These chocolate factories in Switzerland offer tours for the public

Switzerland and chocolate are a match made in heaven. Everyone knows it, but few know how to experience the magic of chocolate firsthand in Switzerland. One of the top question we get is actually about chocolate factory tours in Switzerland. A common request goes something like this: “My in-laws from abroad are coming to town […]

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6 Warming Hot Springs Around New Zealand To Visit This Winter

Winter travel comes with its own set of perks: fewer crowds, moody views of snowy peaks or tempestuous beaches and, occasionally, a seasonal room rate. But if there’s one great thing about traveling during winter, it’s defrosting after a day outdoors. Frozen fingers and numb toes love nothing more than a soak in a thermal […]

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A candid look at the Swiss yodeling festival in Lachen

The curious Newly Swissed we are, we decided to check out the Zentralschweizer Jodlerfest, a yodeling festival in the historic town of Lachen. There, some 2000 contenders from the cantons of central Switzerland competed in various traditional Swiss sports, such as alphorn, flag spinning and yodeling. As we quickly found out, this event was no […]

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Here are Switzerland’s 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

When history converges with location and sheer beauty, the result is a place nothing short of significant. This magic formula applies for twelve sites throughout Switzerland that enjoy UNESCO World Heritage status. Those traveling to this alpine hideaway are advised to bring along their bucket list as they will be checking off one site after […]

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An Up-Close Encounter With Migaloo, The Only Albino Humpback Whale In The World

The Pacific Whale Foundation has been following reported sightings of Migaloo, the rare albino whale. Migaloo in the Aboriginal Australian language means “White Fella” and the name was coined by the Vice President of the foundation, Paul Forestell, based on advice from an Aboriginal elder. Migaloo is certainly one of mother natures rarest creations. He […]

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What are the best things to do in Lagos?

The best things to do in Lagos take full advantage of the town’s idyllic seaside setting on the southwestern coast of Portugal. The Atlantic Ocean skirts rugged limestone cliffs, red earth meets golden beaches and fertile hills prove ideal for producing excellent wine. Whitewashed buildings are contrasted by ornately detailed azulejos around every cobbled lane […]

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