Discover All Things Swiss with FlorenceForFun

FlorenceForFun goes shopping in Switzerland

For a landlocked country surrounded by some of the forerunners of the European Union, Switzerland holds its own as a separate entity.  As one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Switzerland is home to not one, but two global economically advanced cities, Zurich & Geneva.  Although the stereotypical image of Switzerland revolves around banking, […]

FlorenceForFun Weekend Weather Report

The weekend is almost here and FlorenceForFun has you covered for your weather report, whether you’re going to Amalfi, Interlaken, Chianti, Venice, Winery Open Day in Montepulciano, or Cinque Terre.  Looks like there’s gonna be some sunshine after all! AMALFI COAST INTERLAKEN & LAKE COMO CHIANTI IN TUSCANY VENICE WINERY OPEN DAY: MONTALCINO CINQUE TERRE

Always Searching For The Thrill of It…

I’ve always been a risk taker.  This is most likely the reason that after having worked in corporate America for 2 years after college, I decided to quit my job, and buy a ticket to Florence.  As it turns out, coming here to work for FlorenceForFun was the best choice I could have made.  Ten […]

FlorenceForFun Photo of the Week #1

Taken next to the picturesque Lake Brienz in Interlaken, Switzerland. A haven for extreme sports enthusiasts, Interlaken is a perfect mix of serenity and insanity. To submit your favorite travel photo for the FlorenceForFun photo of the week, send it to with a description of where you were and what you were doing. Each […]

So What If I Shave My Armpits? Ice Climbing in Interlaken

To fully understand what you’re about to read, you should first know a few things about me. This will all seem pretty contradictory but no worries, I’ll explain. I LOVE the outdoors, kayaking, climbing, hiking, and the animals, all of it! I’m also a complete girly girl. I don’t even like to get my hair […]

Adrenline Junkies Wanted: Interlaken

When you walk into the Funny Farm Hostel in Interlaken, be prepared to be greeted by an unusual tour guide. Spliff, the massive St. Bernard who calls this hostel home, saunters around the lobby of the Funny Farm at all hours of the day, sniffing backpacks and looking for people to share bits of the […]

Weekend in Interlaken Switzerland by Amy Smith

We were well under the spell of the Swiss before the end of our first day here in Interlaken. This is probably due to Bernard (well, we think that’s its name), the massive St. Bernard that mosies around the halls and lounge of the Funny Farm hostel. It (sorry, I don’t mean to be impersonal, […]