How to Spend one day in Beautiful Bergamo, Italy

The old city of Bergamo called the Città Alta or High City sits high on the hill overlooking the modern city.  The medieval streets and buildings and 17th-century walls surrounding it are stunning and a perfect place for a peaceful stroll and a meal.  While we were in driving from Lake Read More …

Visiting Van Gogh Asylum in Saint Remy

Vincent Van Gogh – the famous Dutchman once said “There are two ways of thinking about painting, how not to do it and how to do it: how to do it – with much drawing and little color; how not to do it – with much color and little drawing.”  His 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 …

An all Tomato Lunch at Fridheimar Greenhouse in Iceland

We visited Friðheimar just outside of Reykholt in South Iceland while we were on the “Golden circle” drive. Friðheimar is a vegetable farm where their main product is tomatoes. The tomatoes in Iceland are red and juicy owing to the volcanic rich soil, we saw a lot of people munching 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 …

Top 10 places to visit in Tuscany : Medieval villages and beautiful hill towns that you must visit in Italy

With medieval villages sitting pretty on top of rolling hills covered in vineyards producing some of the best wines in the world, Tuscany is certainly one of the most beautiful and our favorite region in Italy.  Last time we were there we did a road trip from Florence to visit Siena and San Gimignano. We Read More …

Salzwelten : Visiting the Oldest Salt mine in the World near Hallstatt

Did you know that the names of the city of Salzburg and the region of Salzkammergut come from Salt – which is one of the most important raw materials in Austria?  Dubbed as the “white-gold”, it plays such an important part in the history of the region and Salzwelten in the oldest salt Read More …

A thrilling drive on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Austria

I could understand why sports car enthusiasts ( like Mr.Suburbia ) aspire to drive the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse – Grossglockner High Alpine Road, once we made the drive ourselves. Also called Grossglockner Mountain Road or Großglockner Hochalpenstraße, the drive that passes through the Hohe Tauern National Park is not just stunning, with Read More …