Postcard from Switzerland – things to do in Lucerne

Lucerne Switzerland

Do you believe in fairytales? No? Then perhaps you should visit Lucerne in Switzerland. Many years ago, on one of my first trips to the European continent, I visited the beautiful city of Lucerne in Switzerland and was captivated by its fairytale charm. I remembered a shimmering blue lake hugged by traditional Swiss buildings adorned with […]

Family travel: Awesome city parks and playgrounds in Europe

best playgrounds in europe

As anyone who has travelled with children knows, finding a great playground for your kids to let off steam is perhaps the most important thing you can do to make sure the trip is a success. It can be the difference between a ruined holiday or a trip full of wonderful shared memories. Constantly on […]

Discover the soaring Swiss Alps in summer

the alps are a must see in switzerland

Recently some good friends invited us to their mountaintop wedding in Switzerland and we discovered how incredible the Swiss Alps in summer can be. So I thought I would share what we found so you can plan your own summer vacations in Switzerland. You can browse through the article or click on the table below […]

A bike tour of East Berlin

abiketourofeastberlin groupriding

I first visited Berlin 20 years ago. It was only a couple of years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Back then the city was still finding its feet and adjusting to reunification.  This time around I was excited to discover how the city had changed, particularly in the former East Berlin.  So when […]