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Walker along Killary Fjord

Walking vs. Hiking: Setting out on Foot in the UK and Ireland

If you’re a bit of an Anglophile, you’re probably prepared for the most common UK terms that cause confusion to the North American speaker – across the pond chips are crisps, an aubergine is an eggplant, and pants are underwear. Many of the differences are small, charming, and create a real sense of place for...
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Self-guided walking tour in Ireland - Hiking The Western Way

In the Footsteps of Saint Patrick

In the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, it can be hard to find a pub that doesn’t have a shamrock or two hanging in the window. Outside of Ireland, though, there’s a good chance St. Paddy’s revellers won’t know much about the figure they’re toasting. March 17 has evolved into a celebration of...
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Unique Christmas Traditions from Across South America and Europe

If you’re reading this in December, chances are you’re busy prepping for all the parties, gatherings, and gift exchanges of the holidays. Maybe you’re finding time to plan a surprise getaway for next spring, or sneaking in one last trip before the new year.  Whatever your plans, with the holiday season upon us we thought...
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Croatia active foodie tour with Pure Adventures

How to Order in Dalmatia: Understanding Croatian Tapas

Croatian cuisine shares many flavours with its Mediterranean neighbours Greece and Italy, and adds a few regional twists all its own. One aspect that often takes the uninitiated by surprise is the lively tapas culture that has evolved in towns like Split. Especially when you’re just passing through, this focus on on light meals and...
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Italy Piedmont Wine Country cycling tour

Advanced Wine Tasting: Regionally Famous Wine Varietals to Try on your Next Trip

If you’re new to wine Tasting or need a refresher, click here to read our “Wine Tasting 101” post. Winemaking is woven into the culture of many of the countries we visit with Pure Adventures. If you’re a wine lover on a self-guided tour, you might drop in on favourite vineyard to see how the grapes...
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Burgundy, France self-guided bike, wine and gastronomy tour

Wine 101: How to Get the Most out of Your Next Tasting

Already a seasoned wine taster? Stay tuned for our next post on regionally specific varietals to look for on your next trip. Wine is an important part of the culture of many of our destinations: France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Chile and Argentina all offer vineyards of international distinction. If you’re tempted to stop off on...
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Bike Luggage Charges: Worth Keeping Your Bike At Home?

With cycling becoming more popular than ever, enthusiasts increasingly want to take their bicycles abroad for cycling holidays. As a cyclist, it’s worth knowing whether or not taking your own bicycle abroad is worth it. It can also help determine what airline to book with. At Pure Adventures we are so lucky to have bike...
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5 Reasons To Add The Burgundy Gastronomy & Wine Bike Tour To Your Bucket List

Burgundy is famous for its warm hospitality and inimitable knack for enjoying life. Rich in tradition, gastronomy, history and excellent wines. Even before Julius Caesar fought his decisive battles with the Gauls, people have been lured to this beautiful land of gently rolling landscapes, sleepy villages, rivers and canals. Burgundy is the old France, a...
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5 Reasons To Buy Less & Experience More In 2016

With the holidays behind us, and the new year upon us, thoughts go to new year’s resolutions and finding ways to live better, healthier, and happier. How do you see yourself accomplishing your goals in 2016? For you, does living better mean acquiring the latest tech, appliance, or maybe a home reno? Maybe being happier...
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Piedmont Italy Wine & Cycling Is A Treasure Less Explored

We wouldn’t call Piedmont unknown, or even off the beaten path, but where are all the tourists?  We know they come, we know the wine is world famous, yet, why does it feel like we have it to ourselves?   Well, we share what the locals are so happy to show off! A Sunday in...
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