Tag: Nature

Monte Verità

Monte Verità: Switzerland’s ‘Mountain of Truth’

At the beginning of the 20th century, a hilltop in Ascona, Switzerland became a center for unconventional idealists and reformers. Theosophists, writers, visual and...
Wild Atlantic Way County Donegal

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way begins and ends in County Donegal

Leaving County Sligo, our blog tour continued into remote County Donegal, its shoreline etched with bays and sandy beaches. Here, the weather is uncertain,...
Wild Atlantic Way County Sligo

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way through County Sligo

The new driving route along 2,500 km (1,500 miles) of Ireland's Atlantic shoreline is now officially open. Stretching from Malin Head in the north--with...
SeaTrails

In County Sligo, step into Irish history with SeaTrails

In the shadow of Sligo's Benbulbin mountain, the Atlantic crooks inward onto Irish shores at Streedagh beach. A walk along this stretch of the...
Buddhist wall painting

Buddhist wall paintings for Chhairo Gompa, Nepal

Painted images are highly valued as tools representing the teachings of the Buddha. Buddhist wall paintings representing protector deities line the walls of temples...
alphorn

Alphorns at 2,200 meters–A Swiss summer tradition

Several years ago, on a weekend excursion to the mountains near Lucerne, my husband and I met a troupe of alphorn players from Canton...

Mornings in Gujurat

This time last year, I was road-tripping across the Indian state of Gujurat.  Each morning seemed to herald a new world, the day’s beginning...
Grenz Glacier and Zumsteinspitze, Pennine Alps, Switzerland

Through the lens: Swiss Alps in black & white

  The Grenz glacier leads the way up to the Zumsteinspitze, which at 4,563 meters is just one of the many peaks of the Pennine...
Autumn color under blue skies, Ticino, Switzerland

Through the lens: Valle di Muggio, Ticino

When leaves have already dropped elsewhere in Switzerland’s mountain regions, it is time to head south—as far south as you can go without leaving...
Bench overlooking Oeschinensee, Berner Oberland

Through the lens: The Swiss bench

They are everywhere you look: beside precipitous mountain paths, under shady trees, in parks, and beside lakes and parking lots. Swiss benches are an...
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