Where to stay and eat on a luxury stay in Singapore

Singapore as perfect springboard into Asia

Singapore was on my travel program this year and the one before. This time we – I always travel with my husband - continued on to Bali and Lombok. My next two posts will be on these two tropical islands, always with recommendations for lodging and dining for luxury travelers.


3 days in Vienna

4 top tips for a luxurious stay in Vienna

The capital of Austria – one of the countries bordering my home country of Switzerland – has about 1.7 million inhabitants and is by far the largest city in Austria. As a tourist and certainly as a first-timer – as this is the case with me – you normally see only a small part of this big city, and


5 days on the Costa Brava

4 things to do on a luxury stay on the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava - "rugged coast" -  is a coastal region of northeastern Spain. It begins 60 km northeast of Barcelona and stretches to the French Boarder. From the 1960s, this area was developed as a destination for package vacations and got soon a rather bad reputation for its mass tourism with all the associated excesses. But this is just one side of the Costa Brava that besides I very rarely came across


Review of Restaurant Martin, Flueh

Classic French cuisine with a twist, amiable hosts

My husband and I visited this restaurant – situated in my home canton of Solothurn, but bordering France – on the occasion of a business dinner. Our party was much too early, maybe 20 minutes before the restaurant opened, but that was no problem. We were warmly welcomed and seated, which cannot be taken for granted!


My Google Map of Paris 2016

Here you may view my Google Map of Paris 2016 with my recommendations for 3 top hotels, 7 gourmet restaurants and 3 other great food outlets for luxury travelers:

Paris 2016


My travel map 2016

World Map

All the places I have been

I have done my travel map on Google Maps. There you may see all the destinations I have visited so far.

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list
(Susan Sontag)


Review of Grand Hotel du Palais Royale, Paris

Unbeatable location, beautifully renovated, fairly priced

For our family’s short trip to Paris, our choice for a hotel fell on this perfectly located, beautifully renovated hotel in a splendid 18th century building.


Paris: my favorite city

Paris – always worth a visit

Paris is my favorite city by far. When I was a bit over 20 years old, I stayed there for 5 months in order to improve my French skills and since then I absolutely have been devoted to this wonderful city! I frequently visit Paris, certainly every 2 to 4 years I spend some days there.


Review of Hotel The Reluctant Panther, Manchester Village VT

Beautiful inn with superb grounds, fine food and good service

While traveling around in New England, we (2 couples) spent 2 nights at this beautiful country inn in the idyllic Manchester Village.