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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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…

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…

Edinburgh, Scotland

After visiting Loch Ness, exploring the Isle of Skye, and making our way back southwards via Glencoe and the Tossachs, we arrived in Edinburgh on a Sunday evening for the last day of our Scottish adventure with my parents. This beautiful city was the perfect backdrop for the end of…

Isle of Skye to Edinburgh via Fort William

This post is a special post – it marks the 100th post on basicbonvivant.com. Thank you so much for visiting, reading and following along. It has been a blast to share this very unique time in our lives with you and I hope you’ve found it useful for your own…

Edinburgh to Isle of Skye via Loch Ness

Our trip to Scotland was a special one. Instead of just the two of us taking off an expat adventure, we met my parents in Edinburgh and the four of us hit the road to explore more of the Highlands and Isle of Skye. We’d been to Scotland and the…