It’s one of the rainiest summers on record and in dire need of some sun and warmth, I was still wary about traveling during this Covid pandemic. I was invited to join dear friends on their annual trip to Croatia, but my mind went around in circles: Is it selfish to travel during this time? […]
I was reading one of my favorite blogs for hiking inspiration when I came across this blog post and instantly like the photos of the area. After a bit of research, I found a hike in the area that would take me across Pragelpass- from one valley (Muotathal, Canton Schwyz) to the next (Klöntal, Canton […]
Earlier this year I decided I needed to hike up to the top of the highest mountain in the Canton of Zurich. It happens to not even be that far away from where I live, so on a hot and muggy morning I headed to the trailhead and started hiking. At 1,292 m (4,239 ft) […]
14 years ago, I visited the open-air museum which features reconstructions of stilt houses from the Stone and Bronze Ages on Lake Constance. Since 2001, these have been a Unesco World Heritage site. I don’t remember much of this visit except that we were herded through and that it was a hot day. I had […]
As soon as Lockdown ended and places began to reopen, I ventured out to the botanical garden in Grüningen. The garden was founded in 1961, as a private garden with a large collection of trees and shrubs. Now it is a quiet place to walk in peace.
We were a couple of weeks into lockdown when one of my oldest friends sent me a picture with the note “Do you remember this hike?” I looked at the photo and smiled. It was taken on our hike through the Dolomites three years ago. I answered saying that I was thinking about another long-distance […]