best bed: Villa Principe Leopoldo, Lugano, Switzerland

I grabbed a taxi at the Lugano train station for the crazy drive up a switchback road to reach the Villa Principe Leopoldo. Everyone else seemed to arrive in a Lamborghini, Porsche or Ferrari.  Suspect their drive was more exciting though…

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…

The Bellevue Palace, Bern

best bed: The Bellevue Palace, Bern, Switzerland

  Belle view indeed!! This is one hotel that truly lives up to its name. The views are extraordinary!! Not surprising given the hotel’s prime location right next to the Federal Palace, Switzerland’s Parliament building. In 1848 Bern was chosen…

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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