Natural Wonders

From raging waterfalls and Europe’s longest glacier to pristine national parks and protected biosphere reserves

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...

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...

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...