A recent place we’ve visited in Switzerland, and somewhat off the beaten path is the town of Gruyères. Made famous by the picturesque hilltop castle dominating the medieval town, it is well known and can be touristy on weekends. With all it’s charm, it is quite easily a day trip to take it in, but views like this can only best be seen if one ventures out of town for a short hike.
We are looking forward to spring, to everything awakening and signaling us to get outside! It’s time to dust off the cold layers of winter and make our mark on this new, gorgeous weather. Hello nature…here we come!
East of Porto, Portugal lays the Douro Valley and the Rua do Vinho, and many more meandering roads through a network of terraced vineyards which grow the world’s best port wines. The roads, which ever you choose, show captivating landscapes. Right now, the rains are nurturing the valley soon to bring the start of the 2017 season.
Nature. Awe inspiring and humbling. Beyond the grandeur, deeper within the Alps, if you are able, you will find your own introspection. A place of solitude, perhaps, and yet anticipatory of something constructive, progressive, good. We can all use a little “better” nowadays; we should all strive, not just for our own contentment, but for that of our environment, our species, our future.
This photo was taken near Gemmipass, near Kandersteg, Switzerland. Other great photos and more on this area can be found on this post.
Tucked away in the Alps, above the familiar town of Grindelwld, Switzerland, is the wonderful Burghaus Bort. Open nearly the entire year, they are hosts to hikers, tourists, and at this time of year skiers. For more information check out a full write up on Burghaus Bort here. This photo was taken on a snowy December evening, a cozy place to stay for the night, or several nights!