If you’re spending Christmas in Europe, the Christmas markets are a must, with vendors selling all sorts of holiday gifts and local delicacies for delicious treats. These markets often have pop-up bars, entertainment, and seating areas, so you can socialize with friends and family as you take in all of the sights, sounds, and smells of the season.
Tucked away in serene Lake Maggiore lies the absolutely gorgeous Brissago Islands. Must-add to your Switzerland best places to visit list!
If you’ve never been before, you might be wondering how to do Oktoberfest in Munich the right way, or which is the best tent at Oktoberfest. Take it from a native, I’m going to share some insider tips with all the information you’ll need for the best Oktoberfest experience. Consider me your Oktoberfest guide.
Road trips are fantastic when you know the best hotels to stay in and the best areas to visit. Sterzing is the northernmost town in Italy and one of the highest towns in the Alps. With the Austrian border located just 15 km away, you can easily combine a trip to this pretty little town with visits to Innsbruck, Merano, and Bolzano.
Beauty. Trust. Breath. Progress. This is what comes to mind when I think of springtime. The arrival of spring shows us renewal. How can we approach the transformation of our own being? Just as the soil naturally makes room for the tulip greens to spiral upward, how can we gently shift our relationship to what doesn’t work instead of forcing change?
Bolzano in Italy, and more specifically the South Tyrol province of Italy is one of those places for me. When I was a kid, I used to travel to Bolzano from Munich with my family. My parents were often guests at the Hotel Greif; the location right on Walther Square is unbeatable.
One of the signature signals of winter and the holiday season is the Munich Christmas Markets (Christkindlmarkt) that begin to pop up all around the city in late November. From mulled wine and music, to stocking stuffers and intricate gifts, you’ll find a world of treats displayed within the stalls of each one.
Como! I heard about this city my entire life, and now I live just 30 km away. Since moving to Lugano, I have already been there four times. Each time, I’ve driven over from my new home to spend a couple of hours strolling around and indulging in the exquisite food and scenery in Como, Italy.
The Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa has always been a destination for wellness. The panoramic Lake Lugano views from its altitude of more than 850 meters above the sea-level are unmatched. (Seriously, it is the highest wellness hotel in all of Ticino!) You will not be able to take your eyes off those views (nor will you want to), as you can see them from almost every angle throughout this 82-room property.
The natural beauty of Switzerland is undeniable. All of its mountainous, tree-filled scenery provides the perfect backdrop for fall. While there are many breathtaking areas to explore, today, I’ll be highlighting just a few of the best destinations in Switzerland to witness the magic of fall foliage.