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Swiss Alps

The Exceptional Traveler: Saanenland -- Idyllic Pleasures in the Swiss Alps

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

The two-bedroom apartment was located in Saanen and the balcony overlooked a rushing river. By the time we got off the phone, I knew that Geneva was the nearest airport and a connecting train left from within the terminal.

The Swiss Paradise You Most Definitely Need To Visit

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.02.2015 | Travel

When it comes to staying anywhere across the globe, there are certain qualifications every traveler looks for: cleanliness, proximity to fun places an...

8 Hot Tubs in Cool Places

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Baby, it's getting colder outside, but that's nothing a little hot tub can't fix. There's no shortage of pools and Jacuzzis to be found around the globe, but for those in search of more spectacular ones -- be it en suite or under the stars -- this is your list.

New Swiss Alps Hanging Bridge Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel

Point A to Point B is not always easy on the stomach. Take, for example, Peak Walk, a gut-dropping new hanging bridge that will soon link two mount...

10 Cool Pools Around the World

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Most pools are cool, technically speaking, but some are a whole heck of a lot cooler than others and luxury hotels are home to some of the coolest.

4 Reasons to Visit Switzerland This Summer

Chris Lopinto | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

I recently met up with Alex Herrmann, director Americas, Switzerland Tourism, and he gave me an eye-opening education about Switzerland and the many wonders it offers travelers - outside of skiing.

Hiking in the Alps

Rick Steves | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of the highlights of our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour was our group hike. As this was pretty demanding--and there was a concern about snow on th...

Into the Swiss Alps

Rick Steves | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

For over 30 years I've been taking groups into the gondolas high in the Alps. Whether filled with skiers in the winter or hikers in the summer, there...

Gimmelwald Is The Swiss Town You Need To Visit This Summer

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel

You might think the Swiss Alps are delegated to ski bunnies and winter travel, but if you don't visit during the warmer months you're really missing o...

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Switzerland

Rick Steves | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

"From palm trees to snowballs"--perhaps the most thrilling juxtaposition of sights you can enjoy in a day of touring in Europe--is our nickname for dr...

Ballet de Du Grand Théâtre de Genève: Holla, the Swiss Are in the House!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

It takes more than a good share of talent, energy and choreographic expertise to deliver 65 minutes of non-stop exhilarating movement, but the 20 dancers of the Ballet du Grand Théatre de Genève delivered just that on Tuesday night

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

minube | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

From the glaciers and volcanos of Iceland to the warm waters of the Canary Islands, here are Europe's 10 best adventure destinations.

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

minube | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season

Interview: Getting to the Bottom of The Summit

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Even as he started talking to people for his documentary, The Summit, filmmaker Nick Ryan had his own skeptical view of mountain climbers and the risks they take.

James Bond Stuntman From London Olympics Killed

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2013 | Sports

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - A stuntman who parachuted into the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics dressed as the fictional British spy Jame...

An Udder Lover in the Swiss Alps

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 07.09.2013 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

"You see over there?" says Pascal Jourdain, a dairy farmer in the Swiss Alps. I stare up at the snow-covered peaks and wild-flower filled valleys, far removed from the skyscrapers and constant noise of New York City. Here it is serene with only the melodious sound of tinkling cowbells.

Skiing Montana In The Swiss Alps

Mark Sissons | Posted 03.15.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Splayed out beneath us is a tantalizing patchwork of autobahn-wide groomed blue and black slopes that promise fantastic high altitude glacier skiing.

Alone With God in St. Moritz of the Swiss Alps

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.04.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

There is nothing as cleansing as nature and few things as healing as fresh mountain air. And there is nothing as uplifting and inspiring as the craggy, snow-capped tops of some of the world's most beautiful mountains.

The Benefits Of Seeing Europe By Car

The GypsyNesters | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

In the small and even medium sized cities it is much easier to simply park the car and walk to all of the sights, and when it comes to wading into the insanity of major metropolitan traffic, we have learned to stay on the outskirts of town and use public transit to explore the big cities.

WATCH: Astonishing Footage Shows Landslide In Swiss Alps

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green

A landslide in the Swiss Alps caused 300,000 cubic meters of rock to slide down a mountainside, reports CNN. The collapse happened in intervals over t...

My Swiss Spa Day

Kirsten Chilstrom | Posted 04.28.2012 | Travel
Kirsten Chilstrom

I immediately inspected my new face in the mirror: I was glowing.

Hiking The Swiss Alps On A Budget

George Hobica | Posted 04.23.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Despite Switzerland's reputation as a pricey destination, hut-to-hut hiking in the Alps can be a breathtaking (pun intended) bargain.

In Davos, Protestors Build Igloos Amid Talks Of Fragile Economy

AP | By ANGELA CHARLTON and MASHA MACPHERSON | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- An igloo protest camp sprouting up amid $500-a-night hotels and security cordons at the Swiss resort of Davos seems to serve a w...

5 Getaways for Adrenaline Junkies

Allen Burt | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel
Allen Burt

Vacation is an opportunity for life-changing experiences and, if done right, should sometimes be piss-your-pants scary.

Here Be Dragons: Mt. Pilatus in Switzerland, Part 3

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.27.2011 | Travel
Richard Bangs

2011-06-27-Screenshot20110627at4.21.03PM.jpg Hurtling down this mountain track, banking through the sharp turns and shooting through tunnels like a bullet, I feel energized, vibrantly alive.