Destination: Zurich

A Swiss Adventure

We began our Swiss adventure in Lucerne, an old, traditional town in the north, towards Germany. We loved our ironically ultra-modern accommodations at Hotel LeStelle, just near the square in Old Town Lucerne. Highlights of our time in the city included walks along the water, the “best sandwich in Switzerland” from Twiny Station, sunrises and sunset on the water, and of course people watching and photo taking. To keep things simple we carried a few old Nikon FE’s on this trip as opposed to our professional medium format film cameras. Read More ›

Switzerland in Summer

Last summer, my husband Dave and I had the opportunity to travel through Switzerland. Italy is my first love, but I must say that Switzerland packed a punch! Lugano was our very first stop on our Switzerland vacation. We pulled into town on the train from Milan and made our way up the hill to the Hotel Montarina. Because it was a vacation season in Switzerland, they were full but they gave us a room at the neighboring Continental Park Hotel. We didn’t mind, the rooms were clean, modern and there was even a pool there. We, of course, did not spend much time in the room as we were anxious to see the sights. To me, out of all of our travels through Switzerland, Lugano felt the most like home. During our time there we rode the funicolare (cable car) up to Monte San Salvatore, took a river cruise to Gandria, and mainly just strolled around the lake eating gelato. If you are planning a Swiss honeymoon or vacation I would say you should spend at least one full day enjoying this lakeside village. Read More ›