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The mighty Matterhorn is a must see activity when traveling to Switzerland.  Here are 23 images to inpire a visit there.  Click on the photo and start the slideshow.

Gornergrat Matterhorn Gornergrat Matterhorn Stuart Claggett

Dreaming of a trip to see the Matterhorn is a top bucket list item for many travelers.  This travel video takes you on a brief tour of the Gornergrat activity at the Matterhorn.  Once you have made your trip by rail to Zermatt there are two ways to experience the Matterhorn.  One is to travel to Gornergrat by Cog railway for a spectacular view of the Matterhorn.  The other is the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise experience which has the option of skiing during the summer.  This video was captured in early June after a late spring snow that limited our planned hiking options.  We can only imagine the view covered completely with snow or fields of grass and wildflowers.

Oh how we love to explore France as the season changes to bring fall colors and autumn joy and Chenonceaux France is one destination to consider.  We have found 12 reasons why you should plan a road trip to visit the French countryside as nature paints a pallette of beautiful colors against incredible architecture and so much more. Our contributor Kelly shares her experiences and images from her twelve day tour of France itinerary. So breathe in the crisp air of fall, bundle up and let's find out what a tour of Chenonceaux can offer a wanderlust traveler. 

Credit: Atout France/Maurice Subervie Credit: Atout France/Maurice Subervie

What 12-day trip in France will bring you the best in French culture, food and scenery?  This itinerary by two of our someday trippers will give you a start on a perfect trip through France.   The tour itinerary starts with 2 days in Paris, then Chenonceaux for 2 days, then 3 days in Bordeaux, and finally 5 days in Nice with day trips to Monaco and more. The journey started on October 24, 2016 with all the details summarized here and then captured live daily in new articles with all the full details of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through France.  Planes, trains and automobiles set this couple on a journey they will never forget.  Let's follow Kelly and Charles as they explore France.            

10 October 2016

20 Reasons To Visit Blausee Nature Park

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Here are twenty reasons why you should travel to Blausee Nature Park. Nestled in the Swiss Alps this park is a remarkable sight and easily accessible by those on a road trip through Switzerland. We have seen beautiful pictures of Lake Moraine in Canada and other famous lakes around the world but there is something very special about how this lake exists and the clarity of its water.

In our Five day dream trip to Switzerland we included Blausee as one of our destinations.  We had previously been in Bern Switzerland and were making our way to Brig which required us taking a car train through the Alps.  Blausee is on the road from the Interlaken region to this train and therefore easy to add to your intinerary.  

Here are the twenty reasons why Blausee should be a travel destination you consider for Switzerland.  It was raining when we capturing many of these photos unfortunately, but the park still provided plenty of beauty despite the weather.

In case you are wandering if this could be worthy of a visit in the winter months, you should take a look at some of these photo links of Blausee in the winter.  Nature provides its own kind of beauty regardless of the season.

Winter Wonderland Blausee

Snow at Blausee

Winter Magic at Blausee

Visit Bern Switzerland Visit Bern Switzerland

There are many reasons to travel to Bern, Switzerland's capital city.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its uniquely well-preserved medieval architecture, including the famous Zytglogge Clock Tower. The historic Old City is surrounded by the beautiful aqua colored Aare River.  In this short video we highlight some of the attractions that we explored on our 2-day visit to Bern.

Inside a Paris Bakery Inside a Paris Bakery

If you've ever wanted to see what goes on behind the scenes in a French bakery, you'll enjoy this creatively done video of a master baker at work.  You may wonder why the black and white footage in the beginning, but hang in there, the color soon warms up as the croissants are gently brushed with melted butter.  You will see the baker masterfully creating delicious looking baguettes and croissants.  The video will have you dreaming of croissants, and if you're on your way to Paris, you will find plenty of bakeries with fresh baked croissants, among other mouth watering pastry delights, displayed in their window.

Aerial from Blausee (Switzerland) in 4K Aerial from Blausee (Switzerland) in 4K

Transport yourself to beautiful Blausee, the Blue Lake, an unbelievably stunning emerald blue lake in the Kander Valley of Switzerland.  It's a popular tourist destination for those traveling in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. 

On our recent road trip through the Swiss Alps from Bern to Brig on a very rainy day, we almost didn't visit this lake because of the weather, but we decided to make the stop anyway, and we were very glad we did.  When we arrived at the park, the large Blausee sign and small building belied the beauty of what was there.  Umbrella, raincoat and camera in hand, I quickly took a walk down the path ahead of my husband, who was hauling all the camera gear, to make sure there was something worth seeing. 

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On our recent road trip from Paris to Switzerland, we stayed a night at the quaint and charming Hotel Moulin des Ruats located in the heart of nature in the Burgundy region of France. As we passed through the town of Avallon on our way to the hotel, we were not sure if we were on the correct road as it was a narrow winding road along a river in the forest. We wondered whether our navigation system was leading us in the right direction. But we pressed on a little further and voila! Tucked away in the woods was the entrance to Moulin des Ruats.

THUN : THE PLACE TO BE (Corporate Version German) THUN : THE PLACE TO BE (Corporate Version German)

Take yourself on a journey through the lovely old city of Thun, Switzerland. A classic medieval town with a 12th century castle, an old church, the beautiful river Aare running through it, and the Alps surrounding it is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland, an area of Switzerland with picturesque view and beautiful mountains.  Quaint and enchanting, this little city is worth a visit if you are in the Bern region.  This video highlights the many things you can do and see in Thun.  Read more about places to stay and what to do in Thun on Tripadvisor.

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