living the swiss life

Posted on Oct 17, 2012

the-romantic-the-winoIt’s pretty clear that our minds have gone to Switzerland well before our trip is even close to beginning. Though we’re back in busy season at work, we spend any possible free second sending each other emails, daydreaming about our trip and discussing all the amazing places we want–no, NEED–to visit.

Though we’ve already established that most of our budget will be going toward alcohol activities rather than accommodations (see: laws to travel by #27), we can’t help but explore all of our options.

Though lately, because we’re daydreamers by nature, we’ve been scouring all kinds of places we’d want to stay if finances weren’t an issue. We know, very productive…but most recently, our sights have fallen on the options featured on FlipKey.

Apartment rentals are all the rage with the traveling kids these days, and we can see why–what you lack in concierge services and room service, you make up for in spades with a comfy environment that makes you feel a little bit closer to the local culture.

So, without further ado, we present to you:

Our dream accommodations in Switzerland.

 1. A chalet in the Alps.

I mean, duh, right? You can guarantee that if we were traveling with a group of skiiers, this would be our very first booking. We can’t really warrant a full chalet for two, but girls can dream, right?

2. A Lakefront View

We’re basing most of our itinerary around Lake Geneva, so…we’d like to SEE Lake Geneva. Luckily, many of FlipKey’s apartments fit the bill. Ahthankyou.

3. European Charm

There’s a reason we keep returning to Europe over and over again. We’re suckers for charming little streets and even more charming little houses.

4. A Swiss Villa

Ok, so this is probably the furthest from our baby budget, buuuut, a girl wants what a girl wants. And we want.

Stay tuned as we narrow done our search and actually (GASP) start to plan our little trip. And if anyone wants to chip in for the chalet, you know where to find us.


the romantic & the wino

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Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in the lazy travelers take switzerland | 19 comments


  1. Haha :-) love this list, which one is your favourite? I think it’s really hard to choose between the Chalet & the Lakefront view
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  2. Hey guys! Have you checked out airbnb? I just used it for a long weekend in Paris and found a great deal. Had an apartment right on the Quai St. Michel across from Notre Dame and paid just a fraction of what a hotel would cost.

    I think you guys should give it a try and then write up a review!

    • thanks, mj! there are a lot of really great hotel alternatives these days!

  3. I say find a lakefront, charming European chalet!
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  4. I’m down with numbers 1 or 3. Call me when you decide. I’ll be there lickedly-split.
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    • if we were smart, we really would have coordinated this whole swiss takedown more effectively.
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  5. I say do a Kickstarter and go for the villa!! 😉
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  6. The best part of planning a trip can be picking out some fab accommodations! Not that I know so much about that lately, but this pictures are reminding me of what else I used to love about traveling. So excited to watch your trip unfold! :)
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    • we spend a significant chunk of our day sending each other links that are switzerland-related! can’t stop planning! totally going against our lazy travelers mentality…xoxo

  7. Hard to choose!!! Enjoy it!
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    • ohhh dont you worry, raul, we most certainly will! xoxo

  8. I love me some FlipKey accommodations! Haven’t had a bad experience yet. I want to see pictures of you all drinking cocoa in that chalet!
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  9. this will be a tough decision. i’ll let you know my verdict tomorrow AM. just going to sleep on it is all. can you blame me? it IS all 3 of to consider?!
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  10. I have never been to Switzerland, but I love to ski, so I look forward to your posts. Happy planning!
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