Posts by Julia Maxwell

Running with Julia: the best burger (veggie too) joint in Chamonix -- Moo

The best part of hiking Chamonix’s legendary vertical kilometer to the top of Planpraz is the stunning view of Mount Blanc from the top.  The ...

Running with Julia: an interview with Patrizia and Andrea Brunet, the owners of the family run Bouton d'Or Hotel in Courmayeur, Italy

Courmayeur is one of our favorite stops on the Tour du Mont Blanc – classy and atmospheric, with great views and a pedestrian-only main roa...
Chamonix Aiguille du Midi cable car

Running with Julia: Aiguille du Midi

The Aiguille du Midi is Chamonix’s most popular tourist attaction – a fantastic cable car right up to the world of ice and snow near ...

Running with Julia: lunch at Chalet la Floria

Chalet Floria is a charming old stone building brimming with flowers that is nestled into the hillside near Chamonix’s famous Petit Balcon Sud....

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When the Sun Shines at Midnight

Sidney Haines, age 13, has been visiting the Alps with her family, the founders and owners of Alpinehikers, almost every summer since she was a baby. These are

Taking the Kids to the Alps

"This is not worth it... we have to turn around."  I'm stopped on a steep trail part-way to the remote Berghotel Obersteinberg, and this is what I'm thinking.

A Song for the Hotel Grones

There are many elements of a hotel that make it a good one, and there are certainly plenty of good ones to be found in the Alps.  It might be the gourmet resta