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The world's largest solar boat sailed past New York's Statue of Liberty in June. © MS Tûranor PlanetSolar

The world’s largest solar boat sailed past New York’s Statue of Liberty in June.
© MS Tûranor PlanetSolar

Two Swiss solar vehicles have spent recent months touring the United States raising awareness of the potential of renewable energy. But how successful have the trips been in generating valuable funds or forging new partnerships? My latest article on swissinfo.ch tries to answer that question.

Check out the related podcast – Solar Flair – to hear interviews with Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg as well as PlanetSolar CEO Pascal Goulpié.

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The May 2010 issue of Swiss News magazine

I’ve been following the progess of the Solar Impulse for a while now, and my latest article made the cover of Swiss News.

You can read a PDF version here: Solar Impulse_ready for take-off_

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Affordable treat: the magical ice palaces of Schwarzsee

The holidays may be over, but the winter is just getting started. Low on cash? No problem. Even in Switzerland, there are plenty of deals to be had – if you know where to look. Here’s a selection of ideas for getting through the hard Helvetian winter with spending money leftover for the spring.

Click here for the whole story: http://www.swisster.ch/news/society/winter-bargains-abound-%E2%80%93-if-you-know-where-look.html

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The mother of Venus Adventures against an alpine backdrop

The mother of Venus Adventures against an alpine backdrop

Female travellers have different needs than their bearded counterparts. That belief is the basis behind Venus Adventures, a tour operating group launched exclusively for women who wish to travel on their own or with groups of girlfriends. Julie Paterson, who divides her time between Switzerland and New Zealand, explains her motivation for launching the company.

Read the whole story here:

http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/lifestyle/kiwi-lady-opens-new-worlds-to-women-travellers_122-2276045

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Jaws of life: A rescue dog pulls a boat with her teeth.

Jaws of life: A rescue dog pulls a boat with her teeth.

Flailing and splashing, a panicky-looking woman cries out from the middle of the lake. A Belgian Shepherd leaps from a nearby boat into the water, a lifebelt in tow. Moments later, the dog brings the floating ring to the struggling swimmer. She grasps it and holds on tight as the dog hauls her to the safety of the boat.

Read the whole story here: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/search/Result.html?siteSect=882&ty=st&sid=11040015

You can also listen to an audio version I did for Swissinfo’s weekly podcast.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/index.html?siteSect=15050&sid=11078599&autoPlay=y

In the 14-minute podcast, I come on at about 7 minutes, 30 seconds.

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Paragliding over Fronalpstock in Canton Schwyz

Paragliding over Fronalpstock in Canton Schwyz

With its extreme landscapes, Switzerland is a lively playground for anyone seeking an adventure vacation. Here are some suggestions for experiences that will yield exciting stories to tell your grandchildren.

Read the whole story here:

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/news.cfm?category=Market_News&subcat=USA&id=322090

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