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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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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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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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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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Remote. Rugged. Refuge.

Tony Ferlisi

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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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

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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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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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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Il Gallo Nero

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 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

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

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

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

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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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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