Over 500 wannabe space travelers have already signed up for Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and many other companies intend to join the space travel industry. While the rich and famous are getting excited about this exclusive travel adventure, environmentalists are concerned about the...
Easter is not only an important religious festival in Switzerland but it also signals the end of winter. Many people decorate their houses with colorful flower arrangements and Easter decorations such as dyed Easter Eggs, Easter Bunnies and Chickens. For Alois Peter from Hergiswil, Easter has...
Christmas cookies are very popular in Switzerland and always make a welcome gift. In many Swiss households christmas cookie baking is a family affair and some even organize a christmas cookie baking party with their best friends or a cookie exchange. Learn more about the most popular christmas...
Pumpkin is not only a versatile cooking ingredient, it can also be used for many creative seasonal crafts. Here a few fun ideas.
Growers from all over the world are trying to grow the first one ton pumpkin for a price money of 50,000 $. Howard Dill is the official father of the giant pumpkin. His hometown, Windsor, Nova Scotia is hosting the annual pumpkin regatta where brave paddlers row giant hollowed out pumpkins across...
Despite social networking, people feel lonelier than ever. Depression, drug abuse and suicide are on the rise. While the social media is building virtual relationships, there is a concern that it may negatively affect our close relationships.
With so much information on the internet it is sometimes difficult to find useful travel websites. This artice will help you find information on free accommodation, volunteering work, vegan food, how to find a language partner, weather cams, ATM & washroom locator, luggage limits, transportation...
A recent US sunscreen study exposed that many sunscreens contain harmful ingredients and do not effectively protect against UVB and UVA rays, thus leading to a potential increase in skin cancer and other cancers. A high SPF rating does not necessarily mean that the sunscreen is protecting you from...
This unusual brussels sprouts recipe with an indian twist can be served hot or cold and is an ideal side dish for your next dinner party or potluck.
Swiss potato pie is the Swiss answer to Pizza. In the old days when Catholics had to fast on Fridays, people used to eat Pie (Waehen) for lunch. To this day Pie, is still the traditional Friday lunch and you will find various pies in every little bakery.
A great way to get rid of your watermelon and tomato surplus. This refreshing starter is perfect for your Summer BBQ or Potluck Party. It can be made up to 2 days in advance and is a crowd pleaser. Perfect for people with dietary restrictions, vegetarians, vegans, kids or multi cultural gatherings.
The obesity crisis is expanding all over the world but instead of tackling the problem by the roots and integrating food education in our school curriculum we ban bake sales and play the blame game.
This instant fruit or berry sorbet is a healthy and guilt free treet for hot summer days. All you need is a blender, some frozen fruit or berries and a lot of imagination.
The Alsace Region in France is full of surprises: Medieval towns, quaint restaurants, old chateaux, hundreds of vineyards and old-fashioned festivals that are too beautiful to describe.
Scallops with lemon, tarragon and saffron dressing is a quick and easy gourmet dish that will blow you away. For a poor man's version subsitute the scallops with chunks of fish or chicken.
Do you have time? Sometimes time seems to stand still and other times it's simply running away. It all depends on the situation you are in. How can you slow it down?
The world's longest covered bridge is in Hartland, Newbrunswick, Canada. It's length is a staggering 1281 feet (391 metres).
The vikings rowed from Greenland to Canada over 1'000 years ago. The only Viking settlement on the North American Continent is in L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
One of the world's best places to see icebergs is Twillingate, Newfoundland. The season to see bergs is between mid May and mid July.
If you've read "why Swiss cows wear bells" you know that Swiss cows spend their summers in the alps. In winter, they stay in their cozy heated barn.
As someone who takes thyroid medication, I wrote this article to share my experience and to provide information for others who might have thyroid conditions.
The Canadian Winter is not as bad as many people believe. Actually we have a lot of fun up it the Big White North. An ice bowling alley is set up within minutes and it's a lot of fun.
Bananas have many health benefits and they are the perfect pairing with curry. Try them cooked in a soup that will warm your heart even on the coldest winter day.
"Love goes through the stomach" is an old European saying. Learn a few simple but creative tips to cook your way into your lovers heart.
This colourful and vitamin rich soup will melt any beet lovers heart. Beet is ideally paired with tangy fruit and horseradish.
There's nothing better than the taste of home-made bread. This quick and easy Pumpkin Bread is best served with soups or salads.
The health benefits of pumpkin, beet and sauerkraut are amazing. Combined together this tasty salad is a vitamin bomb that will help you fight off the flue as well as the winter blues.
Try out something new this winter. This colourful pumpkin salad is a definite winner as it's full of healthy vitamins.
There's more to pumpkin than just pumpkin pie. You can use your leftover pumpkin puree to make this amazingly easy dip.
Squirrels are amazing creatures. They are cute, entertaining and clever. But there's also another side to them. They can be very destructive and carry disease. For people living in the Canadian boonies it's a love hate relationship.
The average new year's resolution only last for 8-9 days. The reason is that most of us set unreasonable goals. Here is one way to beat the odds.
Weight-loss is a billion dollar industry but most yoyo diets don't work. The "eat this not that" book series has decoded misleading food marketing and teaches us how to make healthier food choices, leading to long-term weight loss and better health.
Switzerland is one of the top Ski holiday destinations worldwide and it's more affordable than you think. My insider tips can help you save a lot of money.
Frugalism is a new lifestyle trend that has gained in popularity, especially in the current economic crisis. But not only the poor are frugal shoppers. There are also a few super rich billionaires who have discovered that you can only wear one pair of shoes at the time and status only impresses...
Racism and discrimination are on the rise. What is the background? While ethnic minorities insist that integration undermines their culture, native citizens are defending their own lifestyle.
Fruit snacks are very fashionable these days. But do we really know what they contain? Are they really healthy, or are we just stuffing ourselves with unhealthy additives, artificial color and allergens? This article might convince you how important it is to read food labels.
Computer hijacking seems to be the norm these days. We are bombarded with fraudulent e-mails coming from our own friend's computers. How do we recognize them? Personal experiences from a computer dummy who want to warn others.
Plastic money is the norm these days but only few of us know how to properly use their credit cards. By using them responsibly you can save big $$$.
We all feel depressed at some stage in our lifes, sometimes for unnecessary reasons. But sulking in self-pity won't help. Get inspired by a man who loves living life, even though he would have every reason to be depressed.
Have you ever wondered why you get random marketing phone calls from places like India? Why you are the lucky winner of a free trip to the Bahamas, or why the sales person on the other end totally ignores what you are saying? It's time to hang up!
In this fast-moving world of multi-tasking, most of us have forgotten to live the moment. If you want to experience true happiness and contentment, stop and look around you. You might find inner peace in the most unlikely places.
Do we really need to watch hours of endless TV commercials every day? A cynical approach by a person who doesn't like all these ads.
Most European visitors to North America will feel intimidated during their first few restaurant visits as the restaurant cultures are not only continents but worlds apart. While eating out is a social occasion in Europe, it's a guzzle - pay and leave job in North America.
A quick and easy curry recipe that integrates chicken and vegetables in one pot. Just the right thing for cold winter nights.
No money to go on vacation this year? Don't despair, sometimes the best holidays are spent at home. But you have to make a little effort and use some imagination to have a fabulous "staycation". And remember, you don't have to be ashamed, frugal living is the trend of the future for clever people.
Ever wondered why a recipe didn't work out the way it should have? The world's greatest chefs claim that you cannot measure accurately with measuring cups. Most global cooks get confused when it comes to converting internet recipes to metric, british imperial or US customary measurements. The...
An unusual cake recipe that combines the sweet flavor of chocolate with the sour taste of rhubarb. Out of season substitute with other fruit, e.g. cranberries or pears
Have you ever thought of wrapping your ham in bread before baking it? Schinken im Brotteig (ham baked in bread) is an old-fashioned, simple-but-delicious European party dish that can be prepared ahead of time.
If you are looking for a healthy, low-cost alternative to the sugar laden store bought breakfast cereals, make your own honey roasted granola with this simple and inexpensive recipe.
According to Swiss law, a mother who abandons her baby in Switzerland faces up to 5 years in prison. However, there is one exception: The controversial "Baby Box", a hatch that is connected to a hospital wall, in which unwanted babies can be left safely for adoption.
The perfect dessert for a potluck, Valentines Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other occasion when you want to impress. Try it with Rhubarb, Cranberries or your favorite Fruit or Berry. For Potlucks use the cupcake recipe.
Switzerland is a popular holiday destination with a high cost of living. But for the frugal traveler there are some ways to make your money go further.
A hot tip for all the people who love hiking in the Swiss alps but can't afford the high prices of cablecars and other mountain transportation. Engadin's cableways-inclusive deal includes free transportation for the whole family if you stay in selected hotels for 2 nights or longer.
We all know about global warning, increasing natural desasters and pollution. But Earth Day alone won't solve our problems. We can all do something for the environment by taking a few simple steps, every day of the year.
Most of us see cows as cuddly horned creatures but they also have a vicious side to them. In Switzerland with its 60'000 kilometers of trails, cow attacks are becoming quite a problem. But like with any other animal, there are some simple rules that can prevent a violent encounter.
Cancer, a time to die or to start living? While cancer discourages many patients, it can also have a encouraging effect to do all the things you ever wanted to do but never had the time to do yet.
Australia is a major tourist destination, especially for younger people. However, before you get into your rental car, make sure that you are aware of all the unusual road hazards that you will encounter here. Have a safe trip, Mate!
Some people have rather unusual fishing methods. Have you ever tried to use your fingers as a lure? In Mataranka, Australia, huge Barramundi are caught this way. If you don't believe it, look at my pictures.
Have you ever wondered what the life of a Swiss cow might be like? Ok, you might know that they wear big bells, but you probably weren't aware that they go on summer holiday, that they like certain music and that they all have beautiful names. This article gives you indepth information about the...
Alaska is an amazing travel destination with friendly, humorous people and some rather wacky sights. I invite you to look at some rather funny and unusual pictures.
South Africa is one of the world's most beautiful countries, but also one with the world's highest crime rates. Living behind high walls, burglar bars and electrified fences is the norm. A reason, why many South Africans are leaving their beloved homeland in order to find safety without borders.