Hiking in Engleberg

One area we enjoy visiting, in the German part of Switzerland, is Engleberg.  Hiking trails are scattered throughout Engleberg, but one of our favorites is the Kitzeltrail.  You can access the trail by taking the Brunni chairlift to the top of the mountain where you find Lake Härzlisee. If you are ambitious, you can also … Continue reading Hiking in Engleberg

Hiking up Monte San Salvatore in Lugano

  If you want a workout with breathtaking views this is the hike for you. We hesitated to do this hike, as our youngest is only 7, but we gave it a go and it was well worth it.       To begin the hike, you can park in the Funicolare parking lot at: … Continue reading Hiking up Monte San Salvatore in Lugano

Skiing in the Dolomites

The Dolomites are in the Northeastern part of Italy encompassing the provinces of Belluno, South Tyrol, and Trentino. The whole area is actually a UNESCO world heritage site and we were lucky enough to finally make a visit there. We decided we wanted to take a family ski trip this year and, although Switzerland is … Continue reading Skiing in the Dolomites

The Matterhorn

Many are familiar with the Matterhorn because of the Disneyland ride, but a visit to the real Matterhorn will not disappoint. The Matterhorn is located in Southern Switzerland on the border of Italy and Switzerland.  It actually is not the tallest Mountain in Switzerland, standing at 14,690 ft. Monte Rosa, located in the same Alp range … Continue reading The Matterhorn

JMT & Mt Whitney

About to embark on the JMT The trek is underway.  Hiking the John Muir Trail has been high on the list for years. So when the opportunity arose, the planning began.  This trek is the result of months and months of planning.  Menus were made, exercise regimes executed, equipment accounted for, dymoxin taken, permits secured and tickets … Continue reading JMT & Mt Whitney