Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Wengen and Lauterbrunnen

After three days of hiking through the Swiss Alps along the Via Alpina Stage 10, up to Engelhornhütte and Glecksteinhütte and along the Eiger Trail to Kleine Scheidegg, we arrived in Wengen, Lauterbrunnen for two nights and a rest day. It was the perfect spot to stay and the perfect…

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Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Via Alpina Stage 11 and the Eiger Trail, Grindelwald to …

After our Glecksteinhütte adventure led us to Grindelwald, we woke up the next morning well-positioned to begin the day’s trek along Stage 11 of the Via Alpina. We were planning to follow Stage 11 the entire way to Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, where we’d be staying for the next two nights during…

Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Glecksteinhütte and Grindelwald

On our second day of hiking Stage 10 of the Via Alpina during our Swiss Alps adventure, we planned turn off the trail and hike up to to Glecksteinhütte. Up until this point, the vast majority of our travels have gone to plan. Mishaps have been minor and limited, like when Norwegian…

London Day Trip: Alpaca Walking in Winchester, UK

Where to begin explaining this one… because, yes, we did travel on a day trip from London to a farm in Eastleigh, Winchester to go alpaca walking. What is an alpaca walk? It’s a walk where you take an alpaca on a leash for a stroll around his farm. Hensting…

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…

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…