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Skiers cross the line in Switzerland

Skiers cross the line in Switzerland

TraveLife's Athena Lucero  is tempted to join cross-country skiers in one of Europe's premier events but at the last minute elects to watch from the sidelines.
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Bürgenstock  hotel a Swiss surprise

Bürgenstock hotel a Swiss surprise

Marc Atchison gets a true taste of luxury and history when he stays at the remarkable Bürgenstock Hotels and Resort that sits overlooking Switzerland's fairy tale city Lucerne.
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A night to remember in Zurich

A night to remember in Zurich

Marc Atchison spends a night at the historic Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich and comes away impressed with the rooms, public areas and especially the dining options.
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Swiss celebrate the grape in a happy Vallée

Swiss celebrate the grape in a happy Vallée

In 2019, Switzerland celebrates its long history of making wine in Alpine regions like Vallée with lots of festivals planned and Marc Atchison gets a sneak preview.
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Skiing in Swiss clouds at a cable car hotel

Skiing in Swiss clouds at a cable car hotel

Marc Atchison visits a unique ski-in, ski-out hotel tucked away in the Swiss Alps overlooking Crans Montana which used to serve as a cable car station.
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7 reasons why Basel is so sweet

7 reasons why Basel is so sweet

BASEL, SWITZERLAND — I’m not sure what to expect in a city whose name I can’t even pronounce. Is it like the herb I cook with or should I pretend I’m sporting an English accent?
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Skiers can't 'pass' up Switzerland's Andermatt

Skiers can't 'pass' up Switzerland's Andermatt

ANDERMATT, SWITZERLAND — I don’t give the bartender a chance to finish pouring my midday glass of wine before asking: “Which chair did Elvis sit on?”
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Time is right to visit lovely Lucerne

Time is right to visit lovely Lucerne

UCERNE, SWITZERLAND — The buses start arriving early. As many as 200 a day. The excited occupants — all Chinese — rush off into Schwanenplatz, this city’s main square, and dash towards the entrance of Bucherer, the legendary watchmaker that first opened its doors in 1888.
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Glacier Express a frozen Swiss treat

Glacier Express a frozen Swiss treat

ANDERMATT, SWITZERLAND — From my seat aboard the Glacier Express, I feel like I’m looking at an endless series of Giovanni Segantini paintings.
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A night to remember in Zürich

A night to remember in Zürich

Zürich - Out of the shadows of a darkened Old Town street walks a man wearing a black cape and tricorne. His face is gaunt, his skin a ghostly white. In one hand he carries a lamp. In the other, a long staff with a spear and axe affixed at the top.
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