You may think you know about South Padre, the barrier island in southern Texas renowned for its Spring Break parties and summertime family vacations. But a visit to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is virtually guaranteed to change your perspective, not to mention your state of mind.
On the Grand Tour of Switzerland the journey is the goal. This route will lead you 1000 miles through four language regions, over five Alpine passes, to eleven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and along 22 lakes. It can be started from any point and there is no prescribed travel direction.