Reading Time: 4 minutes This is a high level overview of travel throughout Switzerland over a 14-18 day period.
We present two itineraries for intra country travel – one that begins in Zurich (east side of Switzerland), and the other from Geneva/Lausanne (west side of Switzerland). Most travelers will enter the country through one of these places, either into Zurich or Geneva by way of Paris.
Switzerland is a small country that is easily navigated by fast trains to major hubs with local trains to get to precise locations. The itineraries below use a blend of train and private car to access some of smaller villages and afford the traveler increased flexibility in their plans. We provide details around options are for those who choose to use public transport only.
We also include a third itinerary that includes travel from the Swiss Alps into Northern Italy, including Lake Como and Milan.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In this post we outline how to spend three, four, or five days in Mexico City, Mexico.
Mexico City is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the world and its 16 alcaldías (boroughs, officially designated as demarcaciones territoriales) are home to nearly 2,000 colonias (neighborhoods) each with their own history, culture and flair. For this reason, we consider three to five days in Mexico City as the briefest of introductions to this city.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post we share photos from Polanco. One of Mexico City’s most upscale neighborhoods, Polanco is home to luxury shopping, world-class dining, historic theaters, art galleries, and museums.
This walking tour of Polanco bring you to the area’s gems. It takes about an hour of non-stop, flat walking to complete the path. With stops for food, photos, museums, shopping and people watching in the park, plan to spend a full day in Polanco.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post we share photos from a day spent at various wineries and points of interest in Yarra Valley, Australia. Situated just 30 minutes from Melbourne, the region’s cool climate makes it a wonderful place for wine, beer and cider production.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This is a list of activity recommendations for three days, two nights in Boise, Idaho, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Boise is consistently included in top ten lists like the best U.S. downtowns, the best city to raise a family, the healthiest, and the best place to retire. It’s no wonder why this city’s second name is Treasure Valley.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This is a list of activity recommendations and photos from Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA. An Engaged Abroad favorite destination, Carmel is a gem on California’s coast that offers some of the world’s finest scenery, historic sites, artist enclaves and fine dining.
This is a list of activity recommendations and photos from Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA. An Engaged Abroad favorite destination, Carmel is a gem on California’s coast that offers some of the world’s finest scenery, historic sites, artist enclaves and fine dining.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This is a list of activity recommendations for Monterey, California, USA.
Continue your tour of California’s coast by stopping through Monterey, California, named one of Expedia’s “Most Scenic West Coast Cities” in 2018. Just two hours south of San Francisco, and five hours north of Los Angeles, the city’s National Marine Sanctuary, Spanish-era adobes and John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row are sure to delight visitors.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This is a list of activity recommendations for three days, two nights in South Lake Tahoe, California, a resort city that is situated on Lake Tahoe, the largest Alpine lake in North America.
This is not intended to be a comprehensive visitor’s guide to Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe’s many towns that dot its shoreline and surrounds each deserve their own consideration. For this reason, we plan to highlight our recommendations for things to do in separate posts.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This post traces a 1.5 mile walk along West Cliff Drive, bringing visitors from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to Lighthouse Field State Beach, Santa Cruz, California USA.