Magical Corippo

After our time in German-speaking Frutigen, we headed south for a few hours to Locarno, in Ticino, the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. I’ve already shared the video of our spectacular journey through the mountains, and the change from the alpine feel to a richer, more earthy Italian vibe was almost immediate as we entered the region. Some friends recommended a trip up the valley to a hillside village called Corippo so we braved the steep, winding, single track road up to a village that time forgot. The moss-covered cobbled alleys and steps, weather-worn stone buildings, bright pots of flowers and…

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#1day12pics – a photo an hour in June

I’ve been wanting to join in with Michelle and Emma’s #1day12pics photo day for about three months, but something has always got in the way. This month, the date fell right at the start of our Europe road trip and I was determined to take part. Luckily a tweet from Emma that morning reminded me or I’d have completely forgotten about it. It was a bit of a challenge remembering to take a shot every hour but at least I was in glorious sunshine with time on my hands. I like the idea of a theme, like Michelle has tried,…

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Alpine loveliness

We’re well into the second week of our Europe road trip and most of our time so far has been in picture-perfect Switzerland. We spent three nights in the mountain town of Frutigen, about half an hour from Interlaken. We were immediately seduced by the snow-topped mountains, wooden Swiss chalets and fields full of glorious alpine flowers. It was all just so totally and completely Swiss! Here are a few snapshots…

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When the journey’s as good as the destination

A journey that’s as good as the destination from Heather Young on Vimeo.

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