Why We Have to Leave Europe (in a Month)

Why We Have to Leave Europe (in a Month)

We have to leave Europe by October 14, and we can’t come back until November 21. It’s sad. Some folks back home are confused by this, so at their suggestion I thought I would explain what the deal is. Even though I lived in Spain for two years, I never knew about this, so hopefully […]

Running on the Road

Running on the Road

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in General Travel, Luxembourg, Running, Switzerland | 8 Comments

The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times recently described how difficult it was for him to go for runs while he was traveling abroad, to which I can completely relate.  The routes are unfamiliar; the roads often lack sidewalks or shoulders; the weather is unpredictable; schedules are all over the place. At home, I run […]

Buying Swiss Tix

Buying Swiss Tix

Since Switzerland is the best country in the world (at least according to its residents), they have the best ticket purchasing system for their trains. On this point, I think I have to agree. If you’re planning an extended visit, download the SBB Mobile app for your phone and book your train tickets that way. […]

Nespresso = Switzerland

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in General Travel, Switzerland | 3 Comments

If the world is a giant, dirty coffeemaker, then Switzerland is a neat, tidy Nespresso machine. Instead of spilling coffee grounds all over the place, it prefers self-contained, proprietary little capsules that yield an always-delicious, consistent cup of espresso. It’s precise, repeatable, dependable, trustworthy. It’s also incompatible with other machines because, well, it’s just a […]