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 …

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 …

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 …

Best of Alps : A Road trip through Austria and Switzerland

Road trips are synonyms with summer, it gets us Outside Suburbia, whether that is outskirts of Dallas on the country roads or somewhere in Europe.  We have gotten lost in Andalusia before, went chasing after lavender in Provence one summer and drove around the ring round in Iceland last summer. Read More …

Flower Clocks, Chocolates and Solving mysteries: Top things to do in Geneva with kids

Geneva was our last stop on our road trip through the Alps, we had picked up our comfortable BMW from Sixt in Vienna 10 days ago and have been driving through Austria and Switzerland clocking almost 1500 kilometers so far.  We left Zermatt after one last look at the looming Read More …

Grand Hotel National Luzern : Our Favorite Swiss Hotel

Few summers ago we went to Switzerland for our holidays with the kids. We were at the picturesque Lucerne for a couple of days and stayed at the Grand Hotel National Luzern- we didn’t know much about the hotel other than its beautiful location right on the lake with sweeping Read More …

Photo Diary from Jungfrau, Top of Europe Train ride and Summer Snow

Interlaken, situated in between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, is a jumping off point for exploring the Bernese Oberland. We went to the Jungfrau region that has green mountain valleys, alpine lakes, rushing waterfalls, sparkling streams, brilliant wildflowers, villages with no cars, and a range of majestic snow-covered peaks. Trains Read More …

On the Golden Round trip in Lucern

On the first day in Lucern we went on a Golden Round trip, to see the amazing panoramic views of the Alps! The ride involves a boat trip on Lake Lucerne, then a ride on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to – From Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway Read More …