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5 Reason To Visit Zermatt Switzerland During The Off-Season

Miranda Allfrey | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel
Miranda Allfrey

The popular resort town of Zermatt, Switzerland, for skiing the Swiss Alps and climbing the famous Matterhorn, is both remote and a perfect place to visit during the offseason, September and October.

The World's Longest Rail Tunnel Opens In The Weirdest Way Imaginable

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.01.2016 | World

After 17 years of construction and 28.2 million tons of excavated material, the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel has opened in Switzerland. A...

Baur Au Lac Zurich Switzerland: LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Zurich Switzerland Hotel Baur Au Lac is credited for having been ...

The Alpina Gstaad: LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 06.01.2016 | Travel
LuxEco Living

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Gstaad Switzerland The Alpina Gstaad (5 Stars) cannot be rival...

Waterfall Valley That Inspired 'LOTR' Is Complete Perfection

Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel

The heart-melting village of Lauterbrunnen -- snuggled in a Swiss valley between 72 waterfalls -- is said to have inspired various locations in J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastical Lord of the Rings series.

What To Do In Switzerland

Alison Chino | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
Alison Chino

The hotels, shops and restaurants looked as though they had been decorated with cupcake frosting. And behind the buildings, the scene was made complete by the dramatic rise of the mountains, the Swiss Alps.

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.

Fondue Fun in Switzerland

Rick Steves | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Switzerland, it seems the traditional lifestyles have retreated to the high country, where they survive with an impressive vigor. That was clear wh...

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...

In St. Mortiz, a Five-star Resort Sets the Stage for Winter Sports and Relaxation

John Mariani | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
John Mariani

My recent trip this month found St. Moritz in a bit of a slowdown after the jam-packed weeks of Christmas and New Year's, but the snow fell heavily and dutifully while I was there to give this charming little town an ermine luster, all within view of the glorious Alps across the lake.

Rick Steves' European Christmas: Samichlaus, Schmutzli and Fondue in Switzerland

Rick Steves | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

High in Switzerland, the mighty Alps seem to shout the glory of God. Up here, where villages huddle under towering peaks, Christmas fills a wintry won...

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

Europe's Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013

minube | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel

Featuring everything from idyllic Mediterranean getaways to the breathtaking landscapes of Scandinavia, here's the list of Europe Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013, straight from thousands of real travelers.

Europe's Biggest Outdoor Elevator Will Make Your Stomach Drop

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel

Roller coasters are scary, but this outdoor elevator in Switzerland might actually be more terrifying. Anyone going up? Hammetschwand lift -- Europ...

PHOTOS: Its a Small World in Gstaad

Lily Kwong | Posted 02.19.2013 | Style
Lily Kwong

Young career women take note: Energy is better spent outpacing others with hard work and advocating for one another in the workplace.

PHOTOS: The World's Highest Suspension Bridge Opens

Posted 12.12.2012 | Travel

Behold what is believed to be Europe's latest highest suspension bridge, the Titlis Cliff Walk. Built some 10,000 feet above sea level, the more t...

WATCH: Traditional Swiss Living In Gimmelwald

Rick Steves | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

The village of Gimmelwald was never developed like neighboring towns because its residents made sure it got rated "avalanche zone," so developers couldn't get building permits.

PHOTOS: Europe's Secret Summer Getaways

Departures Magazine | Posted 09.25.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Many Europeans don't view sightseeing, culture and history as essential components of a summer holiday, since they often have those experiences year-round in their hometowns and cities.

Five Generations Of Innkeepers In Switzerland

Frank A. Weil | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Frank A. Weil

In today's world of homogenization, TV, clash of civilizations, instant need for gratification and signs of danger all around, this five-generation family inn is an example for hope.

Budget Travel Tips For The World's Most Expensive City

Gadling | Dave Seminara | Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel

On my second day in Zurich, named the world's most expensive city by The Economist, I found myself sitting at an outdoor table, high above the city, s...

PHOTOS: A Skier's Paradise In Davos, Switzerland

Posted 01.24.2012 | Travel

The annual World Economic Forum kicks off this week in Davos, a resort area in Switzerland and famed cross-country skiing destination. Protestors o...