Postcard from Pizol

My list of hikes I want to go on seems to grow by the month. The dreary and wet summer put a damper on my grand plans for this year’s hiking season, but looking back, I actually was able to go on some hikes that have been lurking on that list. The very popular hike […]

Larches in the Sun

It’s become somewhat of a tradition of mine to go to the Engadin in mid-October. It’s a welcome break before the holiday season begins, and I love the colored larches. Although you never quite know how vivid they will be. This year everything was a bit later than usual, but no less beautiful. One of […]

Early Autumn in Lavaux

The times I’ve taken the train which traverses the Lavaux wine region in Switzerland, made me vow I would hike through the vineyards. I had dreamed of hiking though peak foliage, but although I picked out a weekend at the beginning of October it is a bit of a gamble as each year is different. […]

Sellin Sunrises

The first morning I went down to the beach to take photos of the sunrise, I was already quite happy with what I saw. The lights on the pier were twinkling while the beach emitted a warm gray color. It was also the only morning I actually got to see the covered wicker beach seats […]

White Cliffs of Rügen

The white chalk cliffs on the German island of Rügen are the lesser-known counterpart to the cliffs in Dover but no less majestic. Since June 2011, the area has been a Unesco World Heritage Site. It’s possible to walk along the coast beneath the cliffs and enjoy them up close. Some people opt to see […]

ViaRhenana: Day 7

The first six segments of this hike along the Rhine River were multi-day hikes. The first hike was in summer and the second hike in late summer, early autumn. With three segments left, I tried to decide how I wanted to divvy up the last three days. In the end, the weather was forecasted to […]