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 much …

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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 …

A Weekend in Scotland: Edinburgh + a day trip through the Highlands

Scotland is a beautiful, cultured country. We went as part of a trip to Bristol, England. We got a very cheap flight to Bergen, Norway (less than $200 RT!), and booked a second flight from Bergen to Edinburgh. This is a great trick for getting cheap RT tickets to Europe. It’s the create-your-own-connecting-flight strategy 😉 …