From the editor.

Author:Meen, Liz

Welcome to May, when weekends are made for hiking and the hats and scarves are shelved for at least another six months!

I always get a good feeling when I see the long list of outdoor activities in the May 'What's On' section--as though the list is giving me a head-start on summer even as spring blossoms around me.

And this is Switzerland after all, so the month brings outdoor traditions like the cow-fights in Sion and open-air parliament in Glarus.

We've showcased some outdoor activities you might not be fully aware of, including the caves at Vallorbe in French Switzerland (p. 40), Geneva's flora and fauna (p. 36), and historic tours given in Vicosoprano, a village in...

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