Month: November 2012

Venice B&B

Venice B&B

VENICE, ITALY :  Locanda Ca’Valeri For a splendid stay in Venice, treat yourself to Ca’Valeri, a quaint bed and breakfast just minutes from San Marco Square.We were greeted by the owner and graciously led to our lovely room at the top of the small, winding staircase. […]

Doge’s Palace, Venice

Doge’s Palace, Venice

Day 7 – Venice, Italy Breakfast was served in our room, with rolls, bread, and hot chocolate. Today our tour began at Doge’s Palace. Pictures were not allowed on the inside. It reminded us of a smaller version of the Palace of Versailles, with heavily […]

Dream Destination: Venice

Dream Destination: Venice

Day 6 – Venice, ItalyToday we woke up at 7 and got ready to leave Switzerland. After a breakfast of cereal and croissants, we checked out and prepared for our train journey to Venice. The ride was breathtaking from Spiez to Milan. The train was […]

Interlaken Retreat

Interlaken Retreat

INTERLAKEN, SWITZERLAND:  Hotel Du Lac For a pleasant stay in Interlaken, try the Hotel Du Lac. Just a few steps from Interlaken OST Train Station, this hotel is the ideal starting point for excursions to Jungfrau and Schilthorn, as well as scenic train rides throughout […]

10 Reasons We Fell in Love with Switzerland

10 Reasons We Fell in Love with Switzerland

              1. Hotel balconies overlooking the Alps 2. Manicured gardens with colorful flowers (tulips and lilies in purples, pinks, red, yellows, and blues) 3. It is more breathtaking than the pictures 4. Everyone understands and speaks English plus about […]

Schilthorn Here We Come!

Schilthorn Here We Come!

Day 5 – Interlaken, Switzerland Today we woke up early, after a rough night of sleep. The breakfast buffet at Hotel Du Lac was a joy-croissants and cheese was the choice of the day for us. The weather was cold and cloudy, looking once again […]

Cow Bells & Paragliders: Welcome to Interlaken

Cow Bells & Paragliders: Welcome to Interlaken

Day 4– Interlaken, Switzerland Today was a relief to our feet! We checked out of our hotel at 6:45 a.m. and took a cab to Gare de Lyon rail station. I was a little stressed because I wasn’t sure if we were in the correct […]

Final Day in Paris

Final Day in Paris

Day 3 – Paris, France Today we slept in, and then set off for the Arc de Triomphe. Like the prior two mornings, it was cloudy and gray. A few raindrops fell, and “oila” by noon the sun was shining again. Paris weather was similar […]