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……

a few of my Hermès scarves

why a scarf is my favourite travel accessory

My travel must have? Well, credit card & passport.  But after that… A scarf. My favorite brand? Hermès.  I have used scarves as belts, skirts, curtains, face masks; even as a bag. But usually I use one, or two, to dress up…

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…

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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