Zermatt, Switzerland: a Mile-high Playground

alpine neadows above Zermatt

  Few places in the world have the utter charm of Zermatt, Switzerland. Tucked into a high valley at 1,682 meters (5,520 feet--almost a mile), and surrounded by magnificent alpine scenery, the little Swiss town near the Italian border cherishes its long mountaineering tradition. Zermatt was “discovered” in the mid-19th century by British climbers who were eager to meet the challenge of ... Read Full Article

The Majestic Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland

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  My wanderlust is, in many ways, the result of being raised in a well-traveled family. From a very early age, I remember listening to my grandmother’s stories about traveling through Asia and my mother’s tales of backpacking through Europe. Images of their adventures took hold in my mind, and propelled me into a life of travel and cultural inquiry. When I was in grade school, my mother ... Read Full Article