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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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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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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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How to Experience Catalonia Like a Local: When In Catalonia, Do Like The Catalans.

No trip to this much-visited area of Spain is complete without a heaping dose of exploration, relaxation, sightseeing and taste-testing. Here, a few of our must-try activities and experiences. Try Out the Beach Life Catalonia and beaches. They’re practically synonyms. When visitors think of this Mediterranean gem, many immediately picture the warm sand, soft blue...
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Rocky Mountains of Colorado family adventure tour

5 Must-Try Family Adventures in Snowmass

Breathtaking vistas aside, Snowmass and surrounding areas are Colorado’s standout family adventure destination. From river canyons and hiking paths to the vast array of cycling trails and 4×4 tours, hauling your crew here will satisfy even the choosiest of adventure lovers – yes, little ones included. The Lost Forest Zip lining and biking trails? Disc...
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Finding Yourself While Traveling – Our Unprofessional Opinion

Media has made top dollar on people “finding themselves” while traveling – from movies like Little Miss Sunshine to books like Eat, Pray, Love. What these media topics subliminally say is that everyone has a need to find themselves, and getting out of your comfort zone is the best way to do this. People who...
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4 Ways To Immediately Fix Hand Pain When Cycling.

It comes with the territory that we will all experience some aches and pains from cycling, but aches and pains can become repetitive injury when not dealt with properly. There’s lots of areas to cover, but this blog will talk about the hands and how you can keep hand pain at bay. Suffer from numbness,...
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10 Year Wedding Anniversary Cycling In The Czech Republic

There is quite literally nothing more rewarding for all of us here at Pure Adventures, than getting to be a part of our client’s most special occasions. Recently we received this note from Leisha Stelken, who booked a Czech Republic cycling tour with us to celebrate 10 amazing years of marriage with her husband. Along...
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Get Paid to Travel – How to Organize and Lead Your Own Tours

Traveling for free may sound like a gimmick, but when it comes to traveling as a group with your friends or a cycling club, it’s not! For example, did you know many travel companies offer incentives for groups – often for as few as ten people? The larger the group, the better the incentives can...
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