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7 Reasons Why Life Is Better In Switzerland Than America

I lived in Switzerland for two years and then moved to the US. Life in general in Switzerland is IMO, better than U.S., and here's why:<p>So, why did I move? Now, here're 3 reasons where U.S. (well California) fares better than Switzerland:

Switzerland

In which I fall victim to Swiss hairdryer wind disease

This morning when I woke up, I didn’t feel quite right. It wasn’t a headache, or nausea, or anything I could really put my finger on, but something …

Rick Steves' European Christmas: Samichlaus, Schmutzli and Fondue in Switzerland

High in Switzerland, the mighty Alps seem to shout the glory of God. Up here, where villages huddle under towering peaks, Christmas fills a wintry wonderland with good cheer. Traditions are strong and celebration comes with families, friends, and fun. It may be cold outside, but as the sun sets, …

European Travel

Zürich: more than finance and fondue

Ask the average person to name the party capital of Europe and Zürich probably would not top the list. What's in Zürich? Erm…bankers, fondue, chocolate, chalet-style cuckoo clocks. Think that covers it? Think again.<p>Switzerland’s largest city may not have the glamour of Paris, the hedonistic party …

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17 Milestones in the History of Airlines' In-Flight Meals

On this day in 1919, the first airline meal – a three-shilling lunchbox – was served between London and Paris. Here are some more notable moments in …

It's Past Time to Put an End to the 'War on Shoes'

Have we, or have we not, won the War on Shoes?<p>The awkward, clumsy, sometimes rude, and always smelly screening of America's shoes has been in full force for over a decade now since Richard Reid gave us all the gift of footwear paranoia. And in all that time, all those shoes, and all the money spent …

Zurich Looks Fabulous In Stunning Black And White Photos

London's done them. Berlin rocked them. Now, Zurich is stepping out in shades of black and white.<p>The Swiss city is currently hosting its annual film festival and looking darn good while doing so. Click through the gallery to see Zurich's most picturesque sites, from the Opera House to the old town …

The New Fees That Airlines Think Customers Will Be Happy About

Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them.<p>Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged …

Better Wi-Fi Was Not Included in LAX's $1.9 Billion Terminal Renovation

With great fanfare, Los Angeles International Airport recently unveiled a $1.9-billion modernization at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.<p>The …

Chinesen verwechseln die Schweiz und Schweden

Dass in den USA die Schweiz und Schweden gerne einmal verwechselt werden, ist bekannt. Weniger bekannt ist, dass die Alpenrepublik und das …

Macaron

Not to be confused with Macaroon, Macaroni, or Macron.<p>A <b>macaron</b> (/ˌmɑːkəˈrɒn/ <i>mah-kə-ROHN</i>;[1] French pronunciation: ​[makaʁɔ̃]) is a sweet …

Swiss-German Dialect - Schwyzertüütsch - Schweizerdeutsch

Schwyzertüütsch<p>Swiss-German Language<p>LEFT: The Swiss flag, or "<i>Faane</i>" in Zürich dialect.<p>Q. What's the most popular language in Switzerland?<br>(Hint: It …

Inside Google’s New Headquarter in Zurich

Share16<p>Tweet5<p>+122<p>Share143<p>Pin21<p>WhatsApp<p>Shares 207<p><b>Welcome to Google's expanded Zürich headquarters!</b> Truly, I never imagined the original Zürich office …

Where Are They Now? 1992's Biggest Pop Acts

Catch up with Kriss Kross, En Vogue, Sir Mix-A-Lot and more<p>10<p>Music history was made on January 25th, 1992 when Nirvana's <i>Nevermind</i> knocked Michael …

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36 Chic Street Style Looks From Cape Town

A little inspiration for your fall fashion.<p>South African fashion blogger Michelle Oberholzer takes photos of the chic denizens of Cape Town on the popular street style blog Cinder & Skylark . She asks them about their look and the music they're currently jamming to.

Thai Airways "Deidentifies" Plane in Bizarre Attempt at Damage Control - Vagabondish

An airline’s livery, the exterior decoration of its aircraft fleet, is one of the most potent elements of its brand. If a carrier is on the top of …

Airplane Boneyards Look Even Cooler In Instagram Photos

Where do all good little military planes go after their time of service is up? Answer: the boneyard.<p>Out in the deserts of our great nation lie a handful of airplane boneyards, large storage grounds that house planes while they’re waiting to be repurposed or broken apart for scrap metal (or turned …

5 Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s group of travel startups try to solve challenges from across the industry: Hiring qualified tourism professionals in emerging economies, …

Best Mountain Music Venues You May Be Missing

Listen carefully? Can you hear it? Yep, the hills are alive with the sound of music. With longer days and cool evenings, summertime in the mountains brings countless opportunities for live music in incredible settings.<p>When it comes to memorable mountain music venues, there are some places that …

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Battle of the High School Bands: The Winner

In our Battle of the High School Bands contest, we ended up with 350 submissions spanning six decades of adolescence – from psychedelic pop to …

"Don't Fly During Ramadan," Says An Indian American Who Had A Harrowing Experience At JFK

After being interrogated for hours, and cleared to fly by the TSA, the data scientist was grounded by JetBlue. They thought he was a Muslim.<p>A few weeks ago, Mukerjee was scheduled to fly from New York to Los Angeles for a one-week annual pilgrimage with his family. He opted out of the millimeter …

When Airlines Behave Badly, Coordinate Pricing and Punish Competitors

If there is to be a courtroom battle pitting the Justice Department against American Airlines and US Airways over their plans to merge and form the …