Book Review: The Girl With All The Gifts

by M. R. Carey The Girl With All The Gifts is about how humans and zombies alike navigate the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse and the ever-dwindling non-infected population. It takes place years after the first spores of the zombie fungus spread. The non-infected observe that not everyone that is infected reacts the same wayContinue reading “Book Review: The Girl With All The Gifts”

Birthday Bike Ride: Three Countries In One Day

Switzerland. Austria. Germany. Three countries along one fun, interesting bike ride. For my birthday this year, I knew we were going to be in Switzerland. Neal and I were trying to think what would be a great way to spend it. The first thing that came to mind was SPA. All day spa, baby. ButContinue reading “Birthday Bike Ride: Three Countries In One Day”

Losing Your Sh*t in Switzerland: My Experience With SBB Lost and Found

This is the story of what I lost and found in Switzerland, how SBB handled it and what I learned from my experience. Start from the beginning. About a month before we left for Switzerland, I bought a Sony Alpha a6000. I know, not top of the line, but it is the kind of cameraContinue reading “Losing Your Sh*t in Switzerland: My Experience With SBB Lost and Found”

A Weekend in Lucerne, Switzerland

At the beginning of our two week trip in Switzerland, we spent a weekend in Lucerne (aka Luzern). Lucerne is just an hour’s train ride from Zurich, so it’s an easy first stop out of the city. It’s a small, yet bustling, town. The train station is right next to the heart of Lucerne andContinue reading “A Weekend in Lucerne, Switzerland”

Is the Swiss Pass worth it? Our experience over 2 weeks in Switzerland

Everyone knows Switzerland has one of the best train systems in the world. What people don’t tell you is that it is dang expensive. But the trains are beautiful and the ease of not having to figure out directions is worth it to most. Plus, and more importantly, the train passes cover cable cars andContinue reading “Is the Swiss Pass worth it? Our experience over 2 weeks in Switzerland”

Hiking Zermatt: The Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge In The World!

Switzerland has a lot of amazing, gorgeous hikes. In Zermatt, we wanted to make sure we didn’t do only hikes that gave great views of the Matterhorn. We wanted to experience everything the area had to offer! So when we found the Europahutte trail to the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, we thought it was aContinue reading “Hiking Zermatt: The Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge In The World!”

Hiking Zermatt: 5 Lakes Trail

One of the places we were most excited about visiting on our 2-week trip through Switzerland was Zermatt. Zermatt boasts, of course, the Matterhorn, in all its huge rockface glory. I’ve seen many pictures, but when you’re in that tiny ski town with the Matterhorn hovering over you all day, you realize just how muchContinue reading “Hiking Zermatt: 5 Lakes Trail”

The Golden Round Trip: Mount Pilatus Photo Guide

A long, fabulous boat ride, a blood curdling funicular, one thrilling gondola ride, one relaxing gondola ride and a bus through town…this is The Golden Round Trip from Luzern to Mt. Pilatus and back via Kierns. And it is a MUST DO. When we look back on our two-week trip to Switzerland, The Golden RoundContinue reading “The Golden Round Trip: Mount Pilatus Photo Guide”

Book Review: They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

by Hanif Abdurraqib I know that I stopped thinking about extreme grief as the sole vehicle for great art when the grief started to take people with it.  They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us is a collection of essays by an author who grounds his memories and insights into life and race/religion relations inContinue reading “Book Review: They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us”