Epic Road Trip to Tofino – Vancouver Island

tofino village in sunset lights

With only 205km to cover one would think that this is not really worth calling a road trip as it could be completed within 3 hours. But let me show you something different, because this is an epic road trip to Tofino…. Plan this road trip to Tofino as a whole day activity. Viewpoints and fun easy hikes will cover …

Visit the Hammetschwand Lift from Lucerne – Bürgenstock

Hammetschwand lift

There is no doubt that Lucerne and its neighboring Cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden and not to forget Obwalden are stunning, breathtaking and gorgeous. I had to add all three expressions as this is what we felt during our visit. We came for a 2-night stay in the city and had to choose carefully amongst all the attractions offered …

Bear Watch Tour from Tofino, why you should do it.

When we planned out trip to Canada there was one thing always in our conversations and research; bears! It excites us that we’re travelling and exploring part of Canada where there is a pretty good chance to see bears. Now there is another very important factor, we’re travelling with 4-year-old twins, so the great excitement of actually seeing a bear …

12 Easy Hikes with Kids in Valais, Switzerland

Bisse de Levron, Verbier

The canton of Valais in the south part of Switzerland is a mecca for hikers. Home to many 4000m peaks, glacier crossings and the famous Haute-Route connecting Chamonix /France with Zermatt the choice is immense and sometimes maybe a bit overwhelming. Good to know before you start reading the list: Some of the hiking in Valais is along a “Bisse” Panorama …

Family Hike in Valais along a Theme Trail – La Tzoumaz

Family Hike in Valais

Maison de la Foret – La Tzoumaz Maison de la Foret – La Tzoumaz Situated on a small plateau overlooking the Rhone Valley with views leaving you in awe, awaits a little gem. Looking like a house in a children’s fairy book, the “Maison de la Forêt” – the forest house – itself is an attraction and a worthwhile stop …

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The Hidden Valley of Derborence – Hiking Guide

Lac Derborence Valais Switzerland

Are you ready to discover a hidden piece of paradise on earth? Then this is exactly what the Valley of Derborence is. A hidden gem of the Valais and I would even be as bold as saying of Switzerland. If you, like we are, love being away from it all and feeling totally absorbed in the Nature then this hiking guide …

Family Walk in Crans Montana – Bisse des Miriouges

Family walk along the Bisse des Miriouges

We love this easy family friendly walk because it can be done any day any time. Far from the hustle and bustle of the Crans-Montana resort, this shady path takes you through a forest to the pretty little lake Miriouges. An easy family walk and best of it all it is push chair friendly. As it is a rather shady …

A Family Hike at la Grande Dixence Dam – Valais

A Family Hike at La Grande Dixence-Dam, Valais Switzerland

This is another impressive approach route. I love when the journey to a hike is as stunning as the hike itself. Driving along the Hérémence valley from the valley floor near Sion is spectacular. We really feel how small we are the nearer we’re driving to the end of the road and the start of the massive Grande Dixence Dam …

Family Fun Activities in Western Canada

Kids having fun by the river

I have reached out to some family travel bloggers to find out more about things to do with kids in Western Canada so we can plan our epic road trip in advance. I intend to update this list with more family fun activities after we have visited later this year and maybe even add some extras on the already featured …

Activities for Families in Nendaz, Tracouet Station

Tracouet in Nendaz Switzerland

I think once you have made the choice of visiting the Valais in Switzerland on your next holiday trip with your family we can presume you are an outdoor loving family. Great, then this is the right place for you. This particular post is all about a mountain station called Tracouet in the village of Nendaz in Valais Switzerland. There …