How to Visit Switzerland’s Lavaux Vineyards

The Lavaux vineyards on the Swiss Riviera will take your breath away. Even if you’re an old hand at visiting wine regions in other parts of the world, the sheer immensity of the vineyards spreading in tiered levels around you is a totally unique experience. If you don’t believe me,…

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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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Day Trip from Austin, Part IV: North to Georgetown

Georgetown Winery

It’s here, the final day trip from Austin. We’re heading north to Georgetown, Texas! I’ve already posted about going South to New Braunfels, West to breweries, and East to parks so it’s only fitting to end with a day trip that incorporates a little bit of everything in its own…

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