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. But …

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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 camera …

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 and …

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 a …

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 in …

Our 2-week Whirlwind Itinerary Through Switzerland

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know we just got back from an amazing, long, wonderful 2-week vacation in Switzerland. The country is full of incredible alpine views, livestock roaming everywhere, cheese and chocolate, and a diverse tourist population. Though we like a certain level of spontaneity in our trips, we did …