Multilingualism: an overlooked gift
Speaking two languages can have more advantages than you thought.
The author of this article, Jessica Beard, 16, tells us more.
Your perfect weekend getaway in the Canton of Vaud
We've put a series of activities together for you, both for all tastes and all weather conditions. Whether you prefer cultural discoveries, wandering medieval cities, hiking mountain summits,...
The devil's playground
From white-water rafting to snowshoeing, Anitra Green shares some insider tips for Les Diablerets.
Autumn walks with kids in Switzerland
Tanya Deans of Moms:Tots:Zurich gives a guide to her family's favorite autumn hiking routes in Switzerland
Interior design for small apartments
Living in Switzerland is often a dream come true for many people. But adjusting to the limited living space often requires some flexibility.
Water, what else?
This guide to beverages will make you think twice the next time you are thirsty.
Stuff expats don't talk about
You would think most expats plan a move abroad in detail. My family didn't.
Hiking with kids in Switzerland
Hooray for Switzerland for making hiking so easy. The trails are well-marked and well-maintained. Cable cars swoop you to the top, where you get maximum views for the least effort.
Swiss nature parks
Switzerland has no less than 18 nature parks scattered all over the country.
Managing transitions: The secret to thriving in Switzerland
From Cincinnati to Basel, from a farm boy to international leadership guru, George Kohlreiser shares his wisdom on how to manage international transitions and thrive in your new home.
Hotel Chesa Rosatsch: Home of Food
Explore Celerina, in the Upper Engadin region of Switzerland. You just may never come home after spending a week exploring the beautiful region.
Summer Time in Schwyz
Feel the fire of freedom in the region of Schwyz this summer. Whether you wish to quench your thirst, get down with nature or are looking to create some memorable family moments – the central...
The herb garden is blooming
The Swiss interior design expert Pfister gives tips to create the perfect herb garden on your available outdoor space.
Outdoor lighting for the summer
Your balcony or terrace will be perfect summer this summer with these tips from the Swiss interior design expert Pfister.
Between balcony and living room
Enjoy a lazy spring! Here are some tips for those warm but still a bit chilly days on which you really want to be outside.
The staircase to heaven
Need a new jogging routine? This article gives guidance to anyone interested in including something new when out on a run, or to anyone looking for inspiration to get out there!
You are what you eat
Healthy eating is not just trendy or a boring routine, it is fun! Try to explore new flavours on your own terms and listen to your body. Read these nutritional tips and get excited about everyday...
Sugar is evil
We eat more and more sugar, also through processed food. Sugar provides fast energy, but in contrast to our ancestors from the Stone Age, we do not need it.
The energy balance can be positive or negative. To understand how the body gains or loses weight this concept is important to understand.
One workout is better than no workout
Many might feel demotivated because they do not have the time to do many workouts with a busy schedule. Read some advice from a professional and be inspired to get active at least once a week.
Nature holds all the cards
We are presented with processed and unhealthy food every day. Read this short and simple guide to a healthy diet.
Turn a few laps!
Get expert tips on training on a running track. Running tracks make for excellent training arenas and they are not just for top athletes.
Stress time is crucial
Many are talking about repetitions in strength training, but fewer are talking about how long a repetition should last. Learn the expert tips and concepts.
Fitness is a key part of work-life balance
How do you manage to do regular training while balancing your professional life?
There is an incredible energy between Myke Penseyres and Massaki Chraiti. The dynamic duo newly graduated from the Geneva School of Economics and Management sit down with Hello Switzerland to...
Apartment living: the Swiss way of life
Most of us English-speaking expats lived in houses with gardens back home in the States, Canada, the UK, Australia or New Zealand. Most of us are living in apartments, with balconies, here in...
Off the beaten track of Basel museums
Basel is home to the largest concentrations of museums in all of Switzerland. Those who have time to explore Basel in depth will want to consider some lesser known, less advertised, but truly...
Snowshoeing the Night Away
Exactly one year ago, a friend and I – frustrated by the rainy winter season in Geneva, which didn't allow us to enjoy our usual post-work cycling activities – decided to take matters into our own...
Top 20 places for Christmas shopping in Zurich
Gift-giving season is coming. You have a shopping list to complete. You run out of ideas, and of time. What can be new and different from the previous years? This list can save you, and will...
Single? How to start enjoying Christmas
Whereas most people look forward to and love Christmas and the holidays, I know for a fact that many singles dread Christmas. Here are 6 tips to start enjoying Christmas.
Enjoy the great outdoors!
1000 peaks, 150 valleys and 615 lakes. Graubünden is a place where everyone can enjoy a summer holiday in pure and undisturbed harmony.
Is it the clock with only eleven hours on it? The art supermarket? Or maybe that you can see dinosaur footprints? Visitors to Solothurn are spoilt for choice with things to do, stories to hear and...
Some might think the opera is only for the richer and older among us, however as 15-year-old Fiona Turner-Hehlen finds out, Zurich Opera House – one of the winners at the International Opera Awards...
Christmas time in Basel
Ready to get in the Christmas spirit? Then Basel's annual Christmas market is your best bet. Festive decorations, towering Christmas trees and around 180 of wooden chalets transform Basel's old...
Top 11 affordable chalets in Switzerland
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be a millionaire to enjoy an idyllic break in Switzerland. These 11 chalets and apartments are the perfect retreat for families and friends!
This is Graubünden
Winter in Graubünden is a varied and multi-faceted affair. From a skiing to wellness oasis - you can discover your very own perfect holiday in the midst of the majestic Swiss alpine world. Get...
Following the cow brigade
Autumn's arrival in Switzerland can often generate mixed feelings: while the summer festivities have now come to a close, winter's snowy adventures have yet to arrive. However, one autumn tradition...
Escaping into the Creux du Van
Geneva is far from being a bustling city. It is quiet, relatively safe, easy to get around, and full of greenery. Even then, the hustle of daily life can wear on you: the noise, the schedule, the...
Mexican food in Switzerland
Do you miss the taste of authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex food? With a bit of ingenuity and the fabulous products from Maria Dolores, you can enjoy your favourite dishes in Switzerland too. From...
How to reinvent yourself in Switzerland
Soon after moving to Switzerland, Bern-based Gretel Gambarelli, with Italian roots and an international career in her backpack, realized that her professional aspirations were hard to realize. Here...
Creating your perfect home environment
Rob Leeman, furniture designer at Ralpine Design, demystifies the decision making process of choosing furniture.
Capuns with mountain views
Graubünden offers the best ingredients for top-class cuisine - plenty of local delicacies and chefs of the highest calibre. Our specialities spring from our connection with nature and creative ideas.
School in Switzerland
One mother's experience of the public school system in Basel.
La dolce vita
Sometimes in life you just want it all. Blue water. Awe-inspiring hiking trails. A nice bottle of wine. Luckily, Switzerland's answer to the perfect holiday is nestled in the south — Ticino. Ashley...
Hiking to the most Beautiful Swiss Film Locations
Countless movie classics have been shot in Switzerland: from Alpine Fire to recent productions such as Tandoori Love, Grüninger's Fall, and Star Wars.
A plate a day
Adapting to Switzerland's health conscious and active lifestyle isn't always easy. Natalia Hedges recalls her introduction to Swiss- German cuisine, table manners and discovering that there is more...
Top speed through the alps
To discover speedier railway travel, Anitra Green takes a peek behind Switzerland's CHF 11.2 billion New Rail Link through the Alps.
Top 5 tips to learning any language
The beauty that comes with Switzerland sometimes becomes a little difficult to fully enjoy and experiences without the local language. But you can learn! Here are my five top tips to get you started:
GRILLED AUBERGINE AND COURGETTE COUSCOUS SALAD
A gorgeous sunny day demands a simple and beautiful salad that can be eaten outside, that's simple to put together and tastes amazing and refreshing.
10 Scenic Places to Roast Marshmallows in Switzerland
Are you looking for places to barbecue, grill and picnic in Switzerland? Switzerland is full of places with public fire pits where you can barbecue. Grilling outdoors is an amazing way to...