Becoming a Groupie on a Swiss Alps Hike

Glacial landscape

Travel writer Carol Antman surmounts misgivings and mountains in Switzerland When I was invited to tag along as a journalist with Alpine Adventure Trails Tour on a two-week hike in the Swiss Alps, I was eager for my husband Mark to book the trip and come. Somehow he did not share my enthusiasm. “…climbs of […]

Swiss Cheese – more than Gruyère, but…

Swiss Cheese Selection

  When I read that there are more than 400 varieties of Swiss cheese, I was astounded. Most non-Swiss people would only know of a handful, the most popular ones being Emmenthal and Gruyère. Still, Gruyère is undoubtedly the big cheese of the Swiss dairy industry, so when we visited the walled city of Gruyères, […]

St. Moritz – A Glitzy Swiss Ski Resort

St Moritz lake walk

Glitz and Glamour at St. Moritz – but not so much in Summer… St Moritz is one of the world’s glitziest, most expensive ski resorts, deserving its reputation as the St. Tropez of ski destinations. Our tour director referred to this place as a ski resort for the “chic-kie mickeys“, her description of the jet-set […]

Museums, Galleries and Monuments in Switzerland

H R Giger Gallery in Gruyeres

Museums and Monuments The towns and regions of Switzerland have all sorts of museums and monuments for the visitor. In fact, there are around 700 museums and art galleries in the country, from internationally acclaimed art collections and to small specialized museums catering to a wide range of interests. In Gruyères, the creator of the “Alien” […]