Switzerland

25 Photos of the Swiss Alps That Will Leave You Dreaming

February 16, 2017

There’s no denying that Switzerland is a beautiful place. Like, perhaps the most beautiful country in the world. And while the entire country is full of beautiful scenes, the Swiss Alps are arguably the pinnacle of that beauty. Mountains, lakes, chalets – everything in the Swiss Alps is absolutely picture perfect. Therefore, it’s natural to find yourself with hundreds of beautiful photos of the Swiss Alps after a trip there, and to find yourself flipping through them over and over again dreaming of going back.

In fact, we all know that staring at photos of beautiful destinations is one way to bring on the wanderlust. Yet, we torture ourselves by doing it anyway. So here are 25 photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you in a dreamy state…or influence you to buy a one way ticket there!

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Travel Journal

Skiing in the Swiss Alps

February 13, 2017
Skiing in Zermatt

We just got back from a long weekend skiing in Zermatt, Switzerland, and I am already aching to go back. Aching literally – my body is quite sore from all of the skiing! Our four day trip involved two and a half days of skiing, two rounds of Settlers of Catan, and lots of après ski. We experienced near perfect ski conditions, two beautiful sunny days, and surprisingly empty pistes. It was such an incredible weekend in Zermatt; I honestly fall more in love with the place every time I visit!

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Dog Friendly Travel

A Dog-Friendly Weekend in Yorkshire

February 7, 2017
A full-guide to dog-friendly Yorkshire. Dog-friendly hotels and dog-friendly activities in York and Helmsley, United Kingdom. Read more on www.apairofpassports.com

Since moving to the UK (for the first time) in 2014, York has been high on the list of places I wanted to visit. I feel like I say that about a lot of places, but, York just seemed so…English. It appeared to be the perfect city break; however, as I looked into it further, I realised I definitely wanted to go beyond York as well. I wanted to explore the green countryside of Yorkshire. So when we received the opportunity to head up to Yorkshire for the weekend as guests of Visit York, we jumped on it! The best part? Arrangements were made in order for us to be able to experience more than just Yorkshire – we had the opportunity to experience dog-friendly Yorkshire!

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Books

Reading More in 2017

January 23, 2017
I'm embarking on the PopSugar 2017 Reading Challenge - join me!

Have you ever participated in a reading challenge? I don’t think I have since grade school, but I’m diving in this year!

Reading and travel go hand in hand, in so many ways. Books are an incredible thing to gain inspiration from. They’re full of adventure, charming characters, cultural information, and so much more. Whether you’re into romance novels or historical fiction, there is inspiration to be gained from any story. Inspiration that could propel you to follow your dreams, travel the world, or simply try something new.

The other great thing about reading is that it’s a great hobby to have while traveling – whether you travel full-time, occasionally for work, or just once a year, it’s something you can keep up on while on your adventures. You can pick up and put down a book whenever you fancy and decide to read a new one halfway through your current book without hurting anyone’s feelings. My favorite thing about reading, though

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Traveling Together

The 18 Most Romantic Experiences in Europe

January 20, 2017

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we can’t help but be thinking of all things romance. While Valentine’s Day is often associated with chocolates, champagne, and jewelry, we think more personal, romantic experiences are the proper way to celebrate it. Sure, we’ve already had our fair share of Valentine’s-worthy romantic experiences in Europe, but we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! This year we’ll be heading to Zermatt, Switzerland, with another couple, to celebrate the weekend before. Long days of stunning mountain views followed by evenings in cozy après-ski bars sounds like the perfect way to make cupid proud.

Valentine’s Day is a great time for a romantic getaway, but we love romantic travel year round, and encourage all couples to travel together. To help you brainstorm your next (or first) romantic adventure, we’ve rounded up the most romantic experiences in Europe from some of our favorite traveling couples. Europe itself is incredibly romantic, so these experiences are the best of the best.

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