Switzerland – Wengen, a summer paradise for the kids

wengen children

Wengen is a marvelous place and it is even more so if you have kids to entertain: there is a lot to keep them busy. If you thought it is much better to be in the mountains in winter (like me) I will offer you some reasons to think otherwise:  1. Wengen is a car-free […]

Switzerland: Truemmelbach, Lauterbrunnen’s hidden mountain waterfall

Lauterbrunnen waterfall

You are on a summer holiday in the Swiss mountains… and it is raining. Two grandparents, two parents and two  kids locked up inside for the day isn’t going to end well… but the options for escape are limited. However, Voyagista has a plan and it involves more precipitation: A visit to a powerful waterfall cascading through the […]

Switzerland- Lavaux, between the grapes and the lake

lavaux vineyards in Switzerland

Last summer, as we were driving along the Lake Geneva highway, I had a glimpse of the Lavaux area from our car. This brief introduction was enough to excite my (chronic) travel bug and put the Lavaux vineyards firmly on my to-visit-list (it’s always the same when I travel …I meet new people, I see […]

Switzerland – Discovering Europe at 3,471 meters above sea level

6.45am, middle of our holiday, my kiwi wakes me up… Kiwi – we are going to miss the first train… Voyagista – What??? We said we weren’t going to take the first train! Kiwi – I couldn’t sleep and the weather looks great, we might as well go earlier… Hardly awake, we were already boarding […]

Switzerland – Five comfortable panoramic walks in the Bernese Oberland

Like this photo? This is one of the many beautiful views we had in Switzerland, and the best part is that we didn’t have to climb all day, as is often required, to take it… If you want to see amazing vistas like this in Switzerland here is a list of five easy hikes (our Little […]

Switzerland – Solothurn and the Magic Number 11

On our way to Alsace from Savoy, we were looking for a nice town to visit to get a quick taste of Switzerland – we found the small town of Solothurn on the route, which is the finest baroque town in Switzerland with some French Flair due to its history as a diplomatic post for […]