Layover: What to see during your layover in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is hands-down one of my favorite cities ever. Even though I’ve only been there during a couple layovers, it’s one of the top cities on my list to spend more time exploring in. There’s so many adorable stores and buildings, people are friendly, it’s super walk-able and just all-around an amazing city. The airport…

Workaway vs. WWOOF

This past year we’ve used Workaway and WWOOF. They are both amazing organizations with great concepts, but there are a few differences to consider when choosing which to use.   WWOOF: Willing Workers on Organic Farms is definitely more geared towards people who want to work with their hands and experience organic farming. While a lot of…

Wine&Fine: Castle Chillon & Lavaux Vineyards

Swiss wine is by far my favorite. In fact, it’s so good that they finish it all and don’t even export any of it. The Lavaux vineyard terraces overlooking Lac Leman have been protected by UNESCO since 2007. Cassidy and I went on a really inverted and foggy day and mostly everything was dead that…

3 Gorgeous Hikes in the French-Speaking Part of Switzerland

Although the Bernese part of the Swiss Alps is the most famous, the French speaking part has a lot of hidden gems. Here are a few of my favorite hikes in the Lausanne/Montreaux area: 1-Dent de Vaulion Near Romainmotier and the Joux Valley, this hike gives you a beautiful view overlooking Lac Leman (Lake Geneva)…

Day Trip from Lausanne: Romainmotier & Dent De Vaulion

On the French-Swiss border, there’s an ADORABLE old town and not far from it there’s a mountain, Dent de Vaulion, where you can see Lac Leman and the alps from the top! The trip is only about an hour drive from Lausanne and is definitely worth visiting if you’re in the area. (see 5 things…

Cheese Factory tour

One of my favorite parts of our trip was learning about how all the delicious cheese we were eating was actually made! Renaud brought us to his friend who is studying cheese making. The cheese shop in St. Cierges makes Gruyere and their own specialty, Le Brigand Du Jorat! The process of making Gruyere was a…

European Christmas Markets

Christmas markets are crowded, expensive, and yet absolutely MAGICAL. And let’s face it, food is probably the best part so here were my favorites: -Vin Chaud/Gluehwein (Mulled Wine-Hot wine with spices) -Warm Candied Almonds -Roasted Chestnuts -Chocolate, of course!-they even had random objects made out of chocolate, like scissors. The little stands are made out of…

Hiking in the Enchanting-Jaunbach Gorge

If you’re near the Gruyere Village or Cailler chocolate factory, it’s definitely worth a trip to the Jaunbach gorge. We did a portion of this trail– it started from Bulle to the Lac de Montsainens. It goes through little tunnels and next to a very bright, colorful river. At the very end, you go up…

Les Cabanes De Marie-Swiss Treehouse B&B

Our Workaway hosts, Marie and Renaud, built these incredible tree houses in their backyard. There are 3 treehouses and a set of Gypsy wagons named after their kids- Mathis, Mila, Alanis, and Cami. Les Cabanes de Marie has a beautiful philosophy and goal to be a well-priced retreat for families and friends to experience their childhood…

Early Morning Hike Above the Clouds: Dent de Jaman

This particular morning was probably in the top 10 moments of my year. Waking up wayyy before the sun rises, driving to the pre-alps, running up Dent de Jaman in the dark and making it to the top above the clouds to see the sky turn cotton candy pink. The inversion of clouds covered Lac…