wheels

Switzerland – the trains run like clockwork, and the tracks wind up virtually every valley, even to the top of some of the highest Alpine peaks. It’s a rail enthusiast’s paradise. The carriages on the most scenic lines have special panoramic windows so that you can look up at those incredible …

Get to know Zurich’s quirky and vibrant new district

<i>Stylist</i> contributor Daisy Buchanan checks into a hip new Swiss hotel and explores the lively district of Zurich West<p>It’s a Saturday night in Zurich …

A weekend break in Zurich

Why go now?<p>This small city has been creating a buzz with the transformation of the industrial district of Zurich-West into a vibrant, cultural corner, including the opening in February of Europe’s first physical and virtual museum dedicated to the digital arts (muda.co) and, across town, the …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

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Switzerland protected your money -- now it'll protect your data

Swiss Alps, Swiss banks … Swiss privacy?<p>With rising international concern about data privacy, Switzerland is positioning itself as the best country for data privacy. There are several strong arguments in favor of it: The Swiss constitution and laws are on your side, for one thing. Switzerland's …

Privacy

6 Reasons to Visit the Lake Geneva Region in Switzerland

As one of the largest lakes in Western Europe, Lake Geneva actually resides in both Switzerland and France. The stunning Lake Geneva region offers …

European Travel

Jungfrau Railway to the Top of Europe - Jungfrau Mountain Switzerland

The scenery from this Jungfrau train is delightful. For centuries, Swiss herdsmen have driven their cattle up the Jungfrau Mountain to graze and …

Just Back From...Basel

Eva Fehren takes us on a tour of her second home–and fine jewelry's greatest hub.<p><b>Just Back From…</b>Basel, Switzerland<p><b>Trip Duration</b>: 10 days<p><b>Where I Stayed</b>: My mother is from Basel, and we have a beautiful house where I have the pleasure of staying each time I visit; it is right on the Rhine in a …

Basel

Europe's 10 best hidden ski resorts | CNN Travel

Travel

A Scenic Road Trip Through the Swiss Alps

Last spring, Clemens Purner and Emma Hartvig embarked on an idyllic excursion from Berlin to Italy, using cameras to document every stage of their …

The Highest Rail Crossing in Europe Is a Magical Mountain Express

It's the only train you'll ever hope gets delayed.<p>Most people travel to Switzerland to go hiking or skiing (or to enjoy some of the best chocolate in the world). But if they haven't taken a ride on The Bernina Express, they're seriously missing out on a spectacular train trip. The highest rail on …

Swiss Alps

This Secret (and Totally Charming) Swiss Village is a Dream

Photo by Martin Fiser/Flckr<p>Arosa, Switzerland in all of its glory.<p>Please, don't tell too many people about it.<p>We love skiing in the Swiss Alps; so do …

City Guide Zurich

Sort by category<p>Good to know<p>City map Zurich<p>Good to know<p>Zurich: Picturesque old town and artistic flair<p>It’s one of the most important financial …

European Travel

Living in: Zurich

Switzerland’s largest city is also one of the most liveable in the world, with its clean and safe streets, rich cultural life and location on Lake Zurich.<p>Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and the country’s banking and financial centre. It is also one of the most liveable cities in the world -- …

European Travel

Zurich city guide: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

Yes, it’s big on banking and watches but don’t imagine the Swiss city is entirely straitlaced – this year it’s going gaga over Dada for starters<p>Although it’s routinely placed at the top of lifestyle rankings, Zurich is rarely, if ever, rated as one of Europe’s cultural capitals. There’s a …

European Travel

QUIZ: Do you know what the numbers attached to these 13 brand names mean?

But what do those numbers actually mean?<p>See if you can guess the reasons why these 13 brands have numbers attached to their names and marketing slogans.<p><i>This slideshow was compiled using information from an infographic kindly supplied by Lottoland.</i>

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Huge leap in number of people cashing in and moving out of London in 2015

More Londoners buy homes outside capital than at any time since before financial meltdown as average home price passes £500,000 mark<p>The number of people selling up and moving out of London rose by two-thirds in 2015, figures showed on Saturday, as homeowners cashed in on the capital’s high house …

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

Eddie Izzard

Pound rises on election: what's the cheapest way to send money abroad?

The pound has risen to a four month high following Theresa May's calling of a snap election on June 8 - offering those who need to move money the chance of a better return.<p>Following the announcement on Tuesday April 18 the exchange rate was <b>€</b>1.2 – earlier that morning it was <b>€</b>1.17.<p>Today it is at …

Finance

Pixel C review: Google's first tablet makes rookie mistakes

All of a sudden, pretty much every computer maker wants a Surface-like convertible of their own. Apple's got the iPad Pro, of course, but Lenovo, Dell and HP are getting in on the action too. And now there's the Pixel C from Google, a premium hybrid tablet built in-house (just like the Chromebook …

5 Reasons to Go To Martinique this Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside. As temperatures across the northern hemisphere drop to down-jacket-worthy lows, thoughts of white sands, warm temperatures, …

Martinique

Volcanic in origin, Martinique is a mountainous stunner crowned by the still-smoldering Mont Pelée, the volcano that wiped out the former capital of St-Pierre in 1902. Offering a striking diversity of landscapes and atmospheres, Martinique is a cosmopolitan and sophisticated island that boasts …

Latin America

The Best Hotels in Zurich

Switzerland's largest city mixes urban pleasures with lots of natures, most notably Lake Zurich. The Swissôtel's location near the train station is …

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