Hiking

From the slopes of the Matterhorn to a glacier in the French Alps

Gelmerbahn, The Steepest Funicular In Europe

When we lived in the States, we didn't have a habit of seeking out the oldest, tallest, or biggest of anything, at least not intentionally.  If we did happen to visit a site qualifying as such, it was typically a natural phenomenon, like the world's largest sp...

5-Seenweg (Five Lakes) Hike

The Alps surrounding the town of Zermatt, Switzerland offer lots of great options for hiking.  One of the most popular is the 5-Seenweg, or Five Lakes Trail.  Part of its popularity lies in the fact that it isn't terribly difficult, a cable car in Zermatt offe...
Panorama of Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland

Aletsch Glacier Hike

Since the day we arrived in Switzerland, I've been anxious to visit Aletsch Glacier - the largest glacier in the Alps.  If you've seen photos of it or visited it, you'll know it's spectacular!  We'd been holding off on visiting until the summer so we could not...

Vaduz Castle, Liechtenstein

Travis makes fun of my fascination with tiny things. I've always loved browsing the dollhouse furniture section at the local craft stores, my most used cheese grater is only 2 inches tall, and I always cook with the smallest pot possible.  Maybe that explains ...

Schwarzsee to Brecca Gorge Hike

Some of you might have read a post awhile back about my trip to Pruszowice, Poland with a couple of friends, R & D.  We all stayed at D's family home in Pruszowice with her mom and sisters, and I spent an amazing day in D's mom's pottery studio (Urszula Bu...