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An adventure-filled weekend in the Alps: 7 things to do on Mount Titlis this summer

Last weekend on Mount Titlis was one non-stop mountain adventure. In just two days, we hiked, ziplined, rowed a boat, went up to the top to see snow and ice, went down to enjoy blooming meadows and sunny strolls, saw the sunrise and the sunset over Trübsee lake, and experienced winter.. in July (glaciers are so cool!). There is so much to do up there and all this fun is just a 1h40min train ride from Zürich. So if you’re looking for a memorable summer weekend in the Alps, with beautiful views and unique experiences, here are my Top 7 things to do at Titlis.

Exploring vineyards in Lavaux, Switzerland. Canton Vaud

How to spend a holiday weekend in Vaud: vineyards, castles and swimming in Lac Léman

Last week we spent a beautiful three days in the french-speaking Vaud region of Switzerland. I’ve dreamt of coming here for ages, ever since I saw a postcard of Lavaux vineyards above Lac Léman. It’s the kind of place you see on the cover of a calendar and put on your bucketlist immediately. In real life, it’s even dreamier. Here is how we spent our time in the region and enjoyed a feeling of “les vacances”, Swiss-French style. All tips and locations included.

Three years in Switzerland

THREE YEARS in Switzerland. Technically the anniversary was in late January, but it took me a while to gather my thoughts and wrap my head around this. To be honest, I don’t have an exact date on which I celebrate because moving was a process – should I mark the first day I came here? The day I moved into the apartment? Or when I got my resident permit? Or maybe it’s the day of the flight from Helsinki to Zurich, when I closed the door for the last time on my beloved studio in my Northern home and flew two monster suitcases to Zurich, with a layover in Frankfurt and a flight so bumpy, so terrible, so emotional from FRA to ZRH that I became a scared flyer for the next two years, but Zurich officially became my only home? Since I don’t have an exact date, I go by my feelings and it now FEELS as what I think three years feels like. If you’re curious for what Year One felt like, you …