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Trail Running Around the World

Looking to pack an exciting, active vacation into a short timeframe? Trail running might be the answer! In retrospect, it’s surprising trail running took as long to catch on as it did. The sport offers the same basic form of exercise as road running, with the benefit of more natural and tranquil scenery. Many trail...
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Where to Travel with Teenagers: Our Recommendations

Traveling with teenagers is an opportunity. It’s a chance to introduce young people to other cultures and experiences while they’re highly receptive, but also physically capable and independent. The adult organizing a tour, though, usually has questions. How will the teenagers’ love of sleeping in fit in with a busy day’s itinerary? Will a visit...
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Walking vs. Hiking: Setting out on Foot in the UK

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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Experience Spain: Things to Do in Catalonia

No trip to this much-visited area of Spain is complete without a heaping dose of exploration, relaxation, sightseeing and taste-testing. Here are a few of our must-try activities to help you experience the local culture of Catalonia to its fullest. Try Out the Beach Life Catalonia and beaches: they’re practically synonyms. When visitors think of...
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Spain In A Glass: 5 reasons why Rioja should be your new favorite red wine

Grapes have been grown in the La Rioja region for thousands of years. First carefully tended to and crafted by monks as early as 873, Rioja wines have a fascinating heritage, dating back to the Phoenicians and the Celtiberians. According to VinePair.com, it’s the most famous wine on the American market, it’s fruitiness, structure and tannins making it...
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5 Towns to Bike Through in Catalonia, Spain

Catalonia’s Hidden Jems Located in the beautiful northeast section of Spain, with France, Andorra, Aragon, Valencia, and the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea as its borders, the towns of Catalonia are some of the world’s most diverse and beautiful destinations to bike. Perhaps this is due to the area’s rich history, culture, and friendly atmosphere. Or, perhaps...
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