Video: Ski trip to Klewenalp Stockhütte

Days are getting shorter and shorter and temperatures are slowly, but steadily dropping. Winter is well on its way to the Northern hemisphere. I’m already dreaming about snowy sunny winter days at the ski slopes. While counting the days till then, I’m reminiscing about my past ski trips, more precisely about one particular trip – trip to Klewenalp Stockhütte in Central Switzerland where I’ve skied on a sunny day in March.

Want to know more about this trip of mine? Click on this link and read all about it!

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Active While Traveling: Announcing the Winner

Last week I’ve asked you about your favourite memories of being active on your trips and travels and you’ve responded. I have had a great time reading your stories, so thank you your contributions! Now, it is time to announce the winner. The winner is (drum-role please)… Katy from Untold Morssels, with her blog post about exploring Copenhagen by bike. Congratulations Katy!

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Hiking the Grosser Mythen

1st August is Swiss National Day – the public holiday celebrating the foundation of Swiss Confederation. On that particular day in 1291 the representatives of three original cantons Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden (today split into Obwalden and Nidwalden) formed an alliance. This action is now regarded as the founding of Switzerland and is annually celebrated all across Switzerland with different events and fireworks.

My husband and I spent this year’s the Swiss National Day in a very Swiss way: we went hiking. Our destination was 1.898 m high mountain Grosser Mythen located in canton Schwyz. Continue reading

Prize Draw: Active While Traveling

If you follow my blog, you’ve probably noticed I enjoy being active on my trips and travels. To mention just few of my favourite sweat-filled activities: hiking the glacier in Iceland, cycling in Kyoto, skiing in the shadow of mighty Matterhorn, sledding at Mt. Rigi and many more. While you can read all about those travel memories on my blog, I would like to hear from you about your favourite active trips and travels! To encourage you to share your stories with me, one of the posts will receive the perfect active traveling companion as a prize. The Aaptiv App – great for on-the-go sweat sessions, an on-demand audio fitness app that combines the guidance of a personal trainer with different workout programs.

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Mt Pilatus hike

Like every year in the summer, my husband’s parents came to visit us in Lucerne. Because they recently got crazy about hiking, their visit was supposed to be a series of hiking trips around Swiss Alps. Unfortunately due to the rainy weather, we’ve only managed to do one hiking trip. This was the trip to Pilatus, Lucerne’s home mountain.

Scenic Alpine landscape at Mt Pilatus

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Cows of Switzerland – Part 3

Swiss cows are essential part of Swiss culture and landscape – so important, it is hard to imagine Switzerland without its cows. Did you know more than 700.000 cows live in Switzerland? Here are some of those amazing animals I’ve had a pleasure to meet on my trips around Switzerland accompanied with some interesting facts about them:

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  • The most common cow breeds in Switzerland are Simmental cattle, Brown Swiss cattle, Holstein cattle and Eringer cattle.

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