Hiking in the Upper Engadin, Listening to cow bells, trying Walnut tarts : Our favorite things to do in St Moritz

St. Moritz, the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism is a holiday resort town in Switzerland and seems like a well kept secret.  It has hosted the Winter Olympics twice and guests from all over the world appreciate the modern Alpine lifestyle and winter sporting opportunities the area provides but you Read More …

Why Northern Italy in November is a great idea

We have been to Italy a few times before, but when Mr.Suburbia mentioned that he saw tickets to Milan at a great price and we jumped on it and booked a Thanksgiving trip to Northern Italy.  While most Italian itineraries are set on summer getaways – here is why we Read More …

Glacier Hikes, Iceberg closeups, Walking between Continental plates : 10 Easy Adventures in Iceland

Iceland, fittingly called the land of Fire and Ice has some of the most remarkable landscapes on the planet. No wonder it keeps climbing up the charts for the best Adventure and Luxury vacation. The landscape changes every 30 minutes when you are driving around the island on the well paved Ring Road Read More …

Amazing Andalucia : A 7 day Itinerary to see the Best of Southern Spain

Flamenco dancers, horses carriages, bright bougainvilleas, tapas and elaborate Moorish castles is what is in store when you visit Southern Spain.  While westerners spell Andalusia with a ‘s’, Spaniards spell it as Andalucía!  Andalucía called Al-Andalus (Arabic for “land of the west”) was a Moorish empire for 781 years, from 711 Read More …

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel : Vacation like Royalty in St. Moritz, Switzerland

There are hotels that looks like a palace, palaces that have been turned into luxury hotels and then there is a Palace Hotel where you are actually treated liked Royalty!  The minute you step inside the doors of the Badrutt’s, at that exact moment when doorman with his velvety maroon Read More …

Exploring the Duomo Rooftop and Cathedral in Milan

While Milan may not be the first city you think of when planning a trip to Italy, it has more than its share of attractions – both cultural and cosmopolitan.  Mussolini founded the Fascist party here, and the entire fashion world looks to Milan’s catwalks twice a year for the Read More …

Hotel Le Richemond Geneva and The Armleder Saga

Any time you stay at a Dorchester Property, it is a very special experience. From the lobby floral displays to the sparkly chandeliers, plush carpets and stellar service, each property seems to be fit for royalty.  We were in Milan last fall and fell in love with the cosmopolitan city of Read More …