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Alto Adige

Wine Country Travel – Discover Six Wine Regions off the Beaten Path

Alto Adige

When it comes to vacation travel plans, popular wine regions quickly slide to top spots for destination travel ventures.

Promising good food, hands-on wine experiences, and often an abundance of outdoor adventure excursions, it’s no wonder that wine country travel invites the enthusiastic attention of visitors worldwide.

Whether you are interested in learning more about the basics of tasting wine or would like to try your hand at blending your own red, want to snag some clippers and experience a harvest for yourself or get to know your way around the essentials of food and wine pairing with taste buds in training, there are a host of wine country travel options intended to bolster your love for the grape while satisfying ongoing outdoor wanderlust with the regional specialties of hiking, biking, or horseback riding in wine country. Or turn it up a notch with a good morning hot air balloon ride over the vineyards or boat the backwaters en route to the next winery stop.

Interested in taking in some vineyard views on your next vacation? Then check out some of our top wine country travel picks here.

 

Top Alto Adige Image Courtesy of EOS Export Organization of South Tyrol.

 

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Yosemite mountains and waterfalls

My Summer Plans: Exploring the US

Greetings from Portland, Oregon!

After two years of continuous travel, I’ve finally made it to the United States and it certainly feels like the perfect time to have done so.

With a heatwave sweeping across much of the country, I’ve found my transition from Southeast Asia to North America a lot easier than expected. I was slightly concerned about spending a month in Portland after being warned by practically everybody I spoke to expect rain, even in summer. However, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to have not experienced a single drop during the two weeks I’ve been here.

Yosemite mountains and waterfalls

With such fantastic weather, I’ve decided to make the most of it and so I’ve extended my US travels so that I can spend three months here in total.

Once I finish up in Portland in August, I’ll be jetting over to the east coast to check out New York City, Boston and Washington DC. I’ve visited New York City before, almost ten years ago, so I’m intrigued to see how I like it this time around. Boston and Washington DC will both be new cities for me to explore.

My final month in the US will be spent in the Southwest, where I’ll be driving from Phoenix to Austin. High on my list of places to see are the Grand Canyon, Saguaro National Park, White Sands National Monument and Big Bend National Park.

Apparently I really like hot weather.

I’ll be visiting a lot of brand new cities over my next couple of months in the US so I’d love to get some recommendations from you. I love quirky sights, unusual activities, hiking and great food. If you can think of anywhere I absolutely have to visit in any of these places then leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.

 

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Trekking With Mountain Travel Sobek

Are You in Shape for That Hike or Trek?

Trekking With Mountain Travel Sobek

If not, here’s some advice from experts on how to get in shape, so you won’t be whimpering at the end of the first day of your vacation.

This Q&A is with Alicia Zablocki, Mountain Travel Sobek’s Latin America Program Director. She has explored Latin America, from trekking in the mountains of Colombia and in Patagonia to tracking elusive jaguars in Brazil and hiking the Inca Trail.

Photo by Tara Star-Keddle

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Glacier Walking in Alaska

Where You Can Walk on Water

Glacier Walking in Alaska

Walking on glaciers, crawling into ice caves and skirting crevasses ensures memorable experiences. Here’s where to find day- and multi-day glacier hiking and trekking tours.

Photo courtesy of (c) Rocky Grimes

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Hiking in Tasmania

8 Colorful Locales for Self-Guided Trekking and Hiking Tours

Hiking in Tasmania

Are you an adventurer who prefers to travel independently, instead of on a guided tour? Here are eight self-guided adventure trekking, walking tours and hiking trips designed to  let you meander through colorful scenery in locales around the globe, from Switzerland’s Haute Route to Tasmania. The bonus: Each hike or trek is organized by companies that will set the trip up for you, from maps to lodging.

Photo: Tourism Tasmania and Don Fuchs

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Quesadilla Recipes

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height="170" align="left"/>Summer is for beach trips and playing in the park, going to the pool and taking road trips, enjoying the garden, water sports and hiking. But summer is not the time to spend hours in a hot kitchen cooking dinner. These quesadilla recipes are the ideal quick-fix dinner for summer time. You can use just about any filling to make a quesadilla – it’s really just a melted Mexican sandwich, but these combinations are great starters. Take my beef quesadillas. Deli roast beef makes these quesadillas quick to prepare. This is literally one of those meals that can go from putting it together to putting it on the table in less than 15 minutes. Try all of these quesadilla recipes, and let me know what you think.

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Hiking  near Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Year-round Playground for Adventure Travelers

Hiking  near Steamboat Springs

Hiking in the wilderness, mountain biking on singletrack, rock climbing and fly fishing, then soaking in a natural hot springs.  Steamboat Springs, Colorado, has it all.

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© Lois Friedland

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A Pro’s Tips to Get in Shape for Hiking & Trekking Trips

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How to Travel the World for Free

Travel the World for Free? He Did!

How to Travel the World for Free

Pillow fights in San Francisco for $1 a shot.  The only “gringo” to carry baggage for trekkers hiking the Inca Trail in Peru. Painting railings on a ship in exchange for free passage. A book review of Michael Wigge’s “How to Travel the World for Free – I did and you can do it too!”

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Traveling With Gray & Co

Who Plans Custom Active Adventures Around in the Globe?

Traveling With Gray & Co

Canada-based Gray & Co does.  The extremely well-traveled founder and staff have lots of local connections in many countries to help create custom adventures for active travelers. Gray & Co will work with you to plan hiking, biking, rafting, and other adventures in countries from France to Chile and Argentina.

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