Sometimes a crazy idea becomes reality. Like ours. And it all started with one simple sentence: Let’s drive from Australia back to Europe.” We could not stop thinking about this crazy idea and started to make plans. After many hours of researching we knew: “Yes, let’s do an overland trip from Vladivostok to Moscow and St Petersburg with our camper.” We are glad we did this road trip through Russia because it was one of the best things we did so far. Continue reading
Are you ready for a scenic day trip in Switzerland? How about a visit to Mount Rigi where you can combine a scenic train ride to the top of Mount Rigi and a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. We did this trip and the breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and mountains left us speechless. There are many walking and hiking trails to choose from. We only did a short hike and afterwards went on a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. Continue reading
Train ride on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur
The ride on the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps is an unforgettable experience. It was winter the last time we traveled on the Glacier Express. We rode through the middle of a snowstorm and because of the heavy snowfall, we haven’t really seen much of the beautiful landscape. All the more we are looking forward to ride on the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps on this beautiful sunny summer day with crystal clear skies. Come along with us on our journey through the middle of the Swiss Alps. Continue reading
With the Gottardino special train through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel
The new Gotthard Base Tunnel is 57 kilometers long and is the longest rail tunnel in the world. In December 2016 the tunnel will be opened for passenger traffic and will reduce the travel time from north to south substantially. Currently, the test operation takes place and passengers can ride with the Gottardino special train through the Gotthard Base Tunnel. Continue reading
A beautiful day on the Schynige Platte in the Bernese Oberland
The train ride with the historic mountain railway from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte is a breathtaking experience. The trip combines railway romance and magnificent views of the majestic mountains. Continue reading
Reni sitting at the breathtaking Creux du Van
Have you ever heard of the Grand Canyon of Switzerland? Yes, there are spectacular landscapes and canyons in Switzerland. The Creux du Van is one of those incredibly fascinating destinations in Switzerland, which leave you amazed at the sight. No wonder that the spectacular Creux du Van is also known as the Grand Canyon of Switzerland.
Do you like to do a spectacular train and bus ride? How about the Bernina Express.
Traveling by train is nothing special for people living in Switzerland. About 1.3 million people use the train daily, most of them to go to work. We did lots of train rides the last four weeks and two of them in the Bernina Express and the Glacier Express. These two panoramic train rides are breathtaking. Continue reading
Mountain station on the Sonnenkopf in Klostertal with the bear land and restaurant
The sun is shining through our window and we are greeted by another beautiful, sunny morning. Today is our last day in Vorarlberg in Austria and we want to visit another beautiful place in the mountains. We have planned to take the cable car up to the Sonnenkopf and do a short hike in the morning, before we are leaving the Klostertal. Continue reading
Austria is picturesque. On the hike from the Freiburger hut to the fossilized sea you get rewarded with this view.
It’s summer, it’s weekend and the temperatures are perfect for a hiking trip. This time we explore the region of Vorarlberg in Austria for four days. We stay in hotels but we also overnight in the mountain hut called Freiburger hut. There is plenty to see in the area. In this post we tell you more about the night in a mountain hut, the fossilized sea high up in the mountains and a secret waterfall. Continue reading
Beautiful alpine landscape while hiking in Lech on the Green Ring
The journey from Switzerland to Lech in Austria by train is a beautiful trip. We are on the way to do some hiking in Lech and the surrounding mountains. Its summer, the sun is shining and it’s warm. A few days ago it was cold and there was even snow right down to Lech. Continue reading