Posts by Zach Dahlmer

Swiss Traditions: Spring Festival in the Lötschental

The Swiss are known for their precision and predictability. Their trains run on time and their watches are the benchmark of quality. Well, even t...
Swiss craft workbench and two artists

The Swiss Culture of Craftsmanship

Any conversation about Swiss culture will quickly point out the craftsmanship at the heart of everything the Swiss do. And anyone discussing qual...
Alps hotel, Dolomites, Italy

A Dolomites Hotel With a Difference

What makes a hotel in the Alps truly great? It might be the gourmet restaurant, the superb wine selection, the panoramic view…  Combine a ...

Winter Holiday Traditions in the Swiss Alps Scholz At first glance, winter holidays in the Alps are just what you’d imagine: blankets of snow are piled high atop ti...

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