Switzerland

Explore Switzerland, from the longest glacier in the Alps to its peculiar dead frog museum

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...

Teufelsbrücke, The Devil’s Bridge

As soon as we paid for our rather unpleasant night of camping at Lake Lucerne and were back on the road, our sense of adventure returned.  According to the website I'd found about Teufelsbrücke, it was only about 30 minutes from the lake, so we expected to be ...

Camping at Lake Lucerne

Finding a place to camp after spending the big 3-7 in Lucerne proved to be a frustrating experience.  We visited three separate campgrounds before finally finding a place to stay.  The first was right in town along the lake, but after driving through the small...

The Big 3-7 In Lucerne

A year ago, we were in Hawaii on a family vacation during my birthday.  It's still weird to think that just a year later, we're now living in Switzerland and can just drive a few hours to so many neat things!  Sometimes the only hard part is deciding. (more&h...
Picking strawberries at Erdbeerland, Switzerland

Lüdi’s “U-Pick” Strawberryland

It never seems like summer has officially arrived until strawberry season hits and suddenly u-pick fruit stands pop up everywhere.  In Eugene, we would either harvest our own garden or go to Detering Orchards anytime we needed a massive amount of apples, cherr...

Bern, City of Bears

Recently, Travis and I had the chance to tour Bern, Switzerland's capital city, which is frequently listed among the top ten best cities in the world to live.  Not only that, but our tour guide was the best kind - a local. Our tour guide was none other than t...