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