Fresh Air Kids – What People Are Saying


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Writing a book is an incredible experience, especially when that experience has been a life-long dream. We still smile whenever we touch our book, flip through the pages and see images of my children with hiking boots on in remarkable locations.

Having that said, Fresh Air Kids Switzerland is so much more to us than just a hiking book. For us, it is about connecting families to the natural world. Teaching children, or, the next generation, to care for a world that desperately requires our love and attention. It is about slowing down, returning to our roots, and finding tiny miracles on a network of trails that is vast, gorgeous and accessible. It is about falling in love with the outdoors, awakening our senses and discovering moments that leave us with tears in our eyes and wonder in our souls.

We are grateful for all of the support we have received as we promote our book and as we continue to share our love of nature with families across Switzerland.  Our deep hope is that we have done right by our readers and continue to spark awe and joy through the hikes we share with you. Be well and hike on!

Here is what people are saying about Fresh Air Kids Switzerland…

“Thank you for the amazing book.” – Amanda

Thanks Fresh Air Kids for all the tips and suggestions. We went on our first hike from your book to Reinach on the Skulpturenweg and enjoyed every minute of it. It was so handy to know before hand details like how many kilometers it was and roughly how much time we would need. Already planning our next hike. Thanks again, your book really entices one outdoors and what’s more, its incredibly helpful for inexperienced hikers like ourselves. It’s fabulous. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Rozanne

Discover new places, make new friends, and live the Switzerland dream! Fresh Air Kids is for all ages and our family of teens were very thankful for the tips provided by the Grindelwald First hike. We discovered a suspension bridge, woke up to unbelievable views and enjoyed the cable car ride back down the mountain. This book is a must have for every out door backpack. –Nicole Scoles, Basel West GGG Stadtbibliothek Librarian

“I love the quality of the book and the texture of its pages.”

“Finding our way with a useful resource.” – Julie

For more information on our book, please click here.




Basel – Mexican Food


After spending years living in California, it is easy to say, we love good Mexican food. That can also lead us to say that living in Switzerland makes it pretty hard to enjoy delicious, authentic Mexican food. Sigh…

We have tried for years to experience the type of Mexican food that leaves our mouths watering with a burrito in hand and fond memories of our once California life. It just doesn’t happen. That is, until recently when we had the opportunity to meet some dear friends at a new restaurant in Basel – Cartell. Yum!

Cartell serves up authentic, homemade, delicious Mexican food in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Not only is the vibe of the restaurant chill and relaxed (yes to that), the staff might just pull up a seat, share a drink with you and dive into their life stories.  When the current Chef, Rudolfo did just that, we felt as though we were dining at a good friend’s house making our experience that much more enjoyable.

So, if you are hankering for some hardcore, authentic Mexican food, head over to Cartell located at: Henric Petri-Strasse 24 – 4051 Basel. We promise, you won’t be disappointed!

We had a rule, which we have now broken on multiple occasions. The latest installment of rule breaking happened on our eighth or ninth trip to Mallorca. Shoot, we were only supposed to go once, but there is something about that island that pulls us back. Perhaps it steams from the early days of our marriage when we stumbled upon dreamy pictures of that island that left us pining for a romantic anniversary destination. Or it could quite possibly be that we reside in a landlocked country that doesn’t have an ocean of its own. Maybe it is the fact that we can fly there in less than two hours. Or the sight of our children splashing in the ocean, running down the shores of the salty sea like puppies freed at last, we sigh in their delight. Or the warm embrace we receive each time we visit our dear friends that call the island home. Those hugs, those familiar faces and the meals we share gathered around a table that warm and welcoming all inspire us to return.

SwissPats – Podcast Interview

Hello there! We hope you are having a glorious summer. We are spending loads of time in the mountains, hiking and exploring. Yeah to the Swiss Alps for making summer so magical!

We recently had the opportunity to appear on the podcast, SwissPats hosted by Suzi Lyon and Don Delco. Thank you for the invitation to sit down and chat with you both. It truly was a pleasure!


If you are interested in learning more about life as a Swiss Expat and our latest book, Fresh Air Kids – 52 Inspiring Hikes That Will Make Kids and Parents Happy, have a listen.

The podcast will roll out on August 7th.

Guest Post & Give-Away


Fresh Air Kids Switzerland was recently a guest blogger on Play Basel. Play Basel is a fabulous resource for families of all ages living in Switzerland. From playgrounds, to hikes, to upcoming events, this blog offers families with ideas to keep children of all ages active! Just in time for summer!

To read our latest post and make the most of our day trip recommendation, visit our write-up here!

Thank you for the opportunity Play Basel and if you haven’t yet left a comment for the chance to win one of our free children’s activity books, don’t miss out on the chance. Simply visit the following Instagram account and leave a comment. Participants must reside in Switzerland.




So Fun!


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This just came to our attention and made us smile on this late, Monday afternoon. Our book, Fresh Air Kids Switzerland -52 Inspiring Hikes That Will Make Kids and Parents Happy was just written up in Chinese. How about that? Color us happy on this Monday!

Thank you for the generosity and print space. We hope you enjoy all of our hand selected hikes!