Switzerland by Train: Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald

After 2 days in Montreux, we left to catch the train to Grindelwald. As the days went on, the air grew progressively hotter. It was unusual for Switzerland to be this warm in June and I dreaded the thought of spending our upcoming days in the absence of A/C. But Grindelwald would bring us back … Continue reading Switzerland by Train: Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald

Switzerland by Train: Magical Montreux

It was a bit jarring at first when we arrived in Montreux, a beautiful but bustling waterside city. We’d just spent several days in tiny mountain towns and on trains that snaked through rural land. For a moment I felt completely overwhelmed. But it took surprisingly little time to get used to Monteux. Also, the … Continue reading Switzerland by Train: Magical Montreux

Switzerland by Train: The Peak of the Matterhorn

After spending 8 hours on the Glacier Express, I was thrilled to be moving my feet again. Zermatt, a completely car-free town, was even cuter and quainter than I expected. After aimlessly wandering up the street and attempting to decode roughly 12 German dinner menus, we landed on yet another fondue-focused establishment. I’m not yet … Continue reading Switzerland by Train: The Peak of the Matterhorn

Switzerland by Train: The Glacier Express

The next day we set off for St. Moritz on the first day of our 8-day Swiss Rail Pass. The pass gets you unlimited rides on trains, buses, and boats, and discounted rides on scenic/mountain railways. My favorite part was not having to purchase individual train tickets – you just board your train of choice … Continue reading Switzerland by Train: The Glacier Express

Switzerland by Train: Zurich Zen

*Important note* - as is common, I am posting blogs about this latest trip at a slight delay. Doing so always feels preferable to lugging a laptop around on trains, planes, and buses while on the road. But a lot of terrible things have transpired since I stepped off the airplane and arrived home, and … Continue reading Switzerland by Train: Zurich Zen

Along The Arizona Road: Sedona’s Energy Vortexes

God, it’s been hard to get myself to stop and write. I kept waiting to feel the “pause” I need to get those thoughts out, but it comes fewer and farther between. The goal in Sedona was to spend as much of our time hiking as we could, which was an ideal activity for my … Continue reading Along The Arizona Road: Sedona’s Energy Vortexes

Along The Arizona Road: Prescott to Sedona

On the road again…we took the scenic route on our way to Prescott by starting in Wickenburg and driving Route 89 up through a series of sharp switchbacks and hills. Our small SUV lurched forward with a bit of struggle, but persevered. I regretted gulping down that extra-large coffee as my stomach swerved along with … Continue reading Along The Arizona Road: Prescott to Sedona

Along The Arizona Road: Tucson to Bisbee

We woke up after a flurried New Years Eve in a lodge in Tucson. I had that moment of “where am I” as I opened my eyes…but I quickly settled, remembering that I was somewhere different than yesterday. My 30-something body struggles to stay up late these days, even for a ball drop (through a … Continue reading Along The Arizona Road: Tucson to Bisbee

Traveling Canada: Vancouver to Victoria

Not far from Vancouver is Vancouver Island, home to the quaint town of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens. Victoria is a hugely popular tourist destination, with harborside restaurants, museums, pubs, and the vast British Columbia Parliament Buildings. Overly ambitious as usual, we figured it would be easy-peasy to take a day trip to Victoria during … Continue reading Traveling Canada: Vancouver to Victoria