Collected by Lynne Nieman
Gornergrat, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Halfway down the run from Gornegrat to Riffleberg, skiers come upon an igloo village, one of seven built every season in the Alps and Pyrenees. It takes about 2,700 hours to create one village, including the ice-sculpted bar. Inflatable balloons...
"Yeah, I can totally drive a car with manual transmission," said my travel companion. Barreling down the winding roads of the Parque de Picos de Europa, narrowly missing hikers and passersby, I realize that statement couldn’t be further from the...
01030 Calcata Nuova VT, Italy
Before I knew any better, when someone in Calcata would ask where I lived in the village, I’d tell them the address, Via Garibaldi 23. In return, I’d get a blank stare. Since Calcata has less than a dozen lanes, I was initially baffled by people’s...
8 Rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France
A few meters from Serge Gainsbourg's former residence in the heart of Saint-Germain sits this charming boutique hotel housed in a 17th century building. Aside from a stunning location only a few blocks from the Seine and flanked by shopping and...
272 Avenue Michel Croz, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
The idyllic town of Chamonix will demand your time and attention with its enticing cafes, bars, shops, and other distractions. But don't succumb to the enticement at the expense of nature. The fact is that the true beauty of Chamonix has been...
Lavaux in Vaud, Switzerland is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to 830 hectares of vineyards just 20 minutes by train from Lausanne. Slanted dramatically, these fields stretch about 30 km along the banks of Lake Geneva producing mostly Chasselas...
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