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The photograph is of a 25-inch rainbow trout lying exhausted in the shallow waters of the Harper River in New Zealand. Looking at this 10-year-old picture reignites all my senses—the cold water, 

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Meet Our Team: Jacob Young

Jenny Binkowski

“I thought, ‘Well, I’ll give this a shot for a year or two, then I’ll get a real job.’ I’m coming into my 14th year, having guided in amazing places all over 

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Top 3 Hard Ciders for Fall

Jenny Binkowski

Summer has quickly turned to fall and the crisp air is here to stay. More than once we’ve caught ourselves day dreaming about foliage, apple orchards and pumpkin flavored treats as we 

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“Ridiculously Great, Thank You”

Trek Travel

At Trek Travel, we promise to deliver the experience of a lifetime for our guests. We promise to surprise, wow and exceed expectations. But we never know how you truly enjoyed your 

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Where the Silk Road Begins

Jessica Singerman

“The Lesic Dimitri Palace was not only one of the most memorable hotels I have ever stayed in, but also one of the most luxurious. With each residence having a different theme 

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Trek Travel doesn’t mess around when it comes to weeding out less-than-ideal candidates. Here’s an inside look at the process. This article was written by Jeff Haden and originally published on Inc.com 

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Meet Our Team: Jessica Singerman

Jessica Singerman

When your job title is “Cycling Guide,” it’s no more descriptive than handing someone a business cared that reads, “Jack of All Trades.” For Jessica Singerman, tour guide is a catchall for 

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How To Brake Into Corners

Sean Peotter

Safety is our first priority at Trek Travel. Our guides give a daily safety talk. Our entire fleet of bikes is equipped with the new Bontrager Flare R taillight. And we always 

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Remote. Rugged. Refuge.

Trek Travel

The people who choose to call this place home are of a tribe that stretches back thousands of years and although not all related by blood, their spirit thrives here with the 

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FAQs: Global Entry

Jenny Binkowski

Have you ever been stuck in a full maze at security and wished you could skip the line? Or maybe you’ve missed a connection because it took too long to get through 

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Industry Insider: Doug Margerum

Jenny Binkowski

In Santa Barbara winemaking circles, Doug Margerum is indeed a celebrity. He’s been credited with singlehandedly launching the local wine scene, and his restaurant, Wine Cask, is the place for collectors to 

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Top 5 European Spas

Jenny Binkowski

For the lovers of luxury who want to sip wine off the Mediterranean coast or lounge in Europe’s finest hotels, we’ve got great news. In addition to posh lodging and choice amenities, 

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#Vagabonds

Trek Travel

We finish our seasons late in the calendar year, and that’s when it’s time to reflect on the days spent riding the bike with guests in the evening light, in gluttonous enjoyment 

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Bike and Barge Experience

Jenny Binkowski

When Mac Tichenor, a close friend of Trek Travel, wanted to celebrate his birthday in style, he put together the guest list and we took care of the rest. What followed was 

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Ride Across Wisconsin

Jenny Binkowski

Last Saturday, 450 fearless riders set out with a singular goal: to ride across the state of Wisconsin. Starting with the first glimpse of sunlight at 6:30AM, we gladly said goodbye to 

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Guest Choice: Bend, Oregon

Jenny Binkowski

A bustling mountain town of more than 82,000 people, Bend has made its way into the limelight and stolen the hearts of outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. With a population that has quadrupled in 

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N + Project One

How many bikes does a person really need? The old joke makes the answer a moving target: N + 1, with N being the number of bikes already stuffed into your garage. 

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Designing A Trip to Asheville

Rebecca Falls

Trek Travel trip designer Rebecca Falls knows what it takes to create a one-of-a-kind vacation. So when she crafted a cycling trip in her own backyard, the outcome was extraordinary. What drew 

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Guest Story: Tour de France

“Before Kent and I left on our Trek Travel Tour De France adventure, I had coworkers ask me if I was traveling for fun or if I was riding my bike. For 

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When To Replace A Bike Helmet

Sean Peotter

When is the last time you bought yourself something nice that can also save your life? If it’s been more than 3-5 years since you bought a new bike helmet, then do 

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All Work and No Play Is No Fun At All

Jenny Binkowski

Listen up, Americans. Collectively we’re taking less vacation time than at any point in nearly the last four decades. And by doing so, we’re only hurting ourselves. According to a study conducted 

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Top 10 National Park Fun Facts

Jenny Binkowski

“These are the people’s parks, owned by young and old, by those in the cities and those on the farms. Most of them are ours today because there were Americans many years 

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Three Keys to World-Class Customer Service

Jenny Binkowski

Sure, as Trek Travel cycling guides we get paid to ride high-end road bikes in beautiful destinations around the world. But as the face of our company, we have a responsibility to 

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Industry Insider: Emily Maye

Jenny Binkowski

In the years since her first assignment at the 2011 Tour of California, Emily Maye has made a name for herself photographing the pain and glory of professional cycling. By capturing the 

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Il Gallo Nero

Trek Travel

The Black Rooster marks some of the greatest wines in the world. It is easy to see why Tuscany remains one of our most popular trips. I moved to Italy some 12 

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The Best of Alpe d’Huez

Jenny Binkowski

Fenway Park. Wimbledon. Augusta National. Churchill Downs. The time honored traditions held at these iconic venues are some of the most famous in sport. And not to be left off this list 

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The Suite Life

Jenny Binkowski

Madison’s most celebrated boutique hotel, The Mansion Hill Inn is renowned for its signature blend of intuitive service and warmly sophisticated design. For 160 years, the Mansion Hill Inn has been host 

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This is Happy Hour

Sarah Makoski

At any given time or place around the world, there is a group of travelers finishing their day’s ride. They have a euphoria, a sense of tired accomplishment. The ride included exploring 

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Why I Ride: Jane Burns

Jenny Binkowski

This is the story of my journey from a non-rider to a cyclist extraordinaire. Act One: At age 44 I took my first bike trip in Europe. Actually, it was my first 

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Meet Cricket Hile, featured Travel Agent

Sarah Makoski

There is no better way to do business in travel than to experience the destinations yourself. Cricket Hile, a travel agent and bicyclist who has pedaled her way across her home state 

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