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Start your backyard composting this fall

Fall is a great time of year to start backyard composting! The leaves get you started on the right track to find composting a fun and satisfying activity. >
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Wild mushroom foraging in the Pacific Northwest

Take a wild mushroom foraging walk. With renowned author, chef & wild food expert Bill Jones on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. One of the planet's best mushroom growing areas. >
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Quality olive oil - a Croatian grower's tips

Croatia is emerging as one of the best olive-growing regions in the world, winning more gold medals at international olive oil competitions every year. Tips from a grower on how to buy best quality olive oil. >

Experience Croatia with Silvia

With nearly 1,200 islands and 4,000+ kilometers combined coastline, Croatia is a ocean paradise pure that also offers tremendous history & culture from centuries of being at the crossroads of east and west, central Europe and the southern tip of the Mediterranean. >
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Berger bell foundry Bärau

Anno 1730, King Henry VIII weds his 6th wife; Johann Sebastian Bach composes 'coffee shop music' for the Leipzig Café Zimmermann; and Farmer Berger starts to cast bells on his picturesque Bernese Oberland farm. King Henry & the Bachs are gone, but Berger bells are cast in Bärau to this day! >
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Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg - unbound nature experience

Summer and winter activities' galore, Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg's other dazzling experience is the open-air chair lift, sweeping visitors into a Alpine panorama en-plain-air. >
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Water Castle Hallwyl: opera under the stars

A romantic, medieval courtyard under twinkling stars on a warm summer's night; Rossini's passionate music performed by professional players who make you chuckle & openly laugh over the funny libretto - voilà: Opera Castle Hallwyl! >
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World's largest Swiss flag

6,400 square meters of Swiss flag are mounted by a team of expert avalanche control climbers on a vertical cliff of Mount Säntis (elev. 2,500 m), just in time for Switzerland's National Day on August 1. >

Swiss Armed Forces at 4 Day March, Nijmegen/NL

A sense of personal achievement, camaraderie and community spirit are some of the reasons why voluntary Swiss Armed Forces personnel return every summer to participate in the world's largest marching event. >

Amsterdam unique sightseeing tips

Quirky hotels, fashionable & funky eateries, the must-see Rijksmuseum plus a fun new way to stay overnight in Amsterdam. >
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Amsterdam one-house-bridge-hotels

Experience Amsterdam like a local: the city's former bridge-masters homes overlooking the canals have been turned into unique, character mini-suite hotels. A fun way to spend the night! >
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Im Gummiboot durch die Schweiz

Wunderbares Sommervergnügen: plätscherndes Wassers, glitzernde Wellen-Lichtspiele, sanfte Natur. Dazwischen Kulturperlen wie Klöster und Schlösser. Zur Abwechslung einen Sprung ins kühle Nass, am Ufer ein Feuer machen oder einen Stopp in der Ufer Beiz! >
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Pegasus Zürich where Easter bunnies & Santas rendez-vous

Pegasus Zürich - hidden in the old town, just steps from famous Bahnhofstrasse, lies an enchanting store that delights your senses, gives wings to your imagination and beautifies your home. Mina Arnold selects unique home decor for all seasons with passion, love and a discerning eye. >

Sent, Ftan, Guarda & Schellen-Ursli

Three picturesque villages located high above the river Inn on a sunny terrasse. Hearty locals living in thick-walled stone houses adorned with artistic graffiti. Birthplace of beloved "Schellen-Ursli" story & a region that captivates visitors. >
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Alois Carigiet - art, graphic design & Schellen-Ursli

Best known and beloved the world over for the children's book Schellen-Ursli - translated into 14 languages (including Afrikaans) and made into several films - Alois Carigiet was a multitalented, ever-pushing-his personal-and-creative-boundaries artist. >
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Waldhaus Sils - superb five star hotel

Old world charm, top notch service, first class comforts with attention to detail & care and a stunning location to boot - five star Hotel Waldhaus Sils has it all - and more! >
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Mili Weber Museum St. Moritz

Free-spirited artist Mili Weber - revered by locals and the famous like Charlie Chaplin - made her delightful family chalet in St. Moritz her canvass, and the surrounding plant and animal life her easel. A gentle, but fiercely independent Swiss artist. >
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Fifties family hike in Switzerland

Hiking is a national sport in Switzerland. Guest author Daniel von Kaenel remembers a typical fifties family hike on the brand new south ramp of the Loetschberg and how grandfather showed up for this strenuous walk with suit, tie and walking stick, albeit minus rain gear. >

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about-silvia Welcome, and Grüezi! Switzerland, my native country, is the main focus of travel for this guide. Slowly, a few other destinations are added. Whatever the country, when I write, my cat Sari supervises me.   More about Silvia, Sari & Swiss Wanderlust »

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