cashmere goats (photo from mongolia travel guide)

why cashmere when you travel….

I am the queen of carry on. I never check luggage. I easily go 6 weeks with just a rollaboard and a bag. I’m pretty demanding of my travel companions too… NO CHECKED LUGGAGE! So sometimes they need my advice……

me admiring Geneva

my favorite things…Geneva

It is often said the streets of Geneva are paved with gold... not true. But there are a lot of banks. And headquarters:WHO, WTO, Red Cross, UN and World Bank to name a few. And shops, restaurants, hotels and chocolatiers…

best bed: Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

It is easy to see why the Beau-Rivage Palace was one of Coco Chanel’s favorites. The hotel and her clothes share an easy glamour, as does the town.  Lausanne opened its railway station in 1856; tourists followed. The Beau-Rivage opened in…

bern, switzerland

my favourite things…BERN

Got to love a city named after a bear. Lucky it wasn’t a rat…when  Berthold V founded the city in 1191 he vowed to name it after the first animal he saw. It’s now the defacto capital of Switzerland. There is…

travel in the time of covid

travel in the time of covid

A month on the road. Was it worth it? Would I go again? What was it like? Here’s what I learned. Three weeks in Switzerland wasn’t enough. The country has so much to offer. The French German and Italian parts…

The Burgenstock Hotel

best bed: The Burgenstock Hotel, Lucerne, Switzerland

The Burgenstock Hotel is not just a place to sleep it is an experience like no other. From the second you get on the boat you can sense the magic that awaits. Ok, you can also drive, but trust me…

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