Top Getaways of 2020

December 14, 2020

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes and shares for our 2020 features in the Getaway category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… the Live Cams on explore.org, that allow you to view wildlife from the comfort and […]

Igloo Village Zermatt

January 27, 2020

As if a trip to the Matterhorn isn’t special enough…how about an overnight stay in an igloo with views of the Matterhorn! Yes, the snow and ice artists at Igloo Village have been busy creating their one-of-a-kind “ice hotel” in the Swiss resort village of Zermatt, home to that over 14,000 foot picturesque behemoth, straddling the […]

Magic Pass

November 20, 2019

Abracadabra…poof, you’re skiing in the Swiss French alps with the Magic Pass! This annual pass gives you unlimited and unrestricted access to more than 30 resorts, more than 1,000 km of slopes, 16 snowparks, and 2 Olympic halfpipes in western and southern Switzerland. Select from a wide variety of resorts from the small, intimate ones like […]

Swifty Scooting around Lake Constance

July 19, 2019

Various dates through October 5, 2019. A different kind of adventure on two wheels! Freewheel Holidays is offering a fun 7-day tour titled, Swifty Scooters around Lake Constance. As an alternative to their typical cycling tours, this one has vacationers zipping around on SwiftyZERO, a non-motorized kick scooter with big wheels, high-pressure tires and front […]

Art Safiental

August 17, 2018

Now through October 21, 2018. Love art? Love the outdoors? Now you can enjoy both at the Art Safiental! Art Safiental is a collection of 14 works of contemporary art from artists all over the world scattered throughout the Safien Valley, about 2 hours drive from Zurich. This year more than twice as many installations are […]

AdventureWomen’s Switzerland: Cable Car Vistas, Fondue, & Village Hikes

April 3, 2018

Coming May 20, 2018. You’ll be singing like Maria in the Sound of Music! Switzerland: Cable Car Vistas, Fondue, & Village Hikes is AdventureWomen’s 9 day active tour of this beautiful country and the oldest living democracy in the world. Highlights include hiking through the Swiss Alps, exploring the Titlis Glacier and a glacier cave, […]

Igloo Village Stockhorn

January 11, 2017

Imagine this..your own private island. But think cold weather instead of hot with the Igloo Village Stockhorn in Switzerland! One of the types of rooms that they offer at this season hotel is the Island Igloo, a private igloo on the island on frozen Lake Hinterstocken. Igloo Village is built each year anew in various locations […]

Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli, Switzerland

August 17, 2015

Picture-perfect Switzerland. The Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli is an unforgettable guesthouse set in the mountainside on the northern edge of the Alps. After an aerial cablecar and a short downhill walk through caves, you’ll approach this incredible site. An awe-inspiring panorama of the Alpstein mountain chain, expansive green pastures, complete with sheep and honey-colored cows, and delicious […]

Alpinehikers Guided Jungfrau

April 22, 2015

Coming June 8, and August 2, 2015. Snow-capped mountains, quaint villages, and lovely brown and white cows with their iconic bells standing in lush, green meadows…the perfect setting for Alpinehikes Guided Jungfrau trip. This week-long tour in the Bernese Oberland area of Switzerland is a TrailblazerGirl’s dream. Stay 4 nights in Murren, a car-free mountain […]

Tour du Mont Blanc by Call of the Wild

March 30, 2015

Coming July 26, 2015. Trip of a lifetime! Here’s a new, fantastic trip from our friends at Call of the Wild: Tour du Mont Blanc. Co-lead by the company’s owner, you’ll circumnavigate the entire Mont Blanc Massif – that’s a distance of approximately 110 miles and 33,000 ft of elevation changes. The 14-day journey takes […]

Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks, Gstaad Palace

March 27, 2015

Various dates in summer 2015. Love. Love. Not only is this how your tennis match will start, but also what you’ll say after completing one of the Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks held at the Gstaad Palace in the heart of the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. With 5 hours of tennis per day over the course […]


September 8, 2014

How cool is this! Yes, pun intended, the Igloo-Village is a collection of igloos connected by underground tunnels in 6 locations throughout the Alps and the Pyrenees. Each year the Igloo Villages are completely rebuilt using inflatable balloons to create the “rooms” that are then covered with snow and connect by “underground” corridors. The whole […]

Matterhorn Ultraks Trail Races

August 4, 2014

Coming August 23, 2014. A challenging trail run amidst breathtaking scenery. The Matterhorn Ultraks Trail Races offers 4 different opportunities, 16K, 30K, 46K, and 2VK (a double vertical kilometer), to run in the shadows of Switzerland’s iconic mountain. All races are loop courses (except the 2VK) that start at the picturesque village of Zermatt and travel […]

Day Hiking the Swiss Alps by Adventures in Good Company

April 14, 2014

Coming August 28, 2014. Stunning natural beauty. Join Adventures in Good Company for their Day Hiking the Swiss Alps trip. With 4-6 hours of hiking each day, highlights include panoramic views of the Monte Rosa Massif, pristine alpine lakes, mountain meadows and valley, and a view over the second-largest glacier in the Alps. Stay in […]