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The Off Season: Why We Travel

Jenny Binkowski

What’s that you say? You don’t like anchovies? Well then, you have never been to the tiny restaurant of Assirto on the Ligurian Coast of Italy. I can’t promise you will walk 

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Industry Insider: Gary Fisher

Jenny Binkowski

A pinstripe suit, fedora hat and handlebar mustache are not what most people expect when they first meet one of the founding fathers of mountain biking. But for Gary Fisher, this bold 

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Top 6 Trips of 2015

Jenny Binkowski

Asking us to pick our favorite trip of the year is like asking us to pick our favorite child; they’re all too unique, handcrafted and distinctive in their own special ways. Our 

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On Co-guides, Family and Gratitude

Trek Travel

When I first began speaking to my now friend and then contact Jonathan Hershberger (Hershy) about becoming a guide with Trek Travel, there were many questions. Anyone of a certain varietal would 

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This was my first year working for Trek Travel, and I was lucky enough to guide in France, my native country. I enjoyed shopping at Provençale markets, cruising through lavender fields and 

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always dreaming of a getaway, and typically, my daydreams involve fine wine, good food, great company, fresh air and maybe a plush robe. Not that 

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As if you need another reason to take a trip into the heart of wine country, where sunshine meets vineyards and incredible cuisine, our California Wine Country 4-Day Weekend vacation is a 

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A Foodie’s Tour of Italy

I grew up around the table. Weekly dinners at my grandmother’s were part of the family routine and while us kids were allowed to run off and play after the meal, the 

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For thirteen years, Summit Lake Vineyard has held a special place in the hearts of Trek Travel guides and guests. Perched atop Howell Mountain (one of the most highly regarded viticulture regions 

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I had expected to end my days with endless local red wine, but quickly discovered that the real drink of choice for locals was the gintonic. Words by Trek Travel Guest Erin 

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On my flight to Spain, I watched a documentary called Crafted, which follows the lives of three artisans–a chef, a knife welder and potter–as they reject mass production and carefully hone their 

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If you think your Spanish jamon couldn’t taste any better, try eating it after cycling up the side of a mountain for several kilometers straight. I realize that for some this proposition 

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The bell tower of the Seville Cathedral in Spain fuses both Arabic and Christian styles into a single structure reaching for the heavens; and typically mediterranean palm trees grow next to wintry 

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At Trek Travel, we do a little bit of exploring by bike and a whole of exploring by fork. Recently, however, we were reminded that you don’t have to travel far to 

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Trek is one of the few companies producing carbon frames in the United States. Here’s what goes on in its Wisconsin headquarters. Bicycling Magazine By Molly Hurford | October 22, 2015   

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Our 3700-mile seven-week Portland to Portland cycling odyssey ended about two weeks ago…and I’ve been thinking about it ever since as I return to “normal life”. My friends ask, “What was the 

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Trek Travel is proud to introduce a new fleet of electric-assist bikes that flatten hills, improve endurance, and make every ride a little more fun. There’s no reason not to love an 

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Travel Tips: European Trains

Lindsay Juley

Your first time traveling by train can be nerve-wracking. The bustling stations, indiscernible platforms, convoluted schedule, and absent signage can be intimidating. Add to that a foreign language and you might as 

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Industry Insider: Graham Watson

Jenny Binkowski

You’ve seen the photos. Riders throwing their hands in the air as they cross the finish line. The dust covered peloton crushing the cobbles of Roubaix. But have you ever wondered who’s 

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Are Your Tires Too Worn?

Sean Peotter

As the road biking season winds down for many of us in the Northern Hemisphere, hopefully you’ve put more than a few miles on your bike this year. Now is a great 

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Second Sundays

The flight from Paris had been cancelled because the winds were too strong to land in Florence. For any other group, this may have been a foreboding sign. But for the Trek 

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Hotel of the Year

Jenny Binkowski

From the greeting you receive when you walk through the door to the pillow you lay your head on at night, our team of expert trip designers take special pride in selecting 

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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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