There’s nothing like an anniversary to get me excited to travel. This year Switzerland is celebrating 150 years of winter tourism, and to commemorate the milestone and get excited for ski season in the Alps, I made a video from my trip to St Moritz in February. I hope it gets you as excited about your upcoming winter travels as I am about mine!
I grew up skiing a lot. Not in terms of the number of trips I took, but in terms of how many runs I packed in. My family was the type that hit the slopes the second they opened, stopped at noon to inhale lunch, and stayed on the mountain until ski patrol kicked us off. It was intense. A bit too intense. So now that I’ve traveled to Switzerland, I plan to discover winter activities in St Moritz beyond skiing.
They call Valais the California of Switzerland. I can see why. The trees bejeweled with fresh summer fruit, the rows of vineyards along the valleys, the excellent food, and the beautiful wildflowers all make me feel as if I’m traveling in my home state. But I’m not. I’m in the Swiss Alps. Nendaz, to be specific.
Zurich was more beautiful than I remembered. My last visit was eight years ago, and while I loved the city, I somehow came away with memories of a cold, austere place full of big banks. But when I traveled back to Zurich on my way to Liechtenstein last week I had the chance to correct my faulty memory and rediscover the Swiss city.