There is something absolutely magical about the autumn. Wearing sweaters, getting cozy under the glow of candles at night and the urge to hunker down and relax are all moments of dream of year round. Another aspect of the autumn that is full of joy and wonder, is the opportunity to hike through the many vineyards that fill the Swiss landscape. If you are located in the Basel area and looking for a gorgeous ramble through the vines consider the following:
Start: Pratteln Banhofstrasse (tram 14)
Finish: Muttenz Dorf or reverse
Time: Roughly 2 hours
Accessible via tram 14 – Pratteln
Kilometers: Roughly 7.3km
Trail Markers: Follow the white and green trail markers indicating, “Rebenweg.”
We have completed this hike several times and enjoy this easy trail immensely this time of the year.
To see more details, including a map on this hike, please visit:
There is something so beautiful about creating a project with deep regard and passion. When we wrote our book, Fresh Air Kids Switzerland, it was a culmination of years spent on the trail as a family and over the course of those years we have come to notice that our children thrive in nature. Not only does nature provide a gorgeous backdrop for our family to bond and explore, but it allows our child the opportunity to be children.
Listed below are benefits of nature, so get plenty-today.
1. Vitamin D Absorption – the body absorbs Vitamin D when sunlight penetrates the skin. Get healthy, stay healthy.
2. Physical and Mental Benefits – the opportunity to exercise in nature is abundant allowing children the chance to move their bodies freely. Kids need this and so do we!
Doctors are now prescribing nature as a way to ward off stress and anxiety in adults and children.
Nature may also help lessen ADHD/ADD symptoms in children. Hmm…too much time in the classroom, not enough time outdoors…perhaps.
3. Nature may help prevent Nature Deficit Disorder, a term coined by Richard Louv, which is define by individuals having limited exposure to the natural world. We need nature.
4. Nature provides a natural slowing down and has a calming effect on children.
5. Freedom – nature provides freedom through unorganized and unstructured play time – children have come to crave this in their highly structured, over scheduled lives.
Step out into the natural world and observe how your children see the world differently.
If you are interested in having the authors of Fresh Air Kids talk at your organization regarding, “The Education of Nature,” talks can be custom made to suit the needs of your organization or school.
“Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.”
– Steven Pressfield
“She believed she could, so she did.” – Unknown
Influenced by a dear friend experiencing the inevitable woes of motherhood, we have assembled a group of unique, diverse women to gather once a month in an effort to do the following:
1. Help each other rise to our full potential
2. Provide a physical opportunity to sweat and move
3. An educational component that is designed to inspire, teach and facilitate essential life skills
4. Harvest our inner badass because let’s face it, in this world we all need a bit more confidence with the ability to influence each other in a very positive way.
First meeting details:
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Location: Sevogelstrasse Tram stop (tram 14)
Time: 08:15 estimated finishing time: 10:30
What: A vineyard hike with a map reading session
Sounds awesome right…so go ahead and join us, we’d love to share this experience with as many women as possible.
No need to register or let me know, simply show up…on time!
“It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.” -Zig Ziglar