Zurich Bahnhofstrasse

5 tips for a classy city break in Zürich

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

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...
Spontaneous trips with bbacksoon

This Swiss travel site surprised us with a spontaneous trip

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...

We went out and about with the outdoor butler of St. Moritz

Snowshoes firmly strapped to our feet, we reach the top of a hill overlooking Lake Sils. Urs Wiederkehr is Switzerland's outdoor butler, and he's showing...
Melchsee-Frutt Snowshoeing

Showshoeing in Melchsee-Frutt, a Winter Wonderland

Sitting at 1920 m above sea and surrounded by 3000 m high peaks, Melchsee-Frutt is one of Switzerland's great plateaus...
Corvatsch Snow Night

Add these winter activities to your Swiss bucket list

Switzerland has not always carried the reputation of being a playground for winter sports enthusiasts. But today, there are a number of winter activities...
Gruyères, Switzerland, by Andrea Monica Hug

This first-time visitor to Gruyères captured the most stunning photographs

I have followed Andrea Monica Hug ever since our interview. Recently, this talented young photographer took her camera to the charming town of Gruyères...
Leukerbad Village

So I went on a girlfriend getaway to Leukerbad in Valais

When my best friend recently announced her visit to Switzerland, I had to ensure that her stay be memorable. Leukerbad was calling our names...
Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

5 Reasons to visit Jungfraujoch (and 5 to skip it)

Jungfraujoch: Yes or no? Is it a one-of-a-kind trip, or a trap? A recent visit left me with a whole lot of vivid impressions and thoughts about...