Discovering the Swiss Alps Villages

Once again, we woke up at the crack of dawn trying to maximize the “better weather” hours according to the weather forecast! It might sound hectic but it really wasn’t; with our Swiss Train Travel Pass, we were able to be on our schedule and visit as much as we could take in following the…

Day Trip to Stein am Rhein and Bern

Sorry for the delay, it is the wedding season right after our vacation so trying to balance “work” versus “blog”. 2nd day of our trip, weather forecasted to be cloudy with 50% chance of rain. The night before, I was checking the whole country of Switzerland weather and thinking of going somewhere sunny since we…

Our 27th country: Switzerland starts in Lucerne!

Europe is our favorite continent to visit during the summertime, but this year we started our yearly visit to Europe a little bit earlier! In fact, we just got back on Sunday night from our three weeks vacation 🙂 The main purpose of this vacation wasn’t Europe though….it was actually to Morocco! It is expensive…

Guide to Hunt and Photograph the Northern Lights

How to hunt the Northern Lights? Seeing the Northern Lights was my once-in-a-lifetime experience and here are the tools I found helpful in maximizing our chance to see it when we spent the Thanksgiving week in Iceland. Three factors contribute to the chance of seeing the Aurora: Cloud coverage – clouds are photographers’ favorite to make…

Found the Plane Wreck and Waterfalls

Our winter in Iceland started with another colorful sunrise! This was right outside from our house! Itinerary for today: hunt for the plane wreck. In 1973, a US Navy Douglas Super DC-3 crashed on the beach in southern Iceland and it was a miracle that everyone on board survived the crash. The plane was left there…