For me, the journey is always part of the holiday, and also part of the photographic experience. The camera is always within easy reach in a pocket if not in my hand; at the airport, at the station and on the train. From Geneva airport the train we regularly use goes through prime wine growing areas, skirting the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) passing through Lausanne and Montreux to Martigny and from there up the Rhone valley to Visp where we change trains to reach Zermatt.
It seems that every available space is terraced for vines, and if not for vines then the valley floor is peppered with orchards of fruit trees. In winter (but not this one) snow will often reach down to the valley floor and produce stark landscapes – patchwork quilts perhaps – of the precisely planted vines (see above).
This last image has been processed to give the impression of speed. I made a selection of the rail tracks and added motion blur, and then inverted the selection to allow the upper half of the image to be separately processed to produce a sharper and more vibrant result.