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The mountains are calling

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The Swiss Federal Railways makes it easy for visitors to travel anywhere in Switzerland with its vast and efficient coverage of the country. Even the remotest villages in the mountains can be accessed through a network of trains and cableways. So it was an easy decision to combine my trip to Lauterbrunnen with Wengen and it turned out to be a good decision.

It was warm and sunny in November when I captured this view of the Jungfrau (above).


Wengen sits at the foot of the Jungfrau mountain range, 1,274 meters (4,180 ft.) above sea level. It is a quiet, car-free village with less than a couple thousand residents. This count balloons to 10,000 or so during the ski season when the alpine village hosts the annual International Luberhorn Downhill Ski Race. Wengen is the gateway to the Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe at 11,333 ft.


A cable car dangles above the valley on its way to Männlichen where spectacular views of the Eiger and Mönch await. The Eiger is famous for its treacherous North Face whi…

Where to go in 2019

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Where are you off to in 2019? Have you made any plans yet? If not, here are some of the places recommended by travel experts from various magazines, newspapers and travel book publishers to inspire your wanderlust. Puerto Rico is the favorite place to visit in 2019. And the Azores is gaining recognition as one of the best "new" destinations. 

Check out my travel article about Puerto Rico, Love of Art Enriches Life.
https://www.travelswithcharie.com/2005/11/love-of-art-enriches-life.html
New York Times 52Places to Visit Puerto Rico ranks first on this list followed by Hampi in India, Santa Barbara, California and Panama. Read more about these 52 places to visit in 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/travel/places-to-visit.html
Condé Nast Traveler 19Best Places to go in 2019  Among the places recommended by Condé Nast editors are Japan, Egypt, Istanbul, Siargao in the Philippines, Singapore, and Puerto Rico. To read about these exciting destinations, click on the link…

Where to go in 2018

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Happy New Year! The beginning of the year is the best time to plan for our next getaway. That's because planning something we look forward to always uplifts our spirit, especially during the cold, winter months when we're burrowed under heavy blankets. But the winter months also present the best time to travel when airfares are lower, the tourists and travelers are at home and are back to work/school and therefore, most destinations are free of crowds. You don't have to fight the crowds. Absolutely Elysian.
Our favorite guidebooks and travel magazines have a list of places to explore in 2018 to help our decision making. Here are some of the links to visit:
Afar Magazine 18 Places to go in 2018 https://www.afar.com/magazine/18-places-to-go-in-2018

Condé Nast Traveler 18 Best Places to Travel in 2018 https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-places-to-travel-in-2018
Fodor's Go List 2018 https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodors-go-list-2018
Lonely Planet Top 10 Countries to Visit …