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Swiss Alps

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Switzerland

Rick Steves | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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 03.31.2014 | 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.

Here Be Dragons: Mt. Pilatus In Switzerland, Part 2

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.26.2011 | Travel
Richard Bangs

2011-06-26-Screenshot20110626at4.30.25PM.jpg The flocking of Victorians to the Swiss Alps was not about growing crops, grazing animals, or extracting minerals. It was about observing, feeling, and articulating a personal response.

Here Be Dragons: Mt. Pilatus In Switzerland

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.23.2011 | Travel
Richard Bangs

2011-06-23-Screenshot20110623at12.51.36PM.jpg Life is more intensely lived the closer one gets to its extinction. We never feel so alive as when we have nearly died.

Lucas Kavner

House Arrests Of The Rich And Famous | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business

Since being charged with sexually assaulting a hotel maid, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund managing director, has moved...

Gotthard Base Tunnel, World's Longest, Drilling Completed In Switzerland (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEDRUN, Switzerland (AP) - Swiss engineers smashed through the last stretch of rock Friday to create the world's longest tunnel, sparking a national g...

Madness on the Matterhorn

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

Unlike many peaks, there is no "escape hatch" on the Matterhorn. Not much room for error, which is why more than 500 people have died there, thrice the fatalities of Mt. Everest.

Comparing Fine Wine to Swiss Watches

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Most CEOs who have sold three successful Swiss watch companies would retire, but not watch industry giant Jean-Claude Biver, whose last transaction was selling Hublot to the LVMH Group for 480 million Swiss francs.

'Solar Impulse,' Solar-Powered Plane, Takes Off For 24-Hour Test Flight

AP | FRANK JORDANS and ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(AP) GENEVA — An experimental solar-powered plane took off from western Switzerland on Wednesday for a 24-hour test flight – a key step in...

Astoria Characters: The Gallant Globe-Trotter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Timothee Faberger, flight attendant/caterer/tour guide, has made a profession of making guests feel at home whether they're at his three-family house in Astoria or in Russia on a river cruise.

Rob Williams Dies In Swiss Alps Tragedy Played Out Over Twitter

The Telegraph | Richard Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The 29-year-old died after he and business partner, Jason Tavaria, who together run a multi-million pound music firm, became separated from their part...