Rice temple ceremony, blessing the water (December 2011, Ubud, Bali) For over a thousand years, the cycle of rice growing in Bali has been managed through water temples, organized by watershed districts. The [...]
Stay a little longer in Puglia and get to know the local food and wine, neighborhoods, and daily routines from the comfort of your home base.
Our cycling in Italy covered seven days. During that time we slept in seven different towns and managed to average 55 kilometers a day (35 miles/day), for a total of over 350K, or 200-plus miles. We loved the biking and the great introduction to Puglia.
In Myrtle Beach, the beach takes center stage We’d never considered a getaway to Myrtle Beach until we heard there were new, non-stop flights from Minneapolis/St. Paul to this South Carolina destination by [...]
Spontaneous yoga in Colorado might be wiser with travel insurance. This series on global travel insurance is sponsored by Allianz Global Assistance, our provider. But we’ve selected the topics and we’re writing from [...]
How is it that the Camino de Santiago across Spain still captures the individual imagination with some of the hardships and rewards of a wilderness experience, even in the midst of a populated area?
Reward at the top of Åre Mountain in Jämtland: waffle with cloudberry jam. Swedish foods and restaurants were not foremost on our minds when we booked our trip to Sweden. Our purpose was [...]
Biketours.com's Jim Johnson describes the wonders of slow travel by bike. As we prepare for our bike tour in Italy, we’ve been catching up on expert opinions and industry news about touring by [...]
Training 101: Shovel bike out of the snow. This seems like a good day to talk about the extensive training Tom and I are factoring into our upcoming Italy bike tour. As you [...]
The wind dusting up fresh fallen snow adds to the thrill of dogsledding in the wilderness near Åre, Sweden, under a cold sun. Åre (pronounced or-rey), Sweden, isn’t just a ski town, though [...]