Open Switzerland

Stumbling upon the Open Switzerland project, which creatively questions the country's "openness"to the rest of the world, was such great timing today.  In particular, these images made me smile:

So, why the great timing?  I'm in them midst of planning a special trip to Switzerland with my father, to visit our friends and relatives.  I haven't been to Switzerland since I was little and I was too young to remember a lot about the trip.  What I do remember, I loved: savoring my first croissant with jam, taking the ferry and cog train to ascend Mt. Rigi, and my grandfather's fast walking pace as he zig-zagged between and behind Basel's trams.  My father hasn't traveled to his homeland for over ten years, and I'm really excited to hear his stories, compare and contrast how things have changed, and retrace my roots with him.  Have you ever traveled to trace your family roots?

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.