Watch the Cows Come Home at the Desalpe Festival in Charmey, Switzerland

The cows go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah! This song is guaranteed to permeate through your brain if you’re lucky enough to visit the Désalpe Festival in Charmey, Switzerland. Guest contributor, Angela Hawn from Ramblings of a Menopausal Mom Abroad had the pleasure of visiting Switzerland’s beautiful Gruyère region in time for the festival and let’s […]

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Views of the Swiss Alps

How to Plan a Hiking Trip through the Swiss Alps

Active travel means many things to many people. We certainly include hiking in the active travel category. Through the years, we’ve shared many trails that have inspired our baby boomer readers to go hiking around the world. And, now, we’re adding a new favorite to our “want to do” European hikes. Guest contributor, Lesley Connor […]

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The lion of Lucerne

The Lion of Lucerne honors Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution. The memorial was carved into a sandstone cliff face between 1820 and 1821. The colossal work of art measures ten meters by six meters. But it’s not the staggering size that is the most impressive element of the Lion […]

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