How to summer like a European

While many of the American blogs I read are already using the phrases “end of summer” and “back-to-school,” Europeans are giddily preparing for the beginning of their real summer: August 1. Schools are out of session. People are leaving town. The restaurant downstairs has put up a sign that reads “See you in September!” Because […]

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Camping in Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

We camped Saturday night under a waterfall just outside of Lauterbrunnen and it was one of the most incredible places I’ve ever pitched a tent. Although my husband would prefer to camp completely in the wild–to simply find a clearing somewhere–I asked him to reserve a space in an official campground since I was worried […]

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