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A Rainy Day in Ireland

Amie Corso

“You know it’s summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer.” – Hal Roach We all know the feeling: putting on your kit with a wary eye on dark, distant clouds. But 

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Meet Our Team: Tony Ferlisi

Jenny Binkowski

Behind every great Trek Travel trip is a trip designer that has spent countless hours handcrafting the most perfect experience from start to finish. For our new collection of mountain bike trips, 

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Industry Insider: Chris Winter

Jenny Binkowski

From a young age, passion for the outdoors has been the driving force in the life Big Mountain Bike Adventures owner Chris Winter. And whether it’s professional freeskiing or founding a charity, 

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Top 5 Meals of Italy

Jenny Binkowski

In Italy, food isn’t just fuel. It’s religion. The country worships the recipes of its mothers and grandmothers that have been handed down for generations. Cheeses are made from local ingredients. Pastas 

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Featured Travel Agent: Codie Richards

Jenny Binkowski

A travel enthusiast with a passion for the outdoors, Codie Richards has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Africa and the Caribbean. Determined to work in a field that would fuel her 

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Industry Insider: Chris Fortune

Jenny Binkowski

Twenty-seven years ago, on a mission to keep manufacturing in Wisconsin, Chris Fortune bought a 15-year-old rack company known as Graber Products. And although the name has changed (now Saris Cycling Group), 

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How Being a Guide Is Making Me a Better Person

Ally Petrilla

It’s early Saturday morning, you’re exhausted from an epic work week, and you’re expecting company the following morning. Not just any random acquaintances though–these are people whom you’ve never met and really 

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10 Trip Club: Bob Joy

My wife and I are ten-year veterans of Trek Travel and have enjoyed many memorable wows. Here are three of my favorite moments: Words and Photographs by Bob Joy, Trek Travel Guest 

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Why I Ride: Michele Joslyn

My earliest memory of riding a bike was pedaling my younger brother around on the back of my trike somewhere around the age of 3. I look back at pictures of us 

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From 0 to 100

My name is Sharon Roper from Taylorsville, Utah. Trek Travel asked me if I would be willing to write a blog about my experience leading up to and including the California Wine 

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Congratulations, you’ve made it through the most grueling hiring process! You have learned the many, many tasks that are required to be a Trek Travel guide. You’re a mechanic, chef, entertainer, guide, 

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It’s Just Like Riding A Bike

Trek Travel

The popular adage, “It’s just like riding a bike” is often used to describe a skill you can gain, that is so intuitive and natural, you don’t even think about remembering how 

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Why I Ride: Susie King

Jenny Binkowski

I remember when my son Zeb was interviewing for Trek Travel one year ago. He had just graduated from Appalachian State with a degree in Public Health Education. He had completed his 

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While most of the South Island paid little attention to the recently announced routes of the 2016 Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, Saanich cyclist Jordan Landolt did the same. Words by 

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Bring On Old Man Winter

Sean Peotter

It’s that time of year when fat bikes are out in hoards. Although they have only recently become popular, fat bikes have been around for nearly 10 years and they are a 

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I write on culinary topics for many publications, and as the door closes on 2015, it is time for annual reflection on my standout restaurant meals from the past 12 months. This 

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Benefits of Using a Travel Agent

Lindsay Juley

I was a travel agent for six years prior to working for Trek Travel, so I am undeniably biased when it comes to discussing the benefits of booking through a travel expert. 

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10 Trip Club: The Dingwalls

In October 2006, Deb and I hopped on a series of flights from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Florence, Italy. Deb was a seasoned world traveler but this was to be my first international 

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52 Places to Go in 2016

Jenny Binkowski

Each January, the editors of the New York Times Travel section publish a Places to Go issue. And although the editors themselves admit that it is by no means a comprehensive list 

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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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