One of my favorite places to vacation is in the mountains. Vistas viewed from high above and valley walks down below, there’s nothing quite like it.

the latest Mountain travel Inspiration posts:

  • Germany, Switzerland, and Austria: a two-week, highlight packed, whirlwind vacation itinerary

    Table of Contents Germany in my heartGetting aroundRhine RiverMoselle River ValleyBurg Eltz CastleThe Black Foresta little Switzerland on the side!Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau CastlesZugspitze and Eibseean afternoon in Austria!RothenburgWurzburg PalaceAnd there you have it, our two week highlight packed whirlwind vacation. Germany in my heart Germany was the goal. I grew up there, and I love …


  • Complete Visitor Guide: Stunning Eibsee Lake and Zugspitze Mountain, Germany

    Eibsee Lake is located in the Bavarian region of Germany, just 8 miles outside of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It sits at the base of Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. These two are in such close proximity to one another that they share a parking lot making it easy to fit both of these stunning locations into one day! …


  • Wasserauen Ebenalp Mountain, Switzerland: unique experiences and stunning scenery!

    berggasthaus aescher ebenalp mountain hotel switzerland unique hotels in switzerland

    When a photo of Berggasthaus Aescher, a hotel built into the side of a mountain in the Swiss alps I knew I had to go. Berggasthaus, one of the most unique hotels in Switzerland sits atop Ebenalp, a small, somewhat unassuming yet stunningly beautiful mountain in the Appenzeller region. This magical Instagram worthy little piece …


Looking for more inspiration?

Love the mountains? Check out my alps page and my alpine lake page for more travel ideas.

Need hiking gear? REI is a great place to shop but they also have extensive educational information on their site and you may find things there you didn’t even know you needed!