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Fall Travel Review

After six weeks of travel, we have returned to Oregon (just in time for the heavy rain)! We still can’t believe we spent a whole month in Europe. Not only that, we tacked on an additional 10 days to explore Cohasset and Boston, Massachusetts. This is all thanks to our new-found “travel hacking” knowledge, an intentional and unconventional approach, and the generosity of the friends and family who hosted us.

We shared more about our recent travels (with lots of pictures) over on IntentionalTravelers.com:

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[Excerpt] Our farm stay in Cohasset was a thing of serendipity. It’s the perfect example of the unconventional, intentional travel that we love so much.

We met Michael and Michelle at Jake’s Off-Road Triathlon in Jamaica two years ago…

Read more via Visiting Cohasset (and Boston) | Intentional Travelers.

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Swiss Panoramas

How to describe Switzerland?

What makes it special? The chocolate? The cheese? Both great but it’s Switzerland’s natural beauty.

Switzerland is breathtakingly stunning. Unbelievably beautiful (and we only saw part of it).

I made the comment this past week to Michelle and her parents that the whole country should be preserved and considered as a world treasure. No joke. That beautiful. We only visited a couple of major towns and cities and those were ok. The true magic of Switzerland are the pristine rolling green hills, the massive mountains, and the glacier fed lakes. If you hate natural beauty and don’t like the outdoors then this may not be the country you want to visit when traveling to Europe.

But for everyone else, take a train ride through the mountains. Walk through the countless, endless vineyards. Hang out by one of the lakes. Stare at the many snow-capped peaks. Feel like you could almost touch the stars.

You will understand.

(click on any of the pics below for a larger view)

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Nendaz, Switzerland. The view from the balcony or where we were staying.
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We were high up, but only half-way up the mountain. You can see the valley below in the background.
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We took a lift up to a popular hiking area. Tons of trails in the summer for bikers and hikers.
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A typical Swiss chalet on the side of a mountain looking at the valley below.

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The vineyard hike in Martigny. A beautiful 4-mile hike through what seemed like endless vineyards.
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I wish that was me, zip lining across the Martigny valley. It went over the valley/city.
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The city of Sion, from a 10 century Church on the top of a hill overlooking the valley.
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The interesting city of Bern. The river is far below from the city.
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Spiez, overlooking Thon lake. This whole area is crazy beautiful. Wish we had spent more time here on the lakes and in the surrounding mountains.
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The world famous Matterhorn mountain from the town of Zermatt.