A much needed vacation week has now concluded and overall the trip was very successful. Given the current events happening in Nice and Turkey, I'm glad that there were no flight delays or other impacts.
From a travel planning perspective, I couldn't have been more pleased. 2nd Class Swiss Travel passes were used for four days and provided excellent value traveling between Bellinzona, Murren, and Zurich. A side trip to Baden was even possible. I chose Booking.com for the lodging reservations and points for the final night with no problems (I've found excellent value using the site in the past) - the train pass also included the Swiss Museum Pass and access to all local transport. Flights were booked using United miles (60,000 r/t) with limited taxes on Swiss and UA. Choices for stays this trip included:
The weather cooperated for the most part and there were splendid views and pictures possible. The time always flies by too quickly - looking forward to another excursion back soon!