Generations of family-run hotels and businesses in Switzerland

Generations of family-run hotels and businesses in Switzerland

By Eileen Ogintz Gabriela Michel-Breitenstein is one hopeful mama. She is the fourth generation in her family to operate the 26-room Hotel Gletschergarten in Grindelwald, Switzerland. Her middle son Lars, 23, is hoping to be the fifth generation and is studying at the...
Adventures and Misadventures on the Alpine hiking trails

Adventures and Misadventures on the Alpine hiking trails

By Eileen Ogintz Where is the trail? Somehow, we took a wrong turn as we are hiking in the Swiss Alps. Our destination: the 15-room Hotel Obersteinbergthat can only be reached by a long uphill hike in the Swiss Alps in the Jungfrau region. Alpenwild Tours, run by...
On a hiking adventure in Switzerland – and getting here

On a hiking adventure in Switzerland – and getting here

By Eileen Ogintz ZURICH, SWITZERLAND — It could have been worse. That sums up the average flight experience these days. The TSA Agent who pulled my husband aside at Denver International Airport for an extensive pat down and bag search because some mysterious and...