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Footloose and Child-free in Dubrovnik

September 7, 2013

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After completing the school year here in Lausanne, the kids were eager to spend some time back in Canada attending camp and visiting with friends and relatives over the summer. We were happy to oblige them and take advantage of the freedom to try some new activities in Lausanne and do some traveling on our […]

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“What doesn’t kill me …”: Channeling Nietzsche in the Engadin Ski Marathon

May 27, 2013

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The following post is primarily for the cross country ski nerds (you know who you are), but if you enjoy beautiful mountain scenery and/or German philosophy, there’s something here for you too. Confused? Read on. Back in early March, Graham traveled to the Engadin Valley in the far southeastern corner of Switzerland to participate in […]

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“If it’s Tuesday this must be Beijing”: Globetrotting with Nestlé in 2012-13

May 20, 2013

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Hard to believe but it’s been more than a year since I moved to Switzerland. In my not-so-new role, I’ve had the privilege of being able to travel to pretty much every continent.  While I’d have loved to have created a travel log for all my trips, time simply hasn’t allowed this. Here’s a quick […]

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5 Days in Cinque Terra

April 8, 2013

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The International School of Lausanne is in the midst of a two week break right now, so we decided to take advantage and do some more traveling together as a family. After weighing a number of options, including Morroco and Turkey, we decided to travel down to Cinque Terra, on the Mediterranean coast of Italy, […]

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Ski week in Verbier

April 1, 2013

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Back in mid-February the kids had a week-long school break and, like so many other families in Switzerland, we took advantage and headed into the mountains for a week of alpine skiing. While there are dozens of choice ski destinations within a day’s drive of us (for eg. Gstaad, Crans Montana, Saas Fee), we opted […]

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World Cup Weekend in France

March 19, 2013

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As many readers know, I am a huge fan of competitive cross country skiing and have been involved in the sport as a competitor for many years and, more recently, as a coach with Team Hardwood. While I miss my Team Hardwood family a great deal, as well as the adrenaline and excitement of race […]

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London Calling!!! A 48hr family get-away

March 17, 2013

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One of the things we told ourselves before moving to Switzerland was that we would take advantage of the country’s central location within Europe and the availability of cheap short-haul flights from Geneva in order to visit as many places as we could during school breaks and on periodic weekends. However, between the kids’ sports […]

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Chateau d’Oex Hot-Air Balloon Festival

March 4, 2013

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The Swiss are very fond of festivals and hold them throughout the year to celebrate everything from music, wine, and cheese, to local handicrafts, farm produce, and livestock, including beauty contests for cows (I kid you not!). Some festivals date back centuries, while others are more contemporary in origin. Looking for something to do as […]

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Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne

January 27, 2013

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And now for something completely different. Last week I visited what is perhaps Lausanne’s best known art museum, the small but fascinating Collection de l’Art Brut.  The French term “art brut”  translates roughly as crude, raw or unrefined art. The thread running through the collection, which was originally gathered and curated by Jean Dubuffet starting […]

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Best. Day. Ever. – Riding the Col de la Colombière

December 11, 2012

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We’ve had snow on the ground for a week now, and I switched from riding to xc skiing 2 weeks ago, but I wanted to share another cycling adventure that I had back in late October: climbing the famous Col de la Colombière mountain pass in the Haute Savoie region of France. This was without […]

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