Natural Wonders

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

Aletsch Glacier Hike

Since the day we arrived in Switzerland, we've been excited about visiting Aletsch Glacier - the largest glacier in the Alps.  If you've seen photos of it or visited, you know it's spectacular! Thing is, the best time to visit is summer when you can see t...

Schwarzsee to Brecca Gorge Hike

When it comes to alpine trekking and mountain scenery, Switzerland is pretty unbeatable. One of the most stunningly beautiful treks in Europe is hiking Brecca Gorge, a valley in the Alps that was gouged out by glaciers thousands of years ago. Despite its beaut...

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...