I’m Tanya, a writer, explorer and mother of two, based in Zürich Switzerland. For a dozen years, I’ve been sharing the hikes, outdoor activities and other travel we’ve done in Switzerland and beyond through this website, building a wonderful community of other active families through social media.
It’s important to me that this blog documents a real experience, not a short generic overview that you can get on lots of other sites. We are not just a pretty picture. We give a personal account of each activity along with how to get there, what to expect, what’s special for families, what to avoid, and how to best use your time. We provide lots of practical details based on our experience that will help minimize the frustration and maximize the fun.
I also want to inspire you to try activities that you perhaps hadn’t considered doing with your kids. Switzerland makes it easy for people of all abilities to enjoy the outdoors and I want to be a part of the effort to get more people out there. I hope you find the blog helpful and have many happy adventures in Switzerland and beyond.
My origin story
In 2005, I moved from San Francisco to Zürich, Switzerland with my husband and one year old son. Like any transition, it was tough at first, but the beautiful Swiss landscape made it much easier to love where I lived. It took us awhile to figure out how to enjoy hiking and traveling with kids, but now it’s our favorite thing to do. It makes me happy that my two boys now excitedly ask “Are we going on a gondola today?” or “Are we building a fire for lunch?” I want my kids to love being outside and enjoy simple pleasures like picking wildflowers and throwing rocks in a river. So far it’s working.
I started this website with a few moms I met in a playgroup in Zurich. We wanted to keep track of all the travel tips the moms shared at the playgroup. Although lots of moms had great ideas, I was basically the only one posting them. Eventually, I took over the blog and made it into my own pet project. With over 400 posts of all sorts of family-friendly activities in Switzerland, you are bound to find something you like.
You might like to start with our favorites.
Subscribe to our email newsletter
Don’t miss any posts by subscribing to our email newsletter. It may take a few minutes to get your confirmation email. Don’t worry.