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Traveling With Kids Column on Classic Play! (Sleep in the Hay, Switzerland)

4 Oct

Today over on Classic Play! you can read my newest Traveling With kids column.  This time I write about our recent “Sleep in the Hay” experience in Switzerland.  We stayed at a beautiful farm in the Swiss mountains above Lugano and the kids were in heaven the entire time.  Breathtaking views, wonderful walking trails, lots of animals, farm fresh cheese and goats who shared our sleeping quarters.  What more could a kid want?  Check out my post here.

Barn and Breakfast

13 Sep

Did you know that goats snore?  Well they do and I know this first hand.  Last week-end my husband was away and the weather was gorgeous so my children and I booked to sleep in the hay in a barn in the mountains of Switzerland.  With goats.

There is a great program in Switzerland called Schlaf Im Stroh (Sleep in the Hay) in which over 200 farms open their barns to tourists to sleep.  It costs next to nothing and is an experience to say the least.  And to make it all the more fun and convenient the farm where we stayed is only a little over an hour from our house (the kids mentioned that it’s so close that we could even do it EVERY week-end).

In the coming weeks I’ll be writing an in-depth description of our stay for my Traveling With Kids column on Classic Play!  but in the meantime here are a few photos of our wonderful stay (the kids said it was their best trip EVER).

Where we co-slept with the snoring goats.

Our bed for the night.

On a evening stroll in the mountains.

Views from the farm.
Most delicious cheese made at the farm.

Check back for the link to my travel column soon to find out more about this amazing barn stay.

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