Posts by Eryka Thorley

Meet Julia: Alpinehi

Alpinehikers and Run the Alps first intern, Julia Maxwell, landed in the Alps in July and is excited to share her trail experiences with you.  H

Traveling Solo in th

Here at Alpinehikers we’re often asked questions about traveling solo in the Alps.  I recently sat down with Abby Strauss-Malcolm, a veter

Alpinehikers 2017 Ph

One of the things I always share with people about the Alps is that while in this part of the world you are surrounded by non-stop postcard worth

Alpinehikers Holiday

Thanksgiving is a holiday of numerous meanings and traditions. At Alpinehikers we spent some time thinking about our own traditions and what make

Gostner Schwaige: A

Traveling to the Dolomites? A stop at Gostner Schwaige is a must! If you find yourself trekking through the majestic peaks of the Val Gardena in

Meet Alpinehikers Gu

We understand that it’s nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers tour. My name is Eryka Thorley and

Glaciers! Get your g

Many of you are traveling to the Alps this summer, have visited in the past or are still dreaming up your travel plans for the future. This is t

Meet Alpinehikers Gu

We understand that its nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers tour. My name is Eryka Thorley and I work

Reichenbach Falls, M

If Sherlock Holmes was your favorite detective as a child and waterfalls are high on your list, the Reichenbach Falls above Meiringen, Switzerlan

Thomy: The Swiss Sta

One of the top best little things you’ll find in Switzerland is Thomy’s. Just when you need it most, it’s there when you’

Meet Alpinehikers Gu

We understand that its nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers adventure. My name is Eryka Thorley and I

Chocolate and its Sw

Who doesn’t love chocolate? My husband, but that’s a story in itself. Most people love it, crave it and schedule it into their daily

Meet Alpinehikers Gu

We understand that it’s nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers adventure. My name is Eryka Thorley

The National Swiss D

It turns out the American fried potato craze is not unique, in fact it’s a global phenomenon. People everywhere love fried potatoes and Swi

The Weather of the A

The weather of the Alps doesn’t necessarily play by the rules. Long range forecasts are dodgy, areas in close proximity are extremely vari

Hanging it out on th

If Switzerland is the land of moderation, how are so many adrenaline pumping, edge of your seat activities fit within its borders?  From cheese

Meet Alpinehikers gu

We understand that its nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers adventure. My name is Eryka Thorley and I

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