When we started the hut hike in the Swiss Alps it was cold, rainy and foggy. A lot like the ending of the Eiger trail, which was Part One in this series of hikes (Check out our Eiger Trail adventure here). However, this time I had fresh legs and one Swiss mountain under my belt already. The Eiger trail was quite the adventure but the hut hike would prove to be even better.  Read More

It doesn’t get much better than hiking in the Swiss Alps!! The month before we left for Switzerland, we spent most of our time visiting with our family and friends in Cincinnati. I enjoyed our family time and I tried staying in shape by doing a lot of yoga but I did ZERO cardiovascular activities like hiking or running. Needless to say, I am out of shape and hiking in the Swiss Alps is no joke. Day one in Switzerland didn’t go as expected but then again we’re traveling around the globe for the adventures and this was definitely an adventure. Read More

Karl and I just finished traveling through Europe with Karl’s family. We visited some of the same countries I visited twelve years ago during a six week “backpacking” trip I took with a friend. This trip brought back good memories; ones in which I hadn’t thought about in a long time. At the same time, it reminded me how naive I was in my 20’s and how traveling to the same places in my 30’s was so different than in my 20’s. Switzerland is still stunningly beautiful, the Germans still drink a lot of beer and the French still make the best food! But what has changed is me. Read More