Europe · Switzerland

An overview of the “Swiss Riviera” – Montreux, Switzerland

There is just so much to learn about Montreux, Switzerland that I don't want to tackle the city in just one post. It just wouldn't be fair!  So be prepared for a gaggle of future posts while I learn about how much fun you can have here! Freddie Mercury and Charlie Chaplin both lived here… Continue reading An overview of the “Swiss Riviera” – Montreux, Switzerland

Europe · Switzerland

Discovering small Swiss towns on the way to Chamonix – today’s town is: Thonex, Switzerland

  I love videos like this because you get a visual idea of what it looks like to drive along the streets while viewing the terrain .  You can see traffic patterns, traffic light configurations, typical highway signs, and housing styles that are common to the area. Thonex is located just outside of Geneva. It… Continue reading Discovering small Swiss towns on the way to Chamonix – today’s town is: Thonex, Switzerland

Europe · Switzerland

Daydreaming about what to see in Switzerland before heading to Chamonix

I have been thinking about taking a trip back to France/Switzerland/Italy/Monaco.  It has been 20 years since I was last there and I'd love to go back and see the Alps and Mediterranean Sea again.  I remember how beautiful the views were and the picture below reminds me of what I saw on the way… Continue reading Daydreaming about what to see in Switzerland before heading to Chamonix

Chamonix · Europe · Francais · Italy · Monaco · Switzerland

Memories of traveling from the snowy Alps to the sparkling Mediterranean

I have the most wonderful memory of a trip I took with my Mom in  Spring of 1997 when I was 27. A lot of it brings tears to my eyes simply because the scenery was so unexpectedly jaw-dropping that I can't adequately describe the experience with words. The part of our Paris to Monaco… Continue reading Memories of traveling from the snowy Alps to the sparkling Mediterranean

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Alfresco Dining (the enchantment of dining outdoors)

There is just something magical about dining outside.  The picture above (located at Spencer's Restaurant in Palm Springs, California) caught my eye.  Everything about it is enchanting.  Hanging lanterns, glowing table lamps, and the flickering flames from a fire pit transform an ordinary day into something mystical. Any alfresco dining will do!  Here are some… Continue reading Alfresco Dining (the enchantment of dining outdoors)

Europe · Paris

Opulent Parisian Dining ( at the Hotel Costes)

The above picture caught my eye and I had to know more.  Hotel Costes is located on the Rue St. Honoré - 1st Arrondissement (in the Ile-de-France) in Paris.  See below: 239-241 RUE SAINT-HONORÉ - 75001 PARIS PHONE:  +33 1 42 44 50 00 hotelcostes.com This posh hotel has such luxurious surroundings! (It's too bad… Continue reading Opulent Parisian Dining ( at the Hotel Costes)