Switzerland

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Switzerland — In the heart of Western Europe, Switzerland is the epicenter of the Alps. Famous for its political isolation and self-sufficiency, the country offers a wealth of activities year-round.

Why Go

For the Alps, naturally, plus cheese and chocolate, hiking, history, and skiing.

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Star Search: 6 Hotels with Astronomy Programs

February 22, 2016 by Katie McElveen

There’s nothing quite like looking up and setting your sights on the stars. The weeks ahead and spring are prime viewing times, too, thanks to celestial events ... Read More »

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Your Guide to Biking Europe's Bodensee (Lake Constance)

January 27, 2016 by Connie Hum

The Bodensee, or Lake Constance in English, is a lake and mountain region that winds around the borders of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. The area, with its ... Read More »

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3 Smaller Swiss Towns to Explore -- Plus Day Trips from Each

October 13, 2015 by Megan Eileen McDonough

From snow-capped mountains to lush valleys to green-blue rivers that quietly flow through medievaltowns, Switzerland has no shortage of picture-perfect places ... Read More »

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Here's How You Can Afford Switzerland's Swanky Ski Resorts

July 30, 2015 by Christine Wei

We've all seen photos of the snow-capped villages and sparkling white slopesthat characterize Switzerland in winter. But the powder is just part of the picture ... Read More »

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From Australia to Ontario: 6 Extended Trails for Every Type of Hiker

July 14, 2015 by Keith Flanagan

There are times when taking to the open road -- an escape from our day-to-day life -- is better suited by way of a long hike. From the cool coasts of the Great ... Read More »

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