La Val Bergspa Hotel Brigels

A cozy retreat in Brigels, Graubunden

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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...
Eglisau

Gasthof Hirschen: Quiet repose in Eglisau, Switzerland

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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

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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’

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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”

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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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