Ronco sopra Ascona in Ticino, Switzerland

These pictures prove that spring in Ticino is the best

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Gelati, grotto or lago are just a few Italian buzzwords that those living in Switzerland’s north know by heart. Spring in Ticino is simply...
Limmathof Baden Hotel & Private Spa

At the Limmathof Baden Hotel, do as the Romans used to do

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You might think that the Swiss are as square as their flag. Think again. When we spent a weekend at the Limmathof Baden hotel, we realized that...
Park Weggis Hotel

The Park Weggis Hotel is Lake Lucerne’s real jewel

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Living in Switzerland is like being in a constant state of Nirvana. Every road seems to lead straight to paradise. At the Park Weggis Hotel, I had...
Lenkerhof Hotel Spa in Lenk

The sulfur springs of Lenk made us younger - and hungrier!

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Skinny dipping in hot springs is a heavenly moment for many Japanese, especially for those living abroad. At the Lenkerhof Gourmet Spa Resort...
Zurich Bahnhofstrasse

5 tips for a classy city break in Zürich

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If I had to describe Zürich in three words, it would be wealthy, vibrant and classy. On our recent city break in Zürich, we experienced everything...
Gstaad Saanenland Youth Hostel

We "hacked" glitzy Gstaad by staying at the youth hostel

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Gstaad has a reputation for catering only the rich and famous. But we figured out a hack to enjoy this resort on a shoestring budget: At the Youth Hostel...
Spontaneous trips with bbacksoon

This Swiss travel site surprised us with a spontaneous trip

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If there is a more typically Swiss tag line than "We plan your spontaneity," I have yet to hear it. This is the pitch of bbacksoon, a Swiss travel site...

We went out and about with the outdoor butler of St. Moritz

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Snowshoes firmly strapped to our feet, we reach the top of a hill overlooking Lake Sils. Urs Wiederkehr is Switzerland's outdoor butler, and he's showing...
Melchsee-Frutt Snowshoeing

Showshoeing in Melchsee-Frutt, a Winter Wonderland

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Sitting at 1920 m above sea and surrounded by 3000 m high peaks, Melchsee-Frutt is one of Switzerland's great plateaus...