Gruyeres, Switzerland

Gruyeres is a quaint mountain town in southwestern Switzerland. When we got there, I felt like I stepped into the book Heidi!  The town is famous for its chocolate and cheese (yum!) and the perfect size for a day trip. If you are staying in Montreux, it’s really easy to get to here from there. Eat at Le…

What to Do in Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux is a resort town in the Swiss Riviera. It is known for its annual Jazz Festival, water-front promenade, and Belle Epoque buildings. While it is a popular city, I think you only need two nights and one full day here. It is a perfect jumping off point for day trips to Aigle or Gruyeres….

Chateau Chillon, Montreux

While in Montreux, there was one thing I knew I wanted to do – go to Chateau Chillon. Occupied since the Bronze Age, this castle sits on an island using the lake as a natural moat. We spent two hours there and walked through every room. Check out my pictures! Did they convince you to…

What to Do in Lausanne, Switzerland

On our Switzerland trip, we planned to spend one day in Lausanne. However, once we were there, we fell in love and changed our plans so we had two nights here! Read my blog post to learn more about what we did while there. What to Do in Lausanne Walk along the Ouchy promenade. Situated…

Why You Should Go to Annecy

While in Geneva, Switzerland, we took a day trip to Annecy, France. This beautiful town is a must-visit! Nicknamed the “Pearl of the French Alps” and “Venice of the Alps,” this city has won the “Golden Flower” award for being filled with flowers. All that being said, I think these pictures are all it will…

What to Do in Colorado Springs

I just spent a long weekend in Colorado Springs. The city is in a perfect location for exploring local natural landmarks. Here is what we did: What to Do in Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods Take the shuttle from the main visitor’s center to the entrance. From here you can walk along the paths…

What to Do in Geneva

Geneva is a wonderful city and is often overlooked when visiting Switzerland, but I think it should be at the top of everyone’s list. Below I provide my recommendations for where to stay, where to eat, and what to do in Geneva. What to Do in Geneva Walk the promenade along the water. This was…

What to Do on Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is a 30 minute ferry ride from Auckland and a complete respite from city life. It is quiet and everything is centered around enjoying nature. You definitely do not come here for thrills or night life. You come here to relax and be outside. That being said, check out my recommendations for what…

Where to Go Wine Tasting on Waiheke Island

Only a 30 minute ferry ride away from Auckland, Waiheke Island is a hidden gem. The landscape beautiful and there are plenty of wineries. Known for their Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, Waiheke Island is an up-and-coming wine region in New Zealand. You can take a wine tour through a company, or you can make your…