Finally! The U.S. dollar is strong now giving you the perfect opportunity to visit notoriously expensive Switzerland. Summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy the Alps in all their glory. With snow-capped peaks year round, expansive views, glaciers, and stunning lakes, you won’t want to leave. Best of all, with these hotel deals and free activities like hiking, you can actually afford it.
What a year! 2014 was full of ups and downs for me. To be perfectly honest, I’m ready to bid adieu to this bipolar year — but I’ll admit the amount of travel I did was a highlight. I have no intention of keeping up this pace of travel ever again. I had ~150 days on the road, spread across 11 countries. Some of those
Everyone raves about the beauty of Switzerland, but few talk about the adrenaline rush. Travelers save stories of epic mountain adventures for destinations like New Zealand, Patagonia, and the Himalayas. For some reason, Switzerland is left out from a worthy conversation on alpine excitement and instead is known for its (equally worthy) scenic train rides, downhill skiing, and expensive pricing. I’m hear to set the story straight: there is
Chances are, you’ve heard of the TV show The Amazing Race. Pairs race around the world, not knowing where they’re headed or how long they’ll be there. There are challenges — planned and unplanned — every day and teams are eliminated when they don’t do well until one team is named the winner. Well, what if you could be on The Amazing Race without the
Think back to your first trip to Europe: where did you go? what did you do? and what do you remember most vividly? If your trip was anything like mine, the focus was on being able to say “been there, done that” instead of creating lasting memories. I simply followed the guidebook’s recommendations, enjoyed a few moments thoroughly, and came home wondering why on earth I
In the time leading up to my Competitours trip, a million people asked me what I was most excited for on the trip and I wasn’t sure how to respond. I was looking forward to my time abroad — I was going to Europe after all! — but I had no idea where I’d be going or what I’d be doing once I was there. To be honest, I
In January, my husband and I spent a four-day weekend driving from Bozeman, Montana to Spokane, Washington and exploring a few spots inbetween. Even though we never intended this trip to be a “vacation” (we had some personal business in the area), I had hoped to return to the blog with stories about gorgeous scenery, interesting communities, and small town charms. Instead, I was really