With all the recent snow and cold causing mass delays and cancellations to rail and air connections, staying put for the remainder of the year doesnt seem such a bad idea after all. Numerous fantastic trips spiced up my travel calendar in 2009. The following places made up some of my favorite destinations over the past year. What were yours?
Lucerne, Switzerland a last minute invitation saw me hop the train to meet up with a friend who had met the New Year there. The citys January 1st fireworks were supposed to be a big deal, but being happily ensconced in the warmth of the Mr. Pickwick Pub, we missed them completely. Our highlight? A day out on the beautiful Mount Pilatus, reached by cable car, followed by a toboggan ride down. Tip: jeans make a poor choice of clothing for this particular outing.