Photo Friday: The lovely landscape outside Schwandalpweiher, the Swiss home of kneipp.
Swiss Alps

This is the latest of our weekly travel photo series, inspired by #FriFotos on Twitter. This week’s #FriFotos theme is GREEN. There are few countries greener than Switzerland, where it’s hard to get a bad view. This photo was taken in Schwandalpweiher, a small town known as center for Kneipp, a naturopathic remedy that’s based on hydrotherapy. […]


Looking for the perfect box of chocolates? Sweets expert Kerrin Rousset of Sweet Zurich gives her tips on what to look for when buying chocolate.
Whimsical box of decorated chocolates, Switzerland

It’s the time of the year where I start ordering gift baskets or a box of chocolates for certain far-flung relatives. Before my trip to Switzerland earlier this fall, I would have flipped through a Harry & David catalog, ordering whatever bonbons looked the tastiest. Now, though, my chocolate knowledge has been raised, thanks to […]


Noticed on the road: More luxury hotels seem to be including free mini bars to their high end guests.
hotel mini bar

One of the biggest arguments that I have with my husband when we’re on the road together concerns the hotel  mini bar. I avoid them like the plague, preferring to save money by buying snacks and money at a nearby grocery store. Whereas he can’t seem to stay out of them, rationalizing that ease of […]


Switzerland is so pretty, it looks fake. That’s why I’m selecting a shot of Lucerne for this week’s Photo Friday.
Skyline at Lucerne, Switzerland

This week’s Photo Friday (#FriFotos) theme is “skylines.” Instead of a world capital or big city, I wanted to present the quaint beauty of Lucerne. Switzerland, which I visited for 10 days in September. Switzerland knocks you over the head with its cuteness, to the point where it’s almost ridiculous. “Really? Cows AND blue skies […]