Tag: Switzerland

Digging Up Grave Dirt

Digging Up Grave Dirt

  Despite the stunning serenity and vast vistas of Switzerland, one of the small country’s most striking features is its unusually beautiful graveyards. Visitors more familiar with the aged, dilapidated, and mossy cemeteries of their native countries are stunned by the polished headstones, vibrant,  flower . . . read more

Ice Capades

Ice Capades

From The Chronicles of Narnia to Frozen, people have long been fascinated by the harsh beauty of winter and by the wonder of snow castles. Beyond fairy-tale ice kingdoms, the world is full of genuine ice castles

Verbier: The Air is Swankier up Here

Verbier: The Air is Swankier up Here

The world-class ski resort of Verbier lies in the southwest of Switzerland in the canton of Valais. When it comes to skiing in Switzerland, no resort is more idyllic than Verbier. Although not a familiar name to many Americans, Verbier certainly does not go unnoticed. . . . read more

Stone Giants in China, Switzerland, India, and the USA

Stone Giants in China, Switzerland, India, and the USA

Stone giants reside around the world, waiting to be visited by tiny travelers. Whether in the form of an animal or a human, these giants humble their viewers. Each inspires awe for the unimaginable efforts of those who painstakingly carved these cliff colossi. Leshan Giant . . . read more

Wacky World Sports

Wacky World Sports

After you’ve achieved “cultural authenticity” by eating with your hands, experience something your hosts actually care about—their sports. Not your typical breed of athletics, these attractions are often an ancient cultural tradition of their host nation. TEJO: COLOMBIA Based on a sport played by Colombia’s . . . read more

Destination: Small-Town, Switzerland

Destination: Small-Town, Switzerland

A couple of summers ago, I took a ten-day trip to Europe with my best friend, Jess Ward. We went to Paris, Berlin, and London. But it turned out that some of the best days we had in Europe were on our two-day stopover in a remote village in Switzerland.