It's the countries that rank low on the happiness index that I've found to be the friendliest.
This city can be experienced on the cheap or in pure indulgent luxury.
It pays to have a head for heights for a summer in charming rural Switzerland.
In this Swiss town, winter tourism began with a bet - If you don't enjoy it, you don't have to pay for it.
You don't have to carry a tent to enjoy some of the best hikes in the world.
After an exhilarating day in old Zurich, looking at galleries and eating fine Swiss chocolates and sausages, Sally Webb reflects in her hotel suite's hot tub.
Dining with the culinary emperor.
Many of us enjoy a holiday in warm weather, but visit these destinations if you want to take it to extremes.
First glance of Alpine country will take your breath away, for Switzerland is the most achingly beautiful country on this planet; with air so clean it's rejuvenating to inhale; even its chocolate tastes healthy. Ride furniculars that cut through mountains to castles made of ice. Hear cowbells chime through lush green valleys dreams are made of. Meander its idyllic towns and sleep in fairy-tale like chalets.