Blog Category: Tripsite Traveler

Tulips!

Tripsite Traveler: Bikes, Tulips, Canals and Windmills

Liz Ling • Sep 13, 2019

We recently caught up with Tripsite Traveler, Liz Ling, who had a blast on our 8 Day Tulip Tour aboard the Quo Vadis. Along the way, she snapped some lovely photos from the bike path. Heres what Liz had to say about her trip: Adventure and being active is what we love, especially when traveling. I work in a busy trauma hospital as an anesthesiologist, so vacation time is precious and trips are booked carefully. Read More


Cycling Umbria: A Gastronomy Bike Tour

Kathryn Grunder • Feb 6, 2019 • 3

After the bustle of Rome, Umbria was a romantic movie set. Lesley and I were charmed to see children playing in Spello’s piazza fountain, their mothers sitting nearby chatting, and old men soaking up the sun. We went through an impressive stone archway and began our 2 km walk uphill to our lodgings. Jasmine framed the doorways and covered the ancient stone walls, filling the air around us with its scent. Read More


Vietnam and Cambodia Adventure

Cheri Emahiser • Dec 28, 2018 • 1

My appreciation of the lovely people of Vietnam and Cambodia began on the first day of our tour. I observed the delightful children and particularly their hard-working mothers. Read More


The beautiful French agricultural region that we rode through.

Tripsite Traveler - A Self-Guided Adventure

Fulton Armstrong • Dec 11, 2018

Adventure – with Support – at Every Turn My brother and I did our first “unguided” bike tour in July – a weeklong ride from Paris to London (with a ferry ride across the English Channel) – and were delighted both by our sense of independence and the support the tour company gave us. Kevin and I had done a number of guided bike tours, and loved every one of them, but we yearned for the adventure of finding our own way each day. Read More


The Netherlands Deserves a Cycle of Appreciation

Gina Friedlander • Oct 22, 2018

For my third bike and barge vacation, I was looking for a destination that was not too warm in the summer, not too hilly, not too expensive and full of interesting people and sites. The tour Amsterdam to Bruges fit the bill perfectly and I am now well on my way to joining the very intelligent and fun group of serial bike and bargers. Read More


Tripsite Traveler: Metz to Mainz with Gina Friedlander

Gina Friedlander • Nov 13, 2017 • 2

The Anti-Cruise Cruise A bike and barge holiday is the polar opposite of a cruise ship vacation. While on a mega-sized ship, you see the world from the top down, high above the water and leagues from the shore. The luxury and size of the ship insulate you from your environment. It's rather like watching the world from a super-sized, super formatted, flat screen TV.On the beautiful Mosel River Not so on a barge. A barge is so close to the water that you can almost reach down and touch it. Read More


Picture with a cheetah

Tripsite Traveler: Cycling & Safari in South Africa

Hennie van den Hengel • Sep 26, 2017 • 2

A cycling and safari expericence in South Africa... What an opportunity I thought, to go on a bike trip that is a safari at the same time? A real safari and I wasn’t disappointed at the end. It was so unique. From cycling on quiet roads, through private orchards and staying inside Kruger Nat. Read More


Tripsite Traveler - Lake Constance

Sally Snyder • Jul 28, 2017 • 3

Challenge: Bike around Lake Constance and Rhein Falls in twelve days Jerry suggested this cycle tour several years ago. My reaction, “not me.” On previous bike trips I was at the back of the pack. Once I reached the top of a hill, the group was on their way. “Get an ebike,” Elaine suggested. Lake Constance has history, grand scenery and is new territory. Water is my element. Read More


At a tea plantation in Munnar

Tripsite Traveler: India

Hennie van den Hengel • May 17, 2017

I was so excited to go to India for two reasons. I had never been and I have dear friends, the Simons, local missionaries and native Indians, that live there. Among their many responsibilities, they manage an orphanage, housing, at the present, 5 girls from the ages of 5 to 17 years. With the help of some other friends, we showered these girls with gifts. There is nothing more rewarding than giving! After a travel conference in Cochin, I started a 5 day bike tour in the state of Kerala. Read More


Tripsite Traveler: Bike Tour of Cotswolds with Kevin Purdy

Kevin Purdy • Apr 3, 2017

The first time we visited Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds, many years ago, we toured via rental car. This time, we booked a Shakespeare’s Country bike tour. We soon discovered that bicycling was by far the best way to tour this beautiful region of England. We saw more sights and enjoyed the leisurely pace. Read More


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