17 women, several tents, waterfalls, bacon, a campfire, rain, snow, mud, muck, a small run in with the forest law.

It was a hell of a trip, and I met some truly fascinating and inspiring women. Some like the generous and awesome Lauren from handcraftedinvirginia &  the driven and beautiful Joy from morningslikethese who I’ve known for years, then others like  the open hearted and enthusiastic Emma of  emcalaryphotography, the hilarious and talented Kelly of kellyelainesmith, the kind and spectacular Rebecca of A Daily Something,  the stunner & all star Chaucee of Streets & Stripes and so many more. Each and every one of them a fantastic woman. 

Huge thanks to unitedbyblue for bringing us together into the Pennsylvania mountains and having us all #camplikealady. 

(Huge thanks Em, Kelly & Rebecca for snapping the photos of me cooking!)


It’s hard to properly encapsulate Switzerland in just 10 photos, for it really is a place beautiful beyond words. Those of you out there who have been lucky enough to explore this glorious country, will agree when I say you truly do need to experience this part of the world first hand. For no photo, or story, or blog post will ever suffice and so our only advice is to just go there.

We were lucky enough to spend 2 wonderful weeks in this country, our last destination before England. We also had the pleasure of staying with close friends of ours, the Nüeschs at their home in Zurich.

Now this was my (Mel) third time to Switzerland, but Adam’s first time to Europe, so not only was I keen to see new places, but I was looking forward to taking Adam back to those I’d remembered and loved.

Apart from relaxing (and enjoying the comforts of being in a house), we spent our time eating bratwurst, riding bikes around lakes and driving through villages in the Swiss Alps. Now if plans allow us, we should be back there mid-August, because even though it’s a small country (much smaller than the US) there is SO much to see.