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What I knew of authentic Swiss cooking was like a ripe Emmentaler: full of big holes. Fondue, chocolate bars--that much was familiar. Now I wanted to... Read More

On a clear spring morning after a rain, St. Moritz looks scrubbed and snappy, an aging boulevardier fresh from a good steam. The international cocktail... Read More

The sun is hot. I'm on my butt—again—and staring up at the most incredible blue sky. Diana's down the slope, perched on her skis, waiting for me. A pack... Read More

Hot on the heels of his much talked-about Culture & Conference Center in Lucerne, architect Jean Nouvel has again descended on the sleepy Swiss city... Read More

Earlier this year, after a long and bloody battle, the executives at Air France raised the white flag. Faced with a plummeting share of the Paris-to... Read More

Whether they're villas, castles, châteaux, or schlosses, most hotels have yet to firm up their festivities (not to mention prices). But you can bet you... Read More

Only four years ago, the train trip from London to Paris was an all-day ordeal, with a ferry ride in the middle -- brightened only by the sight of Dover... Read More

ALEXANDRA PENNEY, author of How to Make Love to a Man and Sexiest Sex of AllPlanning a trip for my fiancé's 50th birthday (at the time he was just my... Read More

I've just checked into La Bergère, a cool new hotel in Maastricht. My room is wonderfully minimal—I designed it that way. Yes, designed. When making my... Read More

For an hour we had been dipping in and out of a series of long gestational tunnels on the highway out of Zurich, marveling at the neatness of the... Read More

Switzerland's third-largest city has often been overshadowed by its flashier neighbors, Geneva and Zürich. But Basel—located right where France and... Read More

"Do you want sheets with that?" could be the question from behind the counter now that the golden arches have spread over another area of the service... Read More

Engines buzzing, the great craft tilts upward and begins to rise. As the ground falls away, the verdant slopes and rocky outcroppings resolve into the... Read More

Everything tastes better on vacation, but that holds especially true for cheese. Do the Camembert and Brie you buy at home have less flavor, depth, and... Read More

For most visitors to the Continent, going off the beaten path means finding a restaurant that's not yet in the guidebooks. But Europe is, in fact, the... Read More

St.-Moritz is not your average ski resort. It's the kind of place where polo tournaments are played on a frozen lake and sponsored by Cartier. Where you... Read More

Most of Switzerland's spas embrace a European medical tradition, but Le Montreux Palace's recently opened Amrita Wellness approaches healthy living from... Read More

Two fish have taken up temporary residence on my wrist: one is covered in yellow sapphires, the other with rubies, and they're both swimming around... Read More

Immersing yourself in the culture may be a great way to see Europe, sure, but each of these new spas has created a universe unto itself—which may make... Read More

You may never have heard of Haeftling (German for "prisoner"), but it's becoming a fashion house—make that fashion big house. Jails in Germany and... Read More

The Swiss are renowned for their caution and reserve, but as you emerge from the train station in Lucerne the exuberance of the city strikes you with... Read More

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