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June 15, 2015 in Culture / (0) comments

Costa Rica Dress

One of the greatest thrills of biking or walking your way through a new country is being able to slow down and really take it all in at your own pace. And while getting in touch with local life may begin upon your arrival in a new destination with a cautious, perhaps foreign, ‘Hello’; it’s helpful to remember that the… Read More


This year makes the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, a film that has captured the hearts of generations of Americans, as well as the rest of the world. The inspiring story of the von Trapp family begins in Austria, and any fan of the movie will enjoy the chance to visit some of the famed filming locales during… Read More

Gurken Pickles

The Spreewald (which is pronounced Spray-valt and means ‘Spree Forest’) is a unique region of eastern Germany that may be a bit of a misnomer, as it has more lush wetlands, grassy fields and tranquil waterways than you’d expect from a so-called forest. Home to thousands of different flora and fauna, the Spreewald was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in… Read More

May 15, 2015 in Chile / (0) comments

("Vista Valparaíso" by Pablo Trincado from Santiago de Chile, Chile - bahia de valparaiso. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

The central valley and coast of Chile is a biking idyll. With the soaring peaks of the Andes Mountains providing an inspirational backdrop, we’ll cruise along coastal byways and easy inland routes, from quaint fishing villages to verdant vineyards and rolling foothills of the Coastal range. Off our bikes, we’ll be immersed in modern-day Chilean culture, as well as discover… Read More


We don’t mean Elvis, nor the royal home of the Whopper. We’re talking about the German king of vegetables now that it’s white asparagus season. Germans are a jubilant bunch of eaters especially with the arrival of spargel—as the German’s call it—the ghostly-white stalk that heralds “spring is here!”  It’s the first crop of the year to grace the dinner… Read More


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