Archive for the ‘Switzerland’ Category
Photo of the week: Klöntalersee is a natural lake found in Glarus, Switzerland in the Alps. The beautiful lake also serves as a reservoir for electricity production. There is a great hiking trail that takes you up 1800 meters (5500 feet) to a mountain pass and loops around for stunning views. CLICK HERE to see more photos from [...]
I strategically positioned myself on the outer left perimeter of the women, ready to box out anyone who got in my way. Knees slightly bent standing on the balls of my feet, I anticipated the throw. My adrenaline was pumping, I took a deep breath. She heaved it over her head and it sailed high [...]
Some of the best memories of my life were made in 2011 … but 2012 turned out to be an incredible year as well! When I departed for my next big adventure, “Golden sands & European Trysts”, I had no idea the many great experiences that awaited me or where in the world I would I [...]
The red bike leaned sharply as we ascended the winding mountain road. I clung to Thomas, my arms wrapped tightly around his waist. We were near the border of Austria and Italy, approaching yet another mountain pass. So far I had enjoyed myself, despite my initial hesitations to ride on the back of my boyfriend’s [...]
Do you know what city is the capital of Switzerland? I didn’t until my recent trip to the land of cheese and chocolate. If you had asked me, I would have guessed Zurich or Geneva and I would have been wrong. The capital of Switzerland is Bern, a city of about 140,000 people making it [...]
Switzerland is said to be the world’s second-biggest adventure-sports destination (New Zealand being the first), and the Bernese Oberland is the country’s biggest hub of outdoor adventure and natural beauty. River rafting, canyoning, paragliding, bungee jumping, skiing, mountain climbing, skydiving and glacier climbing just to name a few! Being an avid adventure seeker, this is [...]
Endless golden sands, couscous, medinas, cobras, kitesurfing, clunkers, off roading adventures … The Dakhla Challenge is a 5000 km off-road rally of clunkers starting in Plymouth England, traversing Morocco to the finish line in the windy city of Dakhla in Western Sahara … with the goal to use as little tarmac as possible, the more [...]
This route map will be updated automatically in route as I have linked my SPOT GPS locator to this blog. CLICK HERE to read all posts related to the Dakhla Challenge offroad desert adventure!
I know, I know, it is ridiculous that only this past weekend I learned how to drive a manual transmission (aka “a stick” where I come from)! Apparently not having this skill before was very “American” of me. Nevertheless, skirt can officially drive a stick. There may be some stalling happening from time to time, [...]
If I ever have children, I will put them on skis as soon as they can walk! This was the vow I made as I struggled to make it down the mountain, an endeavor that thrilled and frustrated me simultaneously. Before my eyes were a glistening lake, surrounding me were the gorgeous Swiss Alps. We [...]
Thomas coming off the kicker at Brambrüesch.
“Do you want to meet me at the castle to watch sunset?” read the text message I received from Thomas. Clearly a rhetorical question I thought, but still I responded “YES! You read my mind!” I had spent the afternoon wandering around the small town of Rapperswil, attempting to discover my new home away from [...]