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Fête des Lumières – Festival of lights in Lyon

The annual Festival of Lights in Lyon since 1852 is expecting over 3 Millions of tourists from December 6th to December 9th. If you have never been there, it is something to try..

December 2, 2012 with 0 Comments

Cathedral Maria Nascente of Milan in Lombardy (Italy)

What would Milan be without its cathedral or the Duomo as the Italians call it, the inevitable sightseeing monument of the city! I got the chance to see it twice in the last 8..

January 2, 2012 with 1 Comment

The many faces of the Cathedral St. Jean in Lyon during the Festival of Lights

Magical light show in Lyon: There was an amazing display of lights on the Cathedral St. Jean in Lyon this weekend. The 7 minutes show marveled the many spectators, who could..

December 12, 2011 with 2 Comments

 

Featured travel articles

The Makadi Spa: a hotel for an exceptional vacation

Heaven on earth: If the Makadi Spa Hotel did not exist you would have to invent it! Located on the Red Sea in Makadi Bay, the Makadi Spa Hotel is the perfect place for anyone..

December 14, 2014 with 0 Comments

Christmas in El Gouna (Egypt)

If you have not made any plans for your Christmas holidays yet, it is not too late to book a last minute trip. What about a place with sun and fun guaranteed at a Red Sea..

December 8, 2014 with 0 Comments

Deputy of Egyptian Tourism Mr. Ahmed Shokry talks with confidence about the tourism in Egypt

Last week during a one hour press conference in El Gouna Mr. Shokry discussed the current tourism in the Red Sea, Cairo & Luxor. On behalf of the Minister of Tourism, Hisham..

December 4, 2014 with 0 Comments

Egypt

The Makadi Spa: a hotel for an exceptional vacation

Heaven on earth: If the Makadi Spa Hotel did not exist you would have to invent it! Located on the Red Sea in Makadi Bay, the Makadi Spa Hotel is the perfect place for anyone..

December 14, 2014 with 0 Comments

Christmas in El Gouna (Egypt)

If you have not made any plans for your Christmas holidays yet, it is not too late to book a last minute trip. What about a place with sun and fun guaranteed at a Red Sea..

December 8, 2014 with 0 Comments

Deputy of Egyptian Tourism Mr. Ahmed Shokry talks with confidence about the tourism in Egypt

Last week during a one hour press conference in El Gouna Mr. Shokry discussed the current tourism in the Red Sea, Cairo & Luxor. On behalf of the Minister of Tourism, Hisham..

December 4, 2014 with 0 Comments

 

France

What’s happening in the French gardens

Exotic Garden of Eze, Provence Cote d’Azur There are some guided tours. Where: Rue du Chateau When: July 1st to Aug. 31st  from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Rest of the year..

June 18, 2012 with 0 Comments

Anne Sinclair at the Salon du Livre in Paris

The journalist, Anne Sinclair and wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was in Paris on March 17th to sign her new book “21 rue La Boétie”, about the  life story of her..

March 26, 2012 with 0 Comments

My summer travels to France

BACK HOME: It had been too long since I had been back home. Finally in August after an absence of 3 years I took the train to my home town, a small French village called..

October 21, 2011 with 0 Comments

 

Gardens

What’s happening in the French gardens

Exotic Garden of Eze, Provence Cote d’Azur There are some guided tours. Where: Rue du Chateau When: July 1st to Aug. 31st  from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Rest of the year..

June 18, 2012 with 0 Comments

Versailles Water shows: Grandes Eaux Musicales

During your trip to Paris this summer, I recommend a visit to Versailles during the water shows. You can go during the day or at night before visiting the castle/gardens.  ..

August 8, 2011 with 0 Comments

Family Travels: Parisian gardens and parks

You are going to Paris with your kids and you are wondering where to bring them when you are not sightseeing the major landmarks: Here are a few suggestions: Jardin des Plantes:..

July 13, 2011 with 0 Comments

 

Germany

Bavarian Oktoberfest, Munich (Germany)

This year the well-known beer festival will go from Saturday Sept. 17th to Sunday Oct. 3d. It will last two weeks and go over three weekends.   Last year in 2010 it was the..

September 2, 2011 with 0 Comments

Excursions from Frankfurt (Germany): castles, closters, vineyards and much more

Heidelberg castle  You already have been to Munich, Hamburg and Berlin and are eager to discover new fascinating places in Germany. But where to this time?  Do you sometimes..

March 4, 2011 with 0 Comments

Munich in the fall (Germany)

Beautiful churches and parks, interesting buildings and museums and of course the annual Oktoberfest!   What about visiting Munich this Fall? While on vacation this summer, I met..

September 6, 2010 with 0 Comments

 

Hiking

Find bears with Reno Sommerhalder

Why not try something different this year? Whether you are the adventurous type,  a wild animal lover or just interested in taking memorable nature pictures, Reno Sommerhalder..

June 4, 2012 with 0 Comments

Hiking to Rigi Kulm (Lucerne)

You love hiking, then why not heading to Rigi Kulm this month? Rigi Kulm is beautiful all year long. It is located in the canton of Lucerne at an altitude of 1800 meters and about..

October 11, 2011 with 1 Comment

Engadine in the fall (Switzerland)

I just spent 4 days in the Engadin valley in the canton of Graubunden. I hiked along alpine lakes, looked at glaciers like the Corvatsch, marvelled at the flowers and rocks and..

October 8, 2010 with 0 Comments

Italy

10 best pictures of my Italian trip to Tuscany and Milan

I just spent 9 amazing days in Italy in Tuscany driving through the Chianti region and discovering or rediscovering Florentine sights. On the way back I stopped in Milan. I was..

September 12, 2011 with 0 Comments

Glossary for your Tuscan travels

Words you will hear or read during your trip to Tuscany:   Agriturismo: agriturism; farm holiday, rental of a gite in the countryside. Very popular in Tuscany. Arno: river..

September 9, 2011 with 0 Comments

Bella Venezia

 Venice is just beautiful! I spent the weekend in Venice during the Redentore Festival.  My program: Carnival masks, Canal Grande, old and new Campos, piazzas & bridges,..

July 19, 2011 with 0 Comments

Outdoors

Find bears with Reno Sommerhalder

Why not try something different this year? Whether you are the adventurous type,  a wild animal lover or just interested in taking memorable nature pictures, Reno Sommerhalder..

June 4, 2012 with 0 Comments

Spokesman for the bears, Reno Sommerhalder, is back in Switzerland

He could have been a professional soccer player wearing sport shoes on the field – more than twenty five years later he enters the stage barefoot. “I am always lost wherever I..

January 16, 2012 with 0 Comments

Hiking to Rigi Kulm (Lucerne)

You love hiking, then why not heading to Rigi Kulm this month? Rigi Kulm is beautiful all year long. It is located in the canton of Lucerne at an altitude of 1800 meters and about..

October 11, 2011 with 1 Comment

Sunny places

Cretan memories: Favorite photos of a summer vacation

Just unpacked my bags after a sunny 9 day-stay on the island of Crete. It was my second trip to Crete in ten years. Last time I visited the Greek island, it was in 2000. I had..

September 8, 2010 with 0 Comments

Dubrovnik, the little paradise of Dalmatia

Read more here about Dubrovnik.

June 7, 2010 with 0 Comments

Switzerland

Hiking to Rigi Kulm (Lucerne)

You love hiking, then why not heading to Rigi Kulm this month? Rigi Kulm is beautiful all year long. It is located in the canton of Lucerne at an altitude of 1800 meters and about..

October 11, 2011 with 1 Comment

Video: pumpkin cutting at the Swiss competition, Seegraben Jucker farmart

September 27, 2011 with 0 Comments

St Moritz in the Fall: Luxous break in Upper Engadine

How beautiful calm hiking days with relaxing spa treatments and gourmet cooking can make the most unforgettable memories:  As we finally passed the sign for Milan/Gotthard..

September 19, 2011 with 2 Comments

United States

SOS Bison

Did you know that the word bison describes bison living in North America and buffalos those roaming in Asia and Africa? As of 2008, the American bison is listed as a Near..

January 31, 2012 with 1 Comment

Montana for kids in the Winter

Don’t let the cold weather stop you from visiting Montana in the Winter. There are many activities you can do with your children during that time of the year. Here are some..

January 9, 2012 with 0 Comments

Did you know?

Gotthard Tunnel: twice in the news in 2010 Friday October 15th, 2010 will be a historical date for the Gotthard tunnel in Switzerland as it will be the last cut through, the last..

October 10, 2010 with 0 Comments

Winter vacations

Guaranted skiing for Christmas

Nowadays the weather is so unpredictable that it is difficult to know if there will be snow for Christmas. Nevertheless if you would like to go skiing or snowboarding for the..

December 11, 2012 with 0 Comments

Montana for kids in the Winter

Don’t let the cold weather stop you from visiting Montana in the Winter. There are many activities you can do with your children during that time of the year. Here are some..

January 9, 2012 with 0 Comments

Unforgettable trip in the Davos and Klosters region

When beautiful mountains, interesting architecture and following famous writers make the best vacation you can have: A couple of days ago, I was still enjoying the Davos sun,..

March 12, 2011 with 0 Comments

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