We love the Swiss burgers at Rando Burger in St-Cergue (they come with a view)

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The town of St-Cergue in the Canton of Vaud has a lot to offer: Skiing, hiking, and delicious burgers! Rando Burger is a local restaurant run by a couple...

9 contemporary Swiss graphic designers you need to know

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Switzerland's rich design culture stretches back through the 20th century. Following in these footsteps comes a new crop of young Swiss...
Schlossfestspiele Hagenwil

Why we will return to the annual theater festival at Hagenwil Castle

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When I first heard about Schlossfestspiele Hagenwil, I was sure it's an event for the kids. (I was wrong.) The most interesting theatrical...
Swiss Standard German

16 Ways Swiss German is different than Standard German

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The German speaking Swiss have a complicated relationship with their language. To show this, here are 15 unique words in Swiss Standard German...
Zurich Bahnhofstrasse

5 tips for a classy city break in Zürich

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If I had to describe Zürich in three words, it would be wealthy, vibrant and classy. On our recent city break in Zürich, we experienced everything...
Gstaad Saanenland Youth Hostel

We "hacked" glitzy Gstaad by staying at the youth hostel

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Gstaad has a reputation for catering only the rich and famous. But we figured out a hack to enjoy this resort on a shoestring budget: At the Youth Hostel...
More Swiss than I thought

Oh boy! I am more Swiss than I thought...

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I recently spent the holidays back home in Canada. It is always nice to find myself back in Hockey Land. But to my surprise, I have turned more Swiss...
Spontaneous trips with bbacksoon

This Swiss travel site surprised us with a spontaneous trip

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If there is a more typically Swiss tag line than "We plan your spontaneity," I have yet to hear it. This is the pitch of bbacksoon, a Swiss travel site...
Happy Swiss Dog

7 Practical tips for living with a dog in Switzerland

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Living with a dog is supposed to be fun, but there are many laws when it comes to keeping a dog in Switzerland. Here are some practical tips...