Hiking

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

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...

UNESCO Alps Hike to Obersteinberg

The town of Stechelberg in Switzerland is just a smattering of quaint country homes, a restaurant, and limited tourist lodging, all tucked almost secretly away between the imposing canyon walls of Lauterbrunnen Valley. It's where the road essentially ends, at ...

Our First Swiss Camping Trip

Lauterbrunnen Valley is arguably one of the most beautiful regions in Switzerland.  It's definitely one of our personal favorites.  After first visiting it during the spring, Travis and I vowed to come back later in the year to do some hiking and camping in La...

St. Beatus vs the Dragon

After several weeks of pretty spectacular sunny weather in our little Swiss valley, we knew our luck couldn't hold out.  But we were still bummed when the sun fled with the arrival of our weekend, bearing gloomy gray skies and rain.  It was our roommate, Ginta...

Staubbach Falls & Grindelwald

Despite waking up to a thick, murky ocean of fog lurking in our Swiss valley, we took off for a drive to get out of the house.  Randomly heading north toward Interlaken, Travis pulled off the highway onto an exit so we could check out a map.  Deciding to just ...

This Just In: Rat Terrier Climbs A Mountain

A couple of weeks ago at a friend's birthday party, we mentioned that we'd recently spent a day hiking the Alps at Jaun Pass to a mutual friend, Michael.  While we'd had an enjoyable day at Jaun Pass, we still felt like we hadn't experienced the Swiss Alps off...

The Grande Cariçaie

Wherever we travel, we're always on the lookout for animals, hoping to spot a black bear foraging for berries, elk browsing, or otters playing in the waves.  Even a surprise visit from a curious wee mouse in our campsite is enough to turn an ordinary night int...

Alps Hiking at Jaun Pass

After 2 months in Switzerland, our first foray into the Swiss Alps was a hiking trip to Jaun Pass in the canton of Bern.  It was high time to find some mountains that we've so far only seen from afar.  Every day from our house in Fribourg, we see the stark out...