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What’s In My Rear Rack Pack

On every ExperiencePlus! trip we provide a rear rack pack to carry the items you’ll need during your ride.  As with any kind of packing, there is a delicate balance...Read More »

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Click n’ Go and Sunreader Sunglasses

By ExperiencePlus! Tour Leader Pia de Richemont Clients who have toured with Tour Leader Pia de Richemont regularly ask her about the spectacles she wears whilst cycling. For those of...Read More »

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The Three Essential Travel Photos

The Three Essential Travel Photos What are the key pictures you should bring back from your next trip? Photos that tell the story of your vacation – the people you...Read More »

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Three Secrets to Stunning Travel Photos

By John Giebler, ExperiencePlus! Director of Tours Are you proud of your travel photos? I mean, when you come back from a trip, do people beg to see them? Or...Read More »

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The 2013 ExperiencePlus! Gift List

Holiday shoppers don’t despair over ideas – it is time once again for the ExperiencePlus! Staff Gift List! From our Headquarters in Forlí, Italy: Monica Price – Co-Owner:  Chariot Cougar...Read More »

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ExperiencePlus! Staff Gift Ideas

It’s time once again for the ExperiencePlus! Not Really Annual Christmas Gift Recommendations. About every other year ExperiencePlus! staff put together a list of what they consider to be the...Read More »

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Tips for Using Your Credit Card Internationally

With the increase in fraud and identity theft using your credit card overseas is getting trickier and more expensive as credit card companies add transaction fees that typically run 3%...Read More »

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36 hours in Aix-en-Provence, France

We’re often asked how to make the most of a brief opportunity to see Europe’s cities. This month, we provide a detailed answer for one of the most interesting cities...Read More »

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What To Do With 36 Hours in Florence

We’re often asked how to make the most of a brief opportunity to see Europe’s cities. This month, Rick provides a detailed answer for one of the best: Florence. (If...Read More »

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What to do with 36 hours in Turin, Italy

What to do with 36 hours in Turin, Italy We’re often asked how to make the most of a brief opportunity to see Europe’s cities. This month, we provide a...Read More »

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Stepping Into Cycling Footwear

In selecting shoes for use as you pedal on your ExperiencePlus! bicycling vacation remember the basics—comfort, safety, and function both on and off the bike.  To help with your decision...Read More »

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A self-guided walk in Aix-en-Provence

A self-guided walk in Aix-en-Provence Our resident Aix-pert Josette Smyrl prepared this leisurely “stroll through history” which will take you from the medieval era to the end of the 18th...Read More »

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Ten Days in a Carry-On

ExperiencePlus! continues our Travel Tip series with a recent article from the New York Times that literally shows you how to pack for “10 Days in a Carry-On” published  May...Read More »

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Best web sites for traveling in France

Best web sites for traveling in France Train Transportation in France   We suggest two different websites for train information in France:   Rail Europe – this is the US...Read More »

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What will the weather be like on my tour?

What will the weather be like on my tour? Our customers commonly ask two questions about the weather as they prepare for a trip: What’s the temperature?   What’s the...Read More »

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How to Clear US Customs Faster

Our Travel Tip this month comes from longtime customer and frequent traveler, Dave Forester. Here’s what Dave suggests to save time clearing US Customs. Enroll in the U.S. Customs &...Read More »

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Best web sites for travelling in Australia

Best web sites for travelling in Australia Going to Australia Plan your trip bay air     Public transport Find information about transport in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide…    ...Read More »

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French Rail Map

French Rail Map While researching transportation options for a customer trying to get from Paris to Molsheim, I discovered a great map of the French rail system. Using the different...Read More »

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Secrets for Navigating and Using the French Rail Website

Two years ago the French rail website www.sncf.com was redesigned. Since then travelers trying to purchase tickets from North America have been lost in a loop of links that lead...Read More »

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Best web sites for Argentina

Best web sites for Argentina Transportation in Argentina Aerolineas argentinas Linea LAN     Getting around in Buenos Aires Moving around the city     Rental cars in Argentina We...Read More »

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Purchasing French Train Tickets from the States

Purchasing French Train Tickets from the States Our own John Giebler contacted SNCF (the French National rail system) to inquire about the best way to get train tickets in advance...Read More »

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Tips to prepare for your bicycling trip

Interview with Joeann Gutowski We visited with Joeann Gutowski in our Fort Collins office before she heads to our Bicycling Through the Best of Provence tour this fall to ask...Read More »

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Best web sites for travelling in Switzerland

Best web sites for travelling in Switzerland Train Transportation in Switzerland www.raileurope.com This site works for most major rail lines.   The Official Swiss Timetable contains full details of services...Read More »

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Maps for Bicycling in Italy

Maps for Bicycling in Italy Good maps are the key to finding great bicycle routes. In Italy I recommend using the Italian Touring Club’s 1:200,000 series. The TCI(Touring Club Italiano)...Read More »