On the edge of Lake Vänern, Picasso's sculpture in Kristinehamn If you really want to get to know Sweden, visit the heartland, Värmland County. Karlstad, the capital city of Värmland, can be reached [...]
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.
While we've only taken up serious cycling the the past couple of years, we definitely have our opinions on the best cycling gear.
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?
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 [...]
Photo by BikeTours.com The responses we get to our travels tell us a lot about what’s trending in the minds of senior travelers: what parts of the world they want to visit and [...]
Gary Thompson of Tri-State Diving. Freshwater diving in the summer gives way to salvaging vehicles that have fallen through the ice in the winter. Gary Thompson is the guy you call when your [...]
This is a list of National Parks by state. We've linked our stories to the parks we have visited. There are 61 U.S. National Parks, including two in American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands.