Country Life’s best travel stories of 2019: Skiing in Gstaad, a steam train in Dartmouth and 72 hours in New York

We take a look back on our travel highlights of the last year, from alpine retreats to city escapes.

‘The last paradise in a crazy world’

It’s not a palm-fringed beach but instead the ski resort of Gstaad which earned this praise.

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Where to go to see bioluminescence

We think of it as a tropical phenomenon, but this incredible sight can also be enjoyed closer to home.

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Tel Aviv, Israel: A city of surprises, from electric bicycles to 13th-century fortress walls

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North and South: Which part of Cornwall is right for you?

As if choosing between Devon and Cornwall weren’t tricky enough, Rosie Paterson complicated the issue still more.

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A day aboard the Dartmouth Express

‘You half expect Hercule Poirot to hurry along the corridor with Captain Hastings in tow,’ we wrote after this wonderful day out.

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Seattle: A foodie (and drinkie) tour of the city

Ally Fraser visited the hilly streets and bustling markets of one of America’s most photogenic cities.

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Island hopping in Sweden

Sophia Constant found a world of pine forests, cobalt rivers and toy-town villages of scarlet wooden cottages.

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Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast

Toby Keel paid a visit ahead of golf’s Open Championship visiting this corner of the kingdom.

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A long weekend at Bressingham Hall

In the heart of Norfolk the beautiful Georgian pile that is Bressingham Hall makes a wonderful spot for a break, as Martin Fone found out.

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New York: 24 hours in the city that never sleeps

Lucy Ford spent the ultimate luxury weekend in the Big Apple.

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