Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola in Lugano, Switzerland

Why we'll return to Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola in Lugano

It is a sunny spring day and we have just arrived at Villa Castagnola in Lugano. Our feelings are swooped by all that the Old World charm as we...
Frederik Maarsen - Director

Frederik Maarsen: Keep an eye on this young Swiss director!

You never know who you're sitting next to unless you talk to them. On New Year's Day, I happened to start a conversation with Frederik Maarsen...
Lausanne Architecture

So we've explored the quirks and history of Lausanne

Lausanne feels special, even a bit whimsical, like something from a better time. Our tour guide points out some truly quirky sides to this hilly city.
Pavillon Le Corbusier in Zürich

Modernist architecture and design at Pavillon Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier is best known for his architecture. But as a visit to the newly reopened Pavillon Le Corbusier shows, his output was hugely eclectic...
Festi'Neuch 2019 - Patti SmithBill Harby

My ode to Festi’Neuch, the first music festival this summer

This annual Neuchâtel music festival brought big talent to a not-too-big, much-loved town. Sophie Hunger, Bastian Baker, Sum 41, Midnight Oil...
Bubble Hotel in Thurgau, Switzerland

5 unique ways to try glamping in Switzerland (Sponsored)

Glamping offers the near comfort of a hotel while still providing much of that camping feeling. See the best places to try glamping in Switzerland.
Switzerland Events for the Apollo 11 Anniversary

Swiss events for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Mission

Experience this milestone at fun events and happenings around Switzerland. Bern will turn into Space City...
Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo in Lugano, Switzerland

A classy weekend at Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo in Lugano

High above Lake Lugano, there is a historic palace that was once the private home of a prince. Villa Principe Leopoldo is a 5-star luxury hotel...
The Olympic Museum, Lausanne

Our guide to must-see museums in Lausanne

Anyone looking to lose themselves in museums should go to Lausanne. I've recently spent a weekend, and here's my guide on must-see museums...