Taking the Kids – adventure hiking in the Swiss Alps
Exhausted but happy on arrival at Obersteinberg

Taking the Kids – adventure hiking in the Swiss Alps

This is the start of a two-week, self-guided hiking trip arranged by Alpenwild for my husband, me and our two daughters — a rare time together now that the girls are grown

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Rainy in Zermatt? No worries – plenty to see, do and eat!
Black-nosed sheep encounter above Zermatt

Rainy in Zermatt? No worries – plenty to see, do and eat!

The clouds are low again. We can’t see much and I’m wondering why we came—And then we come upon a flock of the grazing black-nosed sheep near the top of the funicular. Wonderful!

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Generations of family-run hotels and businesses in Switzerland
The hotel owners Lars, Gerhard and Gabriela Michel-Breitenstein

Generations of family-run hotels and businesses in Switzerland

When the hotel first opened in 1899, she said, it was fewer than 10 rooms. Her grandmother was the youngest of the hotel founder’s 12 children

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Adventures and Misadventures on the Alpine hiking trails
Cow encounter on the high Alpine Trail

Adventures and Misadventures on the Alpine hiking trails

I feel as if Heidi is going to step out of one of the rustic alpine houses any minute. Farmers bring their cows and goats to the high Alpine meadows to graze all summer, making cheese

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On a hiking adventure in Switzerland – and getting here
Staubbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland

On a hiking adventure in Switzerland – and getting here

We have opted to spend two weeks on a self-guided hiking trip arranged by Alpenwild, the largest tour operator offering walking, hiking and trekking tours in the Alps

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