Grindelwald First: Switzerland’s mountaintop playground

Switzerland is such a strange wonderful place that not only do they make it so easy for you to get to the top of every towering mountain, but they also give you toys and games at the top! When you want to take a break from hiking and just ride really fast down the sideContinue reading “Grindelwald First: Switzerland’s mountaintop playground”

A Weekend in St. Gallen, Switzerland

During our two glorious weeks gallivanting through Switzerland, we spent a weekend in historic St. Gallen. Its main attraction — the library in the Abbey of St. Gallen — was something Neal was really looking forward to. It did not disappoint. But St. Gallen also acts as a great hub for other short trips exploringContinue reading “A Weekend in St. Gallen, Switzerland”

Travel Photography: Oeschinensee, Switzerland

Oeschinensee, known as Switzerland’s most beautiful lake, lives up to the hype. This lake is nestled in the mountains surrounded by waterfalls. We managed to get some really beautiful shots and wanted to share them here. Enjoy! First, we took the early train to Kandersteg in an attempt to avoid the crowds. It worked, despiteContinue reading “Travel Photography: Oeschinensee, Switzerland”

Caves, Castles and Covered Bridges: A Tour Around Stunning Lake Thun

Lake Thun is a beautiful lake to the west of Interlaken, Switzerland. There are numerous small towns along the shores and just gorgeous places to take in the view. We made our way around Lake Thun (pronounced “Tune”) stopping first at St. Beatus Caves, then at Oberhofen Castle, then the town of Thun. Here’s theContinue reading “Caves, Castles and Covered Bridges: A Tour Around Stunning Lake Thun”

Chur: 24 Hours in the Oldest Town in Switzerland

Sometimes I like to pretend NYC is an old city. I mean, come on, people started living here IN THE 1600s!! Yeah, I know, Europeans have bread older than that. And Switzerland is no exception. We got up close and personal with Switzerland’s oldest city, Chur, for 24 hours on our trip throughout the country.Continue reading “Chur: 24 Hours in the Oldest Town in Switzerland”

Our Favorite Things To See, Do and Eat in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Picturesque does not even begin to describe the scene in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. We agonized over where to have our homebase for a week in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. Lauterbrunnen turned out to be a gem of a location. With glorious mountain and waterfall views, easy access to trains, lots of restaurants, and aContinue reading “Our Favorite Things To See, Do and Eat in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland”

Hiking the Swiss Alps: Northface Trail Photo Guide

Neal and I hiked over 100km while we were in Switzerland! We did several hikes in Zermatt and the Lauterbrunnen area. I think, of all the hikes, our favorite was the Northface Trail. It had stunning backdrops, interesting varied trail and it took you from one village to another. This trail is an absolute MUSTContinue reading “Hiking the Swiss Alps: Northface Trail Photo Guide”

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”