Lake Maggiore, Switzerland // FLASHBACK FRIDAY

When you picture Switzerland, what comes to mind? Mountains. Snow. Skiing. CHEESE. Am I right?

My first trip to Switzerland in 2004 confirmed this preconception, as we spent a winter day in the ski town of St. Moritz. It was cold and snowy; there were mountains (and probably cheese). Not exactly my scene, but I could still appreciate the beauty of it.

4.5 years later, I returned to experience another side of Switzerland during summer. Lakes, boats, beach, sun – it hardly felt like the same country.

lake maggiore switzerland

In September of 2008, some European friends and I went camping in Ticino, a region in southern Switzerland just by the Italian border. We stayed by Lake Maggiore, a massive lake spanning both countries. It could not have been more different than my winter experience in the Swiss Alps. I could definitely get on board with summer in Switzerland!

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Lindsay Buckley is the photographer and travel blogger behind Frugal Frolicker. She's a New Yorker currently based in Sydney, Australia, documenting outdoor travel experiences Down Under and beyond. Follow along with Lindsay's travel photography on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to sign up for the monthly Frugal Frolicker newsletter!

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