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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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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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Irish Storytelling

Jenny Binkowski

Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay, between the famous Ring of Kerry and the unspoiled Ring of Beara, the picturesque town of Kenmare is steeped in legends and rich in archaeological 

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Guest Choice: Healdsburg, CA

Sarah Makoski

Just north of San Francisco in the heart of Sonoma County lies the delightful city of Healdsburg. Surrounded by three major wine-producing regions, Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valley, this is truly 

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Across the sea to Ireland

Trek Travel

As one Irish actor told me in a Dublin pub…”I like the English. In fact my wife is English. That being said, I don’t care much for the British.” That barb was 

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28 Acres of Paradise

Greg Lyeki

Your eyes are closed, sitting in a highback Adirondack chair with a glass of wine in hand, overlooking a great valley below. Two dogs are playing fetch, roosters crow occasionally, hens cluck, 

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What TDF means to Trek Travel

Sarah Makoski

As traveling staff members schedule their out-of-office replies and guests call in to finalize their trips to the Tour de France, I sit here wanting to go with. Then I realize I 

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The Things That Spark Joy

Trek Travel

I am a “stuff” person. My west-end apartment was my sanctum; it contained my collection of loved things and it was my place to retreat to and enjoy when the outside world 

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5 Awesome Gift Ideas for the Cycling Dad

Sarah Makoski

Prove to Dad you’re his favorite and give him a gift he’ll remember forever. Here are our favorite gifts for Father’s Day this year.   Classic Climbs of the Dolomites – from $3799 For the 

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Rethinking Stuff Sacks

Trek Travel

As a guide I have accumulated a nice little stash of Trek Travel guest bags over the last six years. I really like the ones with side pockets and real shoulder straps 

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The Wild Coast

Jenny Binkowski

It’s early morning but I wake well rested. The sunlight is soft, the Mediterranean calm, and now the alarm clock buzzes in the background. From the comfort of our hotel room, my 

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Meet Our Team: Jordan Sher

Jordan Sher

Writing about cycling vacations in the world’s premier travel destinations involves taking the reader away from their desk and transporting them to a winding road under the Tuscan sun. It means recounting 

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Socially Guided: Zeb King

Trek Travel

A decorated bike racer, amateur photographer, avid skier and first year guide for Trek Travel, Zeb King is far from a novice when it comes to adventure. His excitement for life constantly 

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Agua Tibia Surf School

Jenny Binkowski

Meet Adrian and Drew, owners of Agua Tibia surf school in Costa Rica. Sense their passion for the sport as you follow along on their journey of adventure, discovery and the search 

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World’s Best Coffee Shops

Trek Travel

Coffee is a drug, a really good one that hooks you for life! And one that brings people together all over the world. It’s a social lubricant, and for some, the only 

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10 Tips to Pack like the Pros

Lindsay Juley

One of the most popular questions guests ask in preparation for their cycling vacation is, “What should I pack?” And while we do have a general packing list available, I have compiled 

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What I Learned From Living Abroad

Trek Travel

I consider myself a citizen of the world. Born in the Netherlands, raised in East Africa, middle school in Eastern Europe, high school in Vermont, university in New York and post university 

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The Essence of Passion

Trek Travel

“One of the most frequent comments I get from people once I tell them what I do for a living is, “You’re a bike guide?! You must ride your bike all the 

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Meet Our Team: Mark Thomsen

Mark Thomsen

Like many on the Trek Travel team, Mark has traveled the world to pursue his passions. He chased the snow to Jackson Hole and dipped his toes in Lake Tahoe. He stood 

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5 Essential Pieces of Luggage for Every Traveler

Jenny Binkowski

Whether you’re booked on a weeklong luxury cycling vacation in Europe or embarking on a self-guided South American excursion, having the right luggage is essential to successful travel. It must be light. 

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Socially Guided: Jonathan Hershberger

Jenny Binkowski

The dynamic, professional and passionate guides of Trek Travel define who we are. They live and work in places where beauty is intoxicating and exploration is endless. They find comfort in the 

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Guest Choice: Santa Barbara

Jenny Binkowski

Our Santa Barbara weekend bike tour offers four full days of cycling, sightseeing, dining, hiking, and relaxing along the California Coast. With a home base in downtown Santa Barbara, you’ll enjoy easy 

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Why I Ride: Londa Dewey

Jenny Binkowski

Wisconsin native, Colorado transplant and world-traveler Londa Dewey tells us about why she enjoys cycling. After pedaling in places far and wide there are a few rides that stand out above the rest. 

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Quick and Effective Workouts for Travel

Jessica Singerman

As guides, we spend a lot of time on the road, and it’s unfortunately not always on a bike. Long hours of travel and big days preparing our trips mean that we 

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Trish hits the mountains of Mallorca

Jenny Binkowski

“17 switchbacks. That was how my Trek Travel guide described the climb up Col de Soller on the third day of my Trek Travel Ride Camp in Mallorca, Spain last month. And 

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Experience Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara

Jenny Binkowski

Join us as we take you along the undulating California coastline on our Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara vacation. Our journey starts in the historic city Monterey, then visits the artsy town 

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The Man Behind The Plan

Sean Peotter

Our Global Logistics Manager, Sean Peotter, maintains a fleet of hundreds of bikes and thousands of spare parts divvied up among support units and warehouses all over the world. On top of 

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Industry Insider: Ken Sommer

Meagan Coates

Ken Sommer was a founding member of the LEOPARD-TREK cycling team and as marketing director he built the biggest team brand in professional cycling – on and offline. Ken holds a Masters 

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Guest Choice: Vermont

Jenny Binkowski

Introducing a new series called “Guest Choice”, where we highlight select places to explore on your next Trek Travel vacation. You will often hear us say, “It’s your day, you decide,” because 

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