New SBB Train FV-Dosto

This is what the future of Swiss train travel looks like

I clearly remember the day in May 1990 when the first ever double deck train was launched in Switzerland. Some 28 years later, SBB is releasing the FV-Dosto...
Hes-so Valais epic class picture

Why this class photo atop a Swiss mountain is so epic

Would you remember the day if your class photo involved a helicopter, professional mountain guides, a lot of rope and a climb up to 2400 meters?
Zürich is a runner's paradise

Why Zürich is a runner's (and triathlete’s) paradise

As runners, what do we all hate? Long traffic lights, exhaust, or crowds of pedestrians blocking our way. Runners in Zürich have none of these troubles...
Wrting Workshop Skills

Here are 9 valuable things I learned at writing workshops

As a writing workshop organizer, being a writing workshop attendee is part of the job. That’s why I’ve attended ten of them, and here's what I've learned...
Tram Warning Signage in Switzerland

How not to climb a mountain (and other no-no's about Switzerland)

We sometimes forget that our missions is to keep our dear readers out of harm's way. Alas, we have dug deep to identify the top no-no's in Switzerland...
Snowcat Experience Lenk

The time I got up at 3 AM to ride along in a snowcat

As skiers, we are used to seeing them parked neatly somewhere beside the slopes. I am talking about snowcats or trail groomers. I got to ride along...
Swiss Quirks

Here are 17 common quirks that make the Swiss so unique

If you've been around Switzerland, you may have noticed that it's a special place to live. But like any other country, Switzerland has its perks and quirks.