Postcard from Zuoz

Canton Graubünden is one of my favorite cantons, and I go there whenever possible. It was easy to decide to go there for the weekend when looking for a place to go cross-country skiing. Not only are there many options there, it is also utterly beautiful. This time we stayed at the Swiss Historic Hotel […]

Postcard from the Stazerwald

To ring in the new year with a dose of sunshine, we headed over towards St. Moritz for the day. We walked through the forest of Staz and the pretty Lej da Staz, which was of course frozen. From there we walked across the frozen Lej da San Murezzan (Lake St. Moritz) to the train […]

Around the Cape Peninsula

It was in the early hours of the morning when I stepped off the plane in Cape Town. The arrival in the second country I’ve visited in Africa was very different from when I walked across the tarmac at the Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania four years ago. The most noticeable difference was the missing smell […]