Posts by Matt Hart

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Hiking the Tour de Monte Rosa

Learn about the historic roots of the Tour de Monte Rosa hiking route, a gorgeous and wild loop from Zermatt through Italy around SwitzerlandR...

How to Make Casunziei: an Unexpected Pasta Delight from the Dolomites

While hiking the Alps in the summer months, I’ve often found myself in what feels like an unending walk uphill, where – as much as I love...

Strangolapreti, hard to say delicious to eat!

One of the things I appreciate the most about travel is the opportunity to experience a culture and history through food. While written and oral ...

Exploring Ascona & Locarno

The twin cities of Ascona and Locarno is one of the most significant bases to start your adventure from in Ticino.  The Maggia river separates A...

Gotthard Express to Ticino

Post bus above the Verzasca River in Ticino, Valle Verzasca Switzerland is home to so many different cultures and landscapes, all housed within a...

Brienzer Rothorn Steam Train

Have you ever had the curiosity to ride a nostalgic, old-fashioned steam engine driven train? For over 125 years the Swiss have provided that opp...

Lucerne's Scenic Excursions

For my first few years coming to the Alps, I thought of Lucerne as something of a quick stop on a larger tour of Switzerland – a place to s...

Swiss Transportation: BAHN!

Switzerland is many things to many people, a beautiful country of soaring mountains, turquoise lakes, attractive cities and rustic villages.  Th...

First Impressions - Part 2

Earlier this summer, travel photographer and blogger Kevin Wolf joined us for a tour in the Bernese Oberland, traveling from Schwarzwaldalp to Mu...

First impressions - Part 1

Earlier this summer, travel photographer and blogger Kevin Wolf joined us for a tour in the Bernese Oberland, traveling from Schwarzwaldalp to Mu...

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