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Fran & Francy Douglas: a “Swiss Untour” dynasty

Heartland Oberland Switzerland

April 30, 2012 by Mtaussig

The Douglas Dynasty (l to r., Carey Breon, Francy Douglas-Breon, Fran &  Doug Douglas In place of our normal Untourist of the week profile, I’d like to introduce you to the heart and soul of the Swiss Untour program.  Francy Douglas (2nd from left, above) has worked here at UnTours for 20 years.  She is…  

How Swiss Cheese gets its taste

Cheeses Heartland Oberland Switzerland

April 18, 2012 by Mtaussig

First of all, “Swiss Cheese” is not really a kind of cheese in Switzerland.  What the outside world calls Swiss cheese is usually a close relative to what is known, in Switzerland, as Emmentaler cheese.  And it’s most distinctive quality is its holes. So, go on your Swiss Untour prepared with the knowledge that not…  

Untourist of the Week: John Meyn

Oberland Switzerland Untourist of the Week

April 10, 2012 by Mtaussig

Attention, wine and hiking aficionados.  John Meyn, our Untourist of the Week, could be  the poster child for the traveling wine and hiking enthusiast.  We were delighted to hear of his adventures especially hiking in the under appreciated and truly spectacular Valais, a part of Switzerland treasured by the Swiss but lesser known internationally.  John’s…  

Untours Featured Property: Bolli

Oberland Switzerland

April 5, 2012 by Nickfortunatus

Although UnTours are about so much more than the great apartments you stay in, we want to give you an idea of the types of apartments we have to help you make more informed decisions when choosing your Untour. So, each week, we’ll be featuring a property for you. Enjoy! BolliWhile you may already know…  

Toasting, to your health, the Swiss way

Food and Drink Heartland Oberland Switzerland Wine

April 4, 2012 by Mtaussig

Today’s Culture Clue comes from the “who knew” section of cultural lore. We’re sure you’ve had a “who knew?” experience.  It’s when you’re in a new setting, and there’s a subtle rule difference from what you’re used to.  As long as you don’t know about it, you can remain reasonably blissful in your cluelessness. But…