La Val Bergspa Hotel Brigels

A cozy retreat in Brigels, Graubunden

Surselva means "above the forest" in the Romansh language, and this sprawling district in predominately Romansh-speaking area of Graubunden canton is a delightful winter...
Graubunden Switzerland

A gourmet evening in Graubunden, Switzerland

Each winter for the last several years, two weeks of gourmet dining have been provided by top chefs in a fairly off-the-beaten-track region of...
Basel Rathaus

Basel, Switzerland’s Town Hall at 500 years!

The Town Hall in Basel, Switzerland is not a modest affair. Its imposing red tower has dominated the Marktplatz since the beginning of the...
Swiss Alps

Soggy summer days in the Swiss Alps

I love being in the Swiss Alps! The peaks, glaciers, sky and clouds are extremely beautiful. In addition to the beauty, mountains have weather....

Time Travel in Switzerland

Switzerland's vistas are world-renowned, and Tom and I have enjoyed many of them in our years here. Now, those clever Swiss have added five...
La Passion

Fine dining at Gasthof Hirschen in Eglisau, Switzerland

The highlight of Tom's and my recent stay in Eglisau was the fine meal we savored in the little town's Michelin-starred restaurant. It has...

Gasthof Hirschen: Quiet repose in Eglisau, Switzerland

When Tom and I paid a spring-time visit to Eglisau in Canton Zurich, we felt we had stepped into a medieval time capsule. There,...
Terrasse am See

Terrasse am See: a lakeside escape to Vitznau, Switzerland

Time slows in Vitznau, as the sun begins to set over Lake Lucerne (der Vierwaldstädtersee). Our host for dinner turns positively misty-eyed as we...
Monte Verità

Monte Verità: Switzerland’s ‘Mountain of Truth’

At the beginning of the 20th century, a hilltop in Ascona, Switzerland became a center for unconventional idealists and reformers. Theosophists, writers, visual and...
Basel Museums

Basel museums turn “night into day”

Each January, Basel-area museums and cultural institutions turn "night into day" with a program of exhibitions, short tours, readings, concerts, workshops, games, stories and...
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