An airport hotel that does boutique on a budget

Budget doesn’t have to mean bad

1 Jun 2017

The real secret of Swiss watch craft: apprentices

Lots of people argue about what makes the Swiss watch business different. I think I’ve met the answer

3 Nov 2016

One’s watch

Even queens wear Patek Philippe, says William Cook

3 Nov 2016
Brenners Hotel. Photo: © Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus

The naked jape

For a nude dip in the spa, high-stakes drama atthe casino, or both, Baden-Baden is a place torelax in the grand old style, says William Cook

23 Mar 2016
The Milky Way over Methoni. GETTY IMAGES.

On a remote outpost of the Peloponnese, this could be a blueprint to revive the Greek tourist trade

At Costa Navarino, they seem to have found a winning formula which actually pays its way

5 Dec 2015

A & E just saved my son’s life. Let’s not forget how important it is

We were lucky. The ambulance came in half an hour. By then my teenage son Edward was unconscious. He’d had…

7 Jan 2015
Vallée de Joux

Cows and clockwork

In a cosy attic above Junod, Lausanne’s oldest watch shop, there’s a museum which charts the story of Switzerland’s obsessive…

30 Nov 2014

Simpler times

The first time I saw an Ochs und Junior watch was on the wrist of my Swiss friend Fabian. It…

30 Nov 2013