Swiss Mountains, Switzerland, Traveling

Hiking in Zermatt – 5 Lakes Trail

It is easy to see why one of the most famous hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland is the 5 Lakes trail. The views of the Matterhorn from the lakes are simply amazing. A few of the lakes you can get a clear reflection of the Matterhorn. The 5 lakes trail follows a path by five lakes… Continue reading Hiking in Zermatt – 5 Lakes Trail

Swiss Life, Swiss Mountains, Switzerland, Traveling

CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort in Zermatt

This past week I had the opportunity to have a girls' get-away to Zermatt and really enjoyed our stay at CERVO Moutain Boutique Hotel. Posh, yet charming, this hotel combines luxury and comfort. The Matterhorn is Switzerland’s most iconic mountain and the backdrop to the hotel. Cervo offers chalets with a variety of rooms: from… Continue reading CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort in Zermatt


Wengen, Switzerland

Have you ever been somewhere where you feel like you could be in a fairy-tale? Well, Switzerland can definitely do this to you. Imagine a valley, where every direction you look there are waterfalls cascading off the sides of mountains, cows grazing, and Swiss Cottages dotting the rolling hills. Really, it is straight out of… Continue reading Wengen, Switzerland

Mountains, Swiss Life, Swiss Mountains, Switzerland, Traveling

Quick 3-day Itinerary for Switzerland (Swiss Alps)

Many people reach out to me looking for advice on visiting Switzerland, in-particular the Swiss Alps. I have created an easy itinerary of what I would recommend on your first visit to Switzerland. If you have more time, of course, I would recommend visiting so much more of Switzerland. But if it is just the… Continue reading Quick 3-day Itinerary for Switzerland (Swiss Alps)

Hungary, Traveling

48-hours in Budapest

One advantage to living in Europe is being able to enjoy affordable  weekend getaways to other countries.  Budapest was on our list of places we wanted to visit, so when flights popped up for $45 RT, it was a no brainer.  (If you haven't read our tips on finding cheap flights throughout Europe,  check it… Continue reading 48-hours in Budapest


Santa Caterina del Sasso

Perched on a rocky ledge above Lago Maggiore , is the beautiful Monastery of Santa Caterina del Sasso. The Monastery is only a short distance from Milan, Italy (1.5 hr) and Lugano, Switzerland (1 hr). It is the perfect little place to visit if you are in the area. During the winter months the Monastery… Continue reading Santa Caterina del Sasso

Christmas, Swiss Life, Switzerland, Traveling

Winter wonderland in Lugano

Lugano may not have snowcapped trees but it definitely has its share of a winter wonderland. It is hard not to to embrace the Christmas spirt in this quaint city. The Christmas market begins with the lighting of the Christmas tree in the main square of Piazza Reforma and continues throughout the New Year. (2018… Continue reading Winter wonderland in Lugano

Holidays, Italy, Traveling

Top 3 beaches along the Tuscan coast

  Most people do not think of the beach when they think of Tuscany.  The thought of rolling green hills, vineyards, and quaint villages come to mind.  If you have yet to discover the beaches in Tuscany,  I would highly recommend a getaway to Tuscany.   The beaches along the Tuscan coast spread for miles… Continue reading Top 3 beaches along the Tuscan coast

Our family travels, Portugal, Surfing, Traveling

Surfing in Portugal

During the summer we visited Portugal and enjoyed a week-long surf camp and this year we thought we'd try our luck at spring surfing.  Portugal is known for its waves and has even been referred to as the European Pipeline. We are not seasoned surfers, just vacation surfers, so of course we knew we would… Continue reading Surfing in Portugal