Don't worry -- science itself never takes a vacation!
But if you're on the lookout for it, you can find science everywhere, even when you're on vacation, such as our recent trip to Lago Maggiore.
Look! Orange lichen!
Now, I know this is just basic naturalism (so perhaps doesn't really count as science...?), but we love to observe the wildlife wherever we go!
The lizards look a lot like the ones we observed in Lourdes!
My kids observed: "Now we know there are lizards in Italy, too."
We haven't seen any lizards in Switzerland yet, but we've seen something better: newts! I'd never seen newts in the wild before, but we've seen them plenty of times in the streams of Zürich. Maybe I'll post a picture sometime...
In the meantime, here's the obligatory tourist photo of the white peacocks of the Borromean Islands: