Hi, I am Ashley! An Aussie turned Swiss.

On this website I share my 22 years of experience living in Switzerland! I have hiked, driven and caught trains across the length and breadth of this Alpine wonderland.

Let me help you have the best trip possible.

Top Destinations


Switzerland's financial hub with a historical old town and lots to do.

Discover Zurich


A Medieval old town in the heart of the alps with a lake to die for.

Discover Lucerne


An iconic Swiss town surrounded by towering alpine peaks.

Discover Zermatt

Jungfrau Uncovered: A First-Timer's Guide for 2024

Everything you need to know when planning a trip to the
Interlaken, Grindelwald & Lauterbrunnen area.


Detailed Insider's Guide

  • Discover the best in the region
  • Top destinations
  • Popular activities
  • Best hikes
  • Town details
  • Regional Maps
  • Insider tips

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Topic Categories


Explore historical cities with stunning backdrops.

Discover the Cities


Relax after a hard day in the alps with epic views.

Find a Hotel


Hiking, biking, paragliding, rafting and more.

Find Your Activities

Museums & Churches

Immerse yourself in some culture, history & politics.

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Swiss Trains

All about the Swiss Travel Pass & Others

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About Switzerland

Learn more about the culture, politics, history.

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