Standing at the top of the hill over the Geneva panorama had an overwhelming power to make me feel insignificantly small. I was once again reminded that I am only one teeny-tiny speck on this earth and that there is so much more out there just waiting to be explored.

Feeling ambitious in Geneva one morning, I head out with my friend Julie for a brisk trot. Well what Julie considered to be a trot left me with aching legs for days .

We ran, we walked, we explored. We paused for photo opts and to taste the creamy chocolate of a decadent éclair. We had several close encounters with the local swans and tangled ourselves in some tantalizing trees. We even stumbled into a sweet reminder of home.


Jet d’Eau de Genève, Quai Gustave Ador, 1207 Genève

You can get up, close and personal on a dock leading to Geneva’s star attraction, its water fountain.

Baby Beach, Quai Gustave Ador 63, 1207 Genève

A sandy beach area with direct access to Lake Geneva, located right in the heart of Geneva.

Chemin Byron and Chemin de Ruth, 1223 Cologny

The small steep park where these two streets meet provided the best views of Lake Geneva that I was able to find.

American Food Ave. Cake Paradise, Chemin de la mairie 5, Cologny

A shop selling many known American brands and baking/cooking supplies.

Mr. Philippe Taillé, Rampe de Cologny 20, Cologny

A bakery offering a variety of quality pastries and teas.