Posts by Abby Strauss-Malcolm

St. Moritz to Lugano

Switzerland boasts numerous ways to get from Point A to Point B.   You can go slowly by foot, walking a stretch of hiking trail in an alpine pa

High Above Lugano, M

Lugano, in the southern reaches of Switzerland, is a real gem.  Right on the border of Italy, you’re met with Mediterranean breezes, the s

The Swiss Alps are C

The Bernese Oberland is a magical place full of signing cow bells, eye catching rainbow colored wildflowers and thousands of picture perfect wat

Reflection on the Gr

The European summer hiking season has begun! We recently received a wonderful note from Dale and Colleen Adams who just finished up a 9-night, 1

Reflections on the D

Upon return from their third Alpinehikers self-guided tour, Tami & Christophe Dinello had much to share about their Dolomites Traverse. Pictu

Special Delivery to

Oberstienberg Inn is located at the end of the Upper Lauterbrunnen Valley. It is a picture perfect mountain hotel. No electric wires or roads t

Photo Essay: A Summe

Throughout my first summer guiding in Switzerland I strove to capture the beauty and simplicity of what I saw around me. While leading tours I wo

First Impressions of

As a new guide for Alpinehikers I arrived in Switzerland with eyes wide and feet ready to move. What would I learn this summer? Where would I go?

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