Tag: Hiking

how to be a tourist in las vegas

how to be a tourist in las vegas

Win some money! I’m not really a gambler. I think I’m too cheap to gamble. But maybe it’s because I feel like I always end up losing and I’d rather spend that lost money on something else. But there’s something about those slot machines. The bright lights, the music - in fact, they say that’s … Continue reading how to be a tourist in las vegas

the steepest cog railway in the world

the steepest cog railway in the world

This cogwheel railway is just one of five modes of transportation that you get to travel on in order to get the best views of Mount Pilatus. Mount Pilatus is located in Central Switzerland, and overlooks the town of Lucerne. This trip can be done via the “Golden Round Trip” ticket (106 CHF or 53 … Continue reading the steepest cog railway in the world

how to get the best view of zürich

how to get the best view of zürich

Climb Lindenhof Hill. It’s actually less daunting than it sounds. The ‘hill’ is basically just an incline (with steps) you can walk up to get a nice view of the Limmat River. Go hiking at Uetliberg. This is a park that’s about 20 minutes outside of Zürich and easily accessible by train. You can also … Continue reading how to get the best view of zürich

what it’s like to see an active volcano

what it’s like to see an active volcano

You know those clips you see on TV of hot, bright orange lava, slowly and viscously seeping through piles of old rocks? Well, sorry to shatter this image but it is nothing like that. At least it wasn’t back in June when I visited Kilauea, the most active of the five volcanoes that form the … Continue reading what it’s like to see an active volcano