Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Engelhornhütte

After a night’s stay at a beautiful chalet in Reuti on the first night of our Swiss Alps adventure, we set off along the Via Alpina Stage 10 to climb to a different type of lodging for night number two. Our second evening would be spent in a hut perched…

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London Day Trip: Canterbury

For many months, I have been dreaming of visiting Canterbury. My dream was to visit in warm weather and go punting along the canals of this famed city and visit its historic cathedral. Once I learned it was not far from London, it made it firmly onto the London bucket…

Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Via Alpina Stage 10

Stage 10 of the Via Alpina begins in Meiringen, Switzerland, a lovely little city in the Hasli valley, and ends in Grindelwald. With our hikes up and down from Engelhornhütte and Glecksteinhütte, we completed the length of Stage 10 over two days. Some of the most beautiful vistas we passed…

Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Meiringen, Aareschlucht and Reuti

Our flight to Switzerland was early in the morning, and after catching a series to trains to Meiringen, we had plenty of time to explore the area before heading to our hotel for the night. Meiringen is a charming little city at the start of Stage 10 of the Via…

Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Meiringen to Gimmelwald, Lauterbrunnen along the Via Alpina Stages 10 …

When we moved to London in the fall of 2016, our priority for the years we would spend here was to take advantage of all that our new home has to offer. Not only did we move to one of the world’s most incredible cities, but by moving to London,…

Hiking The Cotswold Way Part II: Stanton, Winchcombe and Cheltenham

For our final hiking training trip before our big Swiss hike, we spent a lovely weekend in the Cotswolds hiking the Cotswold Way. We started in Moreton-in-Marsh, eventually catching the Costwold Way in Broadway and then onto Stanton from there, where we spent the night in a gorgeous B&B, the…

Hiking The Cotswold Way Part I: Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway and Stanton

For our final hiking training trip before our big Swiss adventure, we headed out to the beautiful Cotswolds to hike along the Cotswold Way. Running along the western length of the beautiful Cotswolds Area of National Beauty, the Cotswold Way is over 100 miles long, reaching from Chipping Camden to…