Mount Rigi in Switzerland – Tips on how to get there by train and boat

Mount Rigi panoramic view

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

Castle Rock Skywalk – Highlight at Porongurup National Park

Castle Rock Skywalk Porongurup National Park

We love hiking and exploring as many national parks as possible here in Australia. This morning, when waking up at the camp, we look outside to check the weather. It doesn’t look promising to go hiking. Strong wind and dense fog are greeting us today. We pull the blanket over our heads again and stay in bed a bit longer. At the end our desire for coffee is stronger and we finally get up. After breakfast the fog slowly disappears and then it starts to rain. Definitely not the weather we wished for today. Well, bad weather cannot stop us to go hiking and doing the Castle Rock Skywalk in the Porongurup National Park. Continue reading

Hiking in the Stirling Range National Park

View from Bluff Knoll summit at Stirling Range National Park

The highest mountain in Australia’s Southwest is 1‘095 m high and is situated in the Stirling Range National Park. The Stirling Range stretches over a length of 65 km from east to west and many of the mountain peaks are accessible for hikers. We have visited many national parks in Australia but we haven’t heard a lot about the Stirling Range National Park, so we didn’t know what to expect. We have been surprised by the variety of walks and hikes up different mountain peaks in the Stirling Range National Park. Continue reading

Red Center Road Trip – 2 week itinerary from Alice Springs

Red Center Road Trip in Australia

There is so much to see on a Red Center Road Trip. All about the highlights in this post.

Australia’s nature in the Red Center is breathtaking. The wide open space, the starry sky and the nature is why we and many others visit the Red Center in Australia. Lately, we were often asked by other travelers what we would do if we had 2 weeks to explore Central Australia. So we thought it is time to put together a 2 week itinerary from Alice Springs. If we only had two weeks for a Red Center road trip starting from Alice Springs, that’s what we would do. Continue reading

Amazing train ride on the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps

Train ride on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur

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

Creux du Van – The Grand Canyon of Switzerland

Reni sitting at the breathtaking Creux du Van

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.

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The Bernina Express – By train and bus from Chur to Lugano (+ side trip to Italy)

The Bernina Express train

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

Hiking at the Sonnenkopf in Klostertal

Mountain station on the Sonnenkopf in Klostertal with the bear country and restaurant

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