Lake Geneva

A quick winter excursion to Lavaux

With our departure from Switzerland imminent, Tom and I were honored to be invited "down south" for an off-season tramp through the villages of...
View from Taylor's Port Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia

On the move with Anita’s Feast

* An almost endless horizon * Artful expression underfoot and on our plates * * The smell, feel and taste of the sea * Welcoming...
Jiao Zi, dumplings from Taiwan

In Basel, Switzerland, ‘free-styling’ with street food

Tom and I relish (hah! pun intended) meeting the people behind the food we enjoy, and we loved discovering new-to-us flavors at Basel's recent...
Basler Herbstmesse

Sampling Basler Herbstmesse

When Basel's Herbstmesse opened two weeks ago, trees at the Munsterplatz and along the Rhine were still in leaf, billowing bright yellow and burnt...
Swiss chard at the Basel Stadtmarkt

Market fresh in Basel, Switzerland

The aroma of roasting chestnuts, and the allure of earthy wild mushrooms, bright green chard, and olives of every hue. A walk through the...
Street Food Festival Basel 2015

Celebrating street food in Basel, Switzerland

With October comes what travel planners call the shoulder season, a concept that applies equally to food-oriented festivals. Soon we'll have the late-autumn fairs,...
Autumn in Switzerland

Autumn: Switzerland’s best time for food travel?

Switzerland is a marvelous year-round destination, but for many, autumn is THE season. Summer crowds are gone, ski season is not yet upon us,...
1948 Citroen 2CV

Ritterhaus Chasa de Capol: adventure in Swiss hospitality

Canton Graubünden is Switzerland's largest, its varied landscapes and villages offering much for discerning travelers to discover. Tom and I recently spent a week...
lake Lucerne

Celebrating Swiss National Day

Summer is always a good time to experience a range of Swiss cultural traditions. Musicians, flag- and stone- throwers, wrestlers and yodelers all have...
Merian Gardens

Basel’s Merian Gardens: now a “Garden of Switzerland”

Nothing announces spring like daffodils popping up through scraggly grass. And once that happens, there's no stopping the day-dreaming after the real thing, even...

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