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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Industry Insider: JoLe Farm to Table

Greg Lyeki

JoLe is a Contemporary American Restaurant owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Matt and Sonjia Spector, chef and pastry chef, respectively. Learn more about their story, then taste their creations for yourself 

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Guest Choice: Yountville

Meagan Coates

The Town of Yountville, renowned for its world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs, has earned the unofficial title of “Culinary Capital of the Napa Valley.” Though small enough to walk from end to 

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The Story of Summit Lake

Greg Lyeki

The story of Summit Lake Vineyards begins more than forty years ago when Bob and Sue Brakesman, the owners and operators of Summit Lake, met at Jordan Jr. High school in Palo 

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Winter Recipes We Love

Jenny Binkowski

Warm Goat Cheese salad with Pomegranate vinaigrette Salad Ingredients: Good fresh goat cheese Dark green salad leaves Toasted hazelnuts Dressing Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil Dijon mustard Balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper 

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Culinary Delight

Trek Travel

A great meal is about more than the food on your plate. A perfect atmosphere makes any meal taste richer, effortless company makes it more fulfilling, and the right beverage helps it 

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Trek Travel, a leader in personalized cycling vacations, has been awarded National Geographic Traveler magazine’s coveted “50 Tours of a Lifetime” for their Great Smoky Mountain Blackberry Farm vacation. The competitive selection 

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California Wine Country Goes Farm To Table

Trek Travel

Lately it seems that farm-to-table style dining has become all the rage. And, we’re glad. See, Trek Travel is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin–home to the nation’s largest weekly farmer’s market. We truly 

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Final Trip Preparation…

Trek Travel

Ed: Last week our Trip Design Manager, Meagan, spent a week out in the field with a few of our guides getting ready for our California Wine Country bike trips. What follows 

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On our Burgundy bike trip, we visit Pierre and Nicole’s cellar, L’Ange Gardien,  in the heart of the charming town of Beaune.  Their vines are mainly planted on the ‘Côte de Beaune’ and spread 

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