The First Sinful Trip: Lust
If you’ve been following along, you’ll know I announced a year of Seven Sinful Trips a few weeks ago. I’d like to announce the first sinful trip, Lust! Fits well with February, don’t you think?
There’s no need to start squirming in your chair and worrying I’ll over-share. We’re not *that* kind of website. Our focus? Romance, of course.
photo: swiss-image.ch/Max Weiss
On this trip, we’re embracing snowy landscapes, evenings by the fire and the magic of train travel. And good food. And wine. And cheese. Lots of wine and cheese.
Wine and Fireplaces
The first sinful trip starts in St. Moritz, land of glitz, glamour and glorious snowy, mountain scenery.
Photo: Giardino Mountain Resort
We’ll stay at the Giardino Mountain Resort, a luxury boutique hotel on the outskirts of St. Moritz. My six weeks of physical therapy means no skiing for me, so we’ll check out the non-skiing options in the city. I know The Mister planned a horse-drawn carriage ride through the woods. I arranged an evening of moonlight ice skating and a secret, adrenaline-pumping birthday surprise for him.
photo: swiss-image.ch/Christof Sonderegger
The Romance of Rail
After two days in St. Moritz, we’ll take the legendary Glacier Express to Zermatt. This panoramic train journey winds through high alpine passes, deep gorges and beautiful valleys and promises 8 hours of stunning mountain scenery and, most importantly, lunch.
Photo: Cervo Media
Snowy Mountain Fun
Zermatt, a lovely little village in the shadow of the Matterhorn, is our final destination. We’ll stay at Cervo Mountain Resort, another boutique hotel in the Design Hotel group and spend our time exploring the village and playing in the mountains. I really want to try moonlight snowshoeing and the giant sledding (or sledging if you prefer) run near the top of the Gornergrat. Fingers crossed for good weather!
Hope you’ll follow along and please share!
Do you have any favorite places for romantic getaways in Europe during the winter? Do you embrace the snow or are you strictly sun and beach?
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