Aug 18

Don’t lie awake wondering.

The New York Times recently mentioned something that we in the travel industry continually talk about. Switzerland is still a great buy when compared with the U.S. Dollar’s unfavorable exchange rate in other Euro-based countries. The Swiss Franc and the U.S. Dollar are basically equal at the moment and they’ve been holding that position all summer.

As an example, I recently searched for a clean little one star hotel in the Valais region of Switzerland, and I found one for 50 swiss francs per night including breakfast. That’s 55 bucks U.S! I paid that same amount two years ago at a run down big box chain hotel here in the States, and I didn’t even get breakfast or good sleep. And the worst part? I just sat awake in bed thinking about all of the quiet little berghauses that pepper the Alps with charm and don’t cost a quarter of the price. Sure, some of them are hard to get to, and I could have just as easily camped out here in the States, (I should have), but here’s my point.If you’re going to spend money on a hotel room, regardless of whether it’s 50 bucks or $250, then you might as well do it in a place with Roman baths, World Heritage Sites, chocolate, cheese, yodeling, tinkling bells, accents that make you feel like you’re a foreign special agent on a secret mission,….well, you get the picture. Don’t lie awake wondering what could have been.

Check out this recent New York Times mention of our Appenzell tour. Or this one from the Boston Globe.

Incidentally, we still have space on our Appenzell tour, but the slots are going fast.

You Might Also Like...
Machu Picchu 2022 Recap The 2022 Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu team is now home
It’s no secret that Ryder-Walker has dedicated the last decades to perfecting a series of
Switzerland has over 7000 lakes The stunning Swiss landscape is often recognized for its ocean
Greece: Hiking the Pindus Range of the Epirus Mountains Ryder-Walker’s Northern Greece Trek is our
Glühwein This is a cold weather favorite and a sure sign that the holidays have
The State of International Travel Our 2021 Ryder-Walker hiking season may have seemed unimaginable a
The Rob Roy Way is a trekking route through the southern Scottish Highlands that connects
The Mountains Are Calling and We Are Jumping for Joy! Europe has given the U.S.
We, too, are ready to travel! A message to everyone suffering from wanderlust, just know
Thanks for taking our quiz that tests your knowledge of international travel. The answers are
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye to 2020! As we joyfully bid adieu to the tumultuous year 2020,
The Gift of Travel 2022 is ramping up to be the year of travel with