Männlichen Royal Walk – A Short But Steep Hike in the Swiss Alps

steep slope up the Männlichen Royal Walk

The Männlichen Royal Walk in the Swiss Alps is a short but steep hike with great views and friendly cows. It’s only about a mile long but your calves will feel it! At the end of the “walk” there is a lookout point shaped like a crown where you can…

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Paragliding in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Paragliding in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

I really wanted the name of this post to be something less mundane because paragliding in Lauterbrunnen was anything but boring, and definitely deserves a pithier title! Here’s our experience though, in a straightforward nutshell so I figured I’d go with a straightforward title. There, now we’re done with the…

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The Best and Worst Towns of the Swiss Riviera

Lakeside promenade in Montreux, Switzerland

In this case, “worst” is very relative as I’m pretty sure every town in Switzerland belongs somewhere on Unesco’s World Heritage list. But for our trip we were looking for the best town to stay in as a base where we could day trip to others. In my research though,…

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Johnson City is the New Fredericksburg

Or rather, Johnson City is the OLD Fredericksburg. While Fredericksburg is still a nice place to visit, it has seen some changes over the years, from sleepy Texas town to mostly-sleepy-except-for-the-raging-tourist-invasion-that-is-Main-street. One of the big draws of Fredericksburg was the opportunity to visit the hill country wineries. When there were…

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Your Guide to Texas Hill Country Cycling

There’s really nothing like Texas hill country cycling – cruising peacefully down quiet backroads, with tall grass and wildflowers waving from the sidelines. If you have road bikes or even plain old commuter bikes, load them up and drive to Fredericksburg, Texas. Just a few blocks from the tourist hubbub…

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