Italy to Switzerland By Rail

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Take a ride on the Bernina Express, Switzerland’s alpine delight. This train journey takes you along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world through the Bernina Pass to the exclusive resort of St Moritz at the ‘Top of the World.’ Enjoy a round-trip scenic coach trip and ride a bright red rail car, passing unrivaled landscapes amid the towering peaks of the Swiss Alps, including time to spend in charming Tirano and St Mortiz.

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Itinerary

  • Journey along the UNESCO-listed Bernina Express route
  • Spectacular views of Northern Italy,
  • Swiss Alps, and
  • St Moritz pass
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What to Expect Starting From central Milan and set out on the journey to Tirano on air-conditioned coach. Soak up the scenery as you head north into the foothills of the Alps, and enjoy free time to explore Tirano. Next, step aboard the red-painted train carriages of the Bernina Express and enjoy unbeatable views from panoramic windows. The train ride takes in one of the most impressive sections of the Bernina route, including views of Lake Como, the spiral viaduct of Brusio, and the mountains of the Bernina Pass. As you cross into Switzerland, pass snow-covered peaks, wild gorges, and Swiss Alps, before stopping at the ski resort of St Moritz. In St Moritz, enjoying delicious lunch admire the alpine scenery, or stroll the historic town and browse for souvenirs.

While you see this mountain range and this mountain village from Bernina Express route train weaving through these mountains and this village here’s a lake at the foot of these mountains boats ferries fog tunnels I want to tell you a story of an adventure I took to a very special place a border region in Europe it’s right here here’s this region from another angle this is looking south you can see that this is where Italy ends and Switzerland begins this is the magical place and talking about I want to tell you about this because this trip perfectly encapsulates what I think as my recipe for escape I use the word escape because it kind of feels like I’m running running away from something running away from some incessant pull to do things some pressure that tells me to work and produce and do more it’s this constant call to perform for society I kind of love it in fact this isn’t a bad thing this pressure this intensity it keeps us all working but the only way that I can really keep going keep grinding is if I can escape to pull away and to run away from everything just for a while so let me tell you my ingredients for a real escape number one and the most important foundational ingredient is mountains the best escapes happen in the mountains he doe sn’t have to be the mountains of northern Italy or Switzerland any mountain range will do I have found escape in mountains from Oregon to Utah to Spain to Guatemala even the little mountains near where I live on the east coast of the United States Mountains are a perfect place to escape

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The mountains are like a filter a border if you will they block out busyness there’s nothing busy happening in the mountains everything looks like this [Music] it’s quiet there’s always following water there’s always mist there’s fog and there are always ecosystems that manifest themselves in extremes extremely sharp Peaks giving way to extremely steep slopes extremely blue water extremely yellow trees we explored lots of mountains the second ingredient happens atop the mountain it’s the mountain village like this one where the people have been quietly living their lives for ages there’s no hustle up here there’s no grind there’s no one trying to climb any ladder it is so quiet I haven’t heard this sort of silence for like a year or more it’s so there’s no one doing what I’ve been doing for the past seven years which is hustling and grinding to make something big in some big system no one is doing that here they’re just doing this we hit a lot of these little villages on this trip just a few kilometers over the Swiss border you can see this one it’s called so glial and it was one of my favorite places of the trip if not this entire year we spent the day running down these trails convincing our children that these rocks are actually a playground and finishing the day with a dinner that looked over these mountains the town was silent empty we were eating Italian food but we were in Switzerland it was perfect ingredient number three is unplanned adventure my life is really tightly planned I have two children and I work like three jobs every day I make lists of exactly what I can get done in eight and a half hours and then I work focusing on each of these items down to the minute so for me escape looks like this see that little tiny church all the way up there it’s right there yep we’re gonna turn and we’re gonna hike and we’re gonna discover a way to get up to that mountain do you think we can make it happen or no so yeah you can point it a church on a mountain and just decide that you want to hike to it maybe you’ll make it maybe you won’t I can tell we’re in the right place because if I look up through the crack up there we’re getting closer and closer these unplanned adventures are for some reason incredibly restorative and satisfying for me we made it up to this level church that I later learned was called San Martino I had no idea of the kids would be able to make it up the side of the mountain but they did it and they did a great job which made it even more exciting for some reason the spontaneity and unplanned nature of this adventure made it all the more exciting and all the more restorative for my brain

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] ingredient number four lakes and fairies when I was dating is and I looked like this I would go up to visit her in Washington Washington State she lived across the water from Seattle so I’d go across these ferries a lot I learned to really love ferries giant boats that are often a major mode of transportation for the locals they’re cheap they’re frequent and they’re totally local no frills just a bunch of people trying to get around the place they live in the ferries in Lake Como bounce around to different villages you can even take your car on to these ferries which for some reason feels kind of awesome you can also get around on another kind of boat [Music] having a boat to yourself also touches on the previous ingredient of unplanned adventure feels like the epitome of escape you’re cruising around a lake wherever you want you find a village that looks cool and you end up parking in the public dock and running around [Music] until we decide to jump back on the boat and do it again this was our chosen splurge for the trip and it was well worth it my favorite part about how we got this boat is you just find a local guy at a dock and ask if he can rent his boat and he tells you yes and before you know it you’re cruising the last ingredient is one that I have a hard time quantifying I don’t know what to call it or how to even think about it but I’m going to call it moving through mountains in any way any fashion any mode of transportation with your legs with a train with a car just moving through big mountains watching Peaks and mountain rivers move by you as you traverse the large daunting mountains mountain roads always look like they were designed to be art but somehow they’re incredibly functional to get you up the steep grade and across the mountain pass [Music] first we drove through these mountains the boys listening to an audio book about a frog in a toad and is and I having long conversations about big things and little things connecting and dreaming about the future moving through these mountains does something to my brain and I can’t really describe it but it’s good it’s really good just over the border from Italy into Switzerland you can get on a train that takes you over the Swiss Alps when you’re on a train like this surrounded by large mountains and moving through them for me my mind is forced to be right here I’d successfully escaped any pressure any of that pulling stress that makes you think about the thing you have to do it was all gone we got off in a little town called post gavel which had a river with water that was so blue it seemed unfair we found a little town square and wandered the town before getting back on the train and making the journey back and let me remind you that it doesn’t have to be these quaint beautiful world-renowned Alps moving through any mountain range in a train or in a car or hiking has the same effect for me it’s that mountain effect the mountains somehow always filter the world away from me now I love cities and beaches but when my chest is tight and my brain is buzzing with stress I know it’s time for an escape so this is my recipe for escape Mountain Village unplanned adventures waters and boats and moving through mountains it’s like medicine for me it cures an overworked brain and helps me truly restore myself and reinvigorate the relationships with my family a very big thank you to peak design for sponsoring this video peak design makes a bag that I have been using for years ever since I started really doing travel filmmaking and traveling a lot it’s a very smart camera bag as well as a bag that I use for a lot of other things that have nothing to do with cameras they just launched the version 2 of their everyday bag which is the bag I’ve been using for years and they sent me one it’s still got a lot of the smart design stuff from the original but it’s got some upgrades that are pretty cool and I’ve been having a really fun time playing around with weatherproof coating it’s got some other kind of subtle design tweaks in terms of the cuts and the where the zipper is and exactly where the pockets are it’s got magnets in the backs of the straps and so the straps kind of lay like perfectly flat against the back it’s little smart features like that that really keep me coming back to peak design they designed a tripod earlier this year that has become my new travel tripod I use it for every project and with this new bag they increased the size of the water bottle container so now you can slip the tripod into it and it won’t like swing out for loic’s your support I use this little key fob and wrap it around the tripod and connect it to a little Universal peak connector right there so this is the new peak design everyday bag this is the 30 liter and it’s just a comfortable smart bag that’s very durable so thanks peak design as a part of this new launch they also have a smaller version which is this zip design which is a little bit different and I’ve been using that as I’ve been traversing around it through my drone in here and then of course their sling which is if I’m just using the drone and going out and kind of exploring with the drone and maybe like one lens or something that I can throw in here this thing is fantastic it’s super small and easy and it’s just a sling that goes around I have been using this stuff long before they ever sponsored by videos and can say they’re great so check out the link in my description and you can go over to peak design check out these bags and hopefully you like them as much as I do thank you peak design for sponsoring this video and thank you for watching this piece on my trip to Italy and Switzerland it was really kind of my way of articulating this feeling of escape that I could have yearned for after long periods of work and I hope you enjoyed it I’ll see you next time

Holiday Seasons – Has Arrived

Excitement Begins

Holiday Season. 🌲 🐨❄☃ Come Month of November the excitement starts to be seen comming far from the North Pole. Towards the end of November. All the Homes,Shops,Malls, Junctions starts preparing the arrival of the Holiday Seasons. What is the significance of this holiday season? Is it that people don’t take vacations all year round? Or aren’t there public holidays at different times during the year? . Ahh The term Holiday Seasons gives so much satisfaction. This is generally used by North American a time they start their way back to their homes and families to take part in the Comming celebration and holidays . Starting from the Thanksgiving day to the excitement top reaching the New year week Celebrations.

The lights,colours,colder winter breeze , joy of singing ,dancing , exicitement the part of sharing ,caring endless Love to the family and all the people’s nearby . This is the main attraction of this season.

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Many businesses in the UK close completely during this time and employees take the whole time off as holiday. In the UK and in other English speaking countries, We hear more of the “festive season”, which starts developing Thru Christmas until the start of the New Year, or the “Christmas holidays”, which is the week lasting from Christmas Eve to New Year.

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.               This covers many of the most important holidays in American culture, when most people in the USA and Canada are likely to travel back to their home town or take time off to spend time with their family.  People talk about the “festive season”, which covers the build up to Christmas until the start of the New Year, or the “Christmas holidays”, which is the week lasting from Christmas Eve to New Years Day. Many businesses in the UK close completely during this time and employees take the whole time off as holiday.

Take a look at which holidays take place during the “holiday season.

1) Thanksgiving.

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Traditionally, people would come together to give thanks for a good harvest and today, people still enjoy a big meal with their family and community. The main part of the meal is usually turkey, accompanied by dishes made from seasonal vegetables such as pumpkin. This is a national holiday in the USA and Canada that takes place on the fourth Thursday of November each year.

2)Hanukkah.

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What is Hanukkah? The word means “rededication” and honours the Jews’ struggle for religious freedom more than 2,500 years ago. It dates back to two centuries before the beginning of Christianity. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday celebrated in either November or December. The Festival of Lights began on the evening of Sunday, December 2, and ends on the evening of Monday, December 10.On each of the eight nights of Hanukkah, a candle is lit in a menorah (candelabra) called a hanukkiyah. While one legend says that the one container of oil stayed alight for eight days, another said that the uprising found eight iron spears and put candles in them, and used them for lighting up the temple. The tradition is celebrated today, and the candles are typically lit left to right and placed in the front windows of houses.

3) Christmas.

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Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God. The name ‘Christmas‘ comes from the Mass of Christ (or Jesus). A Mass service (which is sometimes called Communion or Eucharist) is where Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life. The  meaning of Christmas is to cheer people up during a cold and depressing time of year. That means lots of food, getting together with family and friends, giving each other gifts, being kind to others, and helping those in need. This comes in the month of December on 25th . The Christmas season, also called the holiday season (often simply called the holidays), or the festive season, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries .
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4) New year’s

New Year’s Day, also simply called New Year or New Year’s, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar. In pre-Christian Rome under the Julian calendar, the day was dedicated to Janus, god of gateways and beginnings, for whom January is also named. New Year’s Day is a national holiday celebrated on January 1st, the first day of the New Year, following both the Gregorian and the Julian calendar. This New Years’ holiday is often marked by fireworks, parades, and reflection upon the last year while looking ahead to the future’s possibilities. New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count … Other cultures observe their traditional or religious New Years Day according to their own customs, sometimes in … gather at home and sit around with their families and relatives, catching up on what they have been doing.

There are countries like ChinaKorea (N/S), Vietnam which celebrate a new year on different dates. But there is a country having more than half of dozen of days people celebrate as a new year day, from January to December; all year around.  New Year’s Day, also simply called New Year or New Year’s, is observed on January 1, the first …. Chinese New Year is celebrated in some countries around the East Asia, including China. … South Koreans also celebrate solar New Year’s Day on January 1 each year, …. Whoever wins expects luck for the whole year.

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Wishing all a Happy New Year .our dialogues continues, Comming soon Celeberation of new year in different countries…..

Best Way TO Plan All My Trips

Planning your Next Destination

Travelling bring us Memories of our existence in the palm of the beautiful nature we live.But Trip planning can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? What’s next step………..and so on So Let’s Start

Decide

Decide Now where you want to go ? Picking a destination is immensely important, as it gives you a definite goal. Not only will your trip become more concrete for you and easier to commit to, but it will make planning easier as well…

Plan Your Finance So you know where you’re going and how long you’ll be there, Now your next task is to find the costs , how much money you need?, In your destination what is the style of travel you want. eg. luxury hotels? Hostels, Hotels, Restaurants,Mode Of Travels and Attractions? Plan your Cost.

Google prices for specific things you want to do
Ask on community websites like our forum and Facebook group
Buy a guidebook.
You can begin with my travel guide section.

TRAVEL LITNERARY

Buy Travel Card/Credit Card which Helps to save Money

While you’re working to save money, get a travel credit card so you can earn sign-up bonuses to redeem miles and points for free flights and hotel stays.

Always look For The Last-Minute Deals:-Before you go buy that flight or book that hotel, check for deals you might have missed, It may be That Cheap Flight Tickets Holiday Offers

Bookings of Flights / Accommodation Set schedule, feel free to book accommodation for the duration of your trip, but if you are going to be traveling long-term, book just the first few days. Once you know the dates you’ll be in your destination,

 Plan Your Activities

  1. Do Required Shopping for Travellings. Eg. Amazon
  2. Pack your Requirements
  3. Important Things to Carry while packing
  • Travel Back-pack or suitcase + daypack.
  • Packing Cubes to organize everything.
  • Packable Jacket – Must have Wrinkle Free Travel Clothes.
  • Comfortable Walking – Waterproof Shoes.
  • Light Weight (Compact) Camera.
  • Multi-port Cables to charge electronics – compact and versatile.
  • Universal Adaptor and converter combo

Essentials Visuals

FAQs about  Packing/Requirements

1.How much liquid can you take on a plane? The liquids restrictions have been in place for many years now, but there’s still some confusion . You are permitted to bring liquids in containers of 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less, and all containers must fit in a one quart (about one liter) clear zip-top bag. A 5 ounce container will not be allowed, even if it only has 1 ounce of liquid in it.

2.Can you take a razor through security? You are permitted to bring liquids in containers of 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less, and all containers must fit in a one quart (about one liter) clear zip-top bag. A 5 ounce container will not be allowed, even if it only has 1 ounce of liquid in it.

3)Can you take food on an airplane? In general, food is allowed in your carry-on. However, it must meet the liquids restrictions. Food or beverages in frozen form are allowed, but only if they are completely frozen when you go through the TSA security check.

4.Can you bring a lighter on a plane? You can take a lighter on an airplane in your carry-on, but usually only one is permitted. It’s also worth noting that lighters can only be in your checked luggage if they have no fuel in them.

5.Keep ID and money in your carry-on bag Always keep all of your identification in your carry-on. Even if you’re flying internationally so you have your passport with you, don’t pack your driver’s license in your checked bag. Money, credit cards, jewelry, or anything else of monetary value should never be packed in your checked bag

6.Take medications in your carry-on bag Do you have any essential medications that you take on a regular basis? Don’t just pack what you need for your flight in your carry-on, put it all in there . If your medication is liquid or you need to carry needles, get a letter from your doctor. 

7.Bring electronics and fragile items in your carry-on bag Electronics and other fragile items could easily break during any part of the travel process, from the moment you hand over your bag until it finally arrives on the luggage carousel. Laptops also have lithium batteries, which are generally not allowed in checked luggage due to fire risk. Another good reason to keep laptops in your carry on baggage.

Recheck all the Essentials Carried

All Set Not Yet still missing some.

Yes still some more Essentials remaining , Comming up in our Next editions .plz do follow back and keep yourself updated for more information to be A Smart Traveller. Next Page…..

Happy Planning

Places to visit This Season

Window of oppurtunity to Travel

Winter Destinations

Prices make European travel wallet-friendly in November, December, January and February. Via Europe’s train network you can explore countries at your leisure, meeting locals going about their daily business away from the often-frenetic summer tourist season. It’s an inspiring time to visit grand cities and charming villages: with fewer queues you can fit more into your itinerary, and off-season accommodation

Vienna

Enchanting Vienna

Vienna. Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm.

Spain

Vibrant Spain

Spain rich in tradition and modernity can also be seen in its innovative and imaginative gastronomy, based on fresh garden produce, fresh fish, a wide variety of sausages and olive oil. Traditional handmade cakes and pastries and sparkling wines are some of the other highlights in this brief overview of Barcelona’s

Greece

Clutural Greece

Western culture are in Greece. Step into the ring where Olympians first competed. Socialising is more than a pastime in Greece – it’s a way of life. Cafes overflow with youngsters gossiping or older locals in heated debate. Restaurants are filled with long tables for big gatherings and friends amble arm in arm down the street.
Top attractions in Greece
1. Ancient Olympia
2. Ancient Mycenae
3 .Palace of Knossos

4. Mystras
5. Sanctuary of Apollo
6. Acropolis Museum
7. Acropolis

8. Ancient Delos
9. GAZI, KERAMIKOS & METAXOURGIO

10. Delphi Archaeological Museum,DELPHI

Romania

Charming Romania

Romania offers countless unique travel experiences that are waiting to be discovered.A journey of three of four hours, by car or train, can take you from the Danube River to a beautiful, intact, medieval town; from Bucharest – Romania’s capital city – to the Black Sea;the essence of Romania,a dynamic country rich in history, arts and scenic beauty

Italy

Romantic Italy

Italy,The capital is Rome, one of the oldest of the world’s great cities and a favourite of visitors, who go there to see its great monuments and works of art as well as to enjoy the city’s famed dolce vita, or “sweet life.” Other major cities include the industrial and fashion centre of Milan; Genoa, a handsome port on the Ligurian Gulf; the sprawling southern metropolis of Naples; Surrounded by Rome is an independent state, Vatican City, which is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church and the spiritual home of Italy’s overwhelmingly Catholic population.

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