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Cristina Taioli Survives the Polar Vortex

ExperiencePlus! tour leader Cristina Taioli spent over a month touring the U.S. visiting our travelers, spreading the word about bicycle touring and doing her best to survive one of theFull Story

Cristina Taioli - ExperiencePlus! tour leader

6 Things We Are Excited About in December

Number 1: Winter Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, December 11th from 7:00 to 9:30AM and ExperiencePlus! staff in will once again be co-hosting a breakfast station at the Ft ...

November 2013 Rambler Newsletter

Welcome to the November 2013 ExperiencePlus! Rambler In This Issue… A Note from Monica and Maria Elena 7 Things We Are Excited About In November Meet Your Tour Leaders: Silvija Vukusic Snapshots From Our Tour ...

Meet Your Tour Leaders: Silvija Vukusic

Silvija was born in Split, Croatia and has been leading tours for ExperiencePlus! since 2008 mostly in her home country but in the past few years she’s also used her ...

Meet Your Tour Leaders – Silvia Cafora

Why did you decide to become a tour leader? I can combine my passion for bike travel with my knowledge of Italian and French culture and architecture.  I’m also a people ...

July 2013 ExperiencePlus! Rambler

Visit our Site | E-Mail | Brochure | Find a Tour | Book a Tour Welcome to the July 2013 ExperiencePlus! Rambler A Note from Monica and Maria Elena Patagonia:  Gorgeous and on ...

Just Another Perfect Day in Croatia

My name is Andro Tartaglia, and I am an ExperiencePlus! tour leader and country coordinator for Croatia. People are often curious about Croatia and what life is like here so ...

A Rule For Stronger Photos…Or Not

Tool of thirds Want a simple, classic design principal that will instantly make your pictures more dynamic and interesting? The rule of thirds is it. What’s the Rule of Thirds? Imagine a picture ...

Meet Your Tour Leaders: Cristina Taioli Tours the US

I think I have one of the nicest jobs…biking in Italy and Europe! For the past two winters I’ve been fortunate to spend a month in the States visiting with ...

Meet Your Tour Leaders: Lisa Merighi

Though 2013 will mark only her third season with ExperiencePlus! Lisa Merighi has quickly become one of our traveler’s favorite tour leaders. We thought it high time we all had ...

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 met, ...

If Wishes Were Horses

Cycling on the island of Corsica has been on my wish list for nearly a decade so when I learned that I would be traveling there in September to join ...

Catalonia’s Costa Brava an Interview with Joan ...

We interviewed our Spanish country coordinator and tour leader Joan Escosura about something very close to his heart – ExperiencePlus!’  new cycling trip along Catalonia’s Costa Brava which he helped ...

Four Favorite Tour Leaders

With the announcement of our 40th Anniversary Bike Across Italy trip we thought it the perfect time to feature a few of the tour leaders who have been with us ...

Four Leaders You’ll Want to Follow

Daniele Binaghi has been leading tours in Italy with ExperiencePlus! since 2009 and has quickly become a crowd favorite. Though there is stiff competition, his staff photo is our favorite ...

Introducing New Staff and Tour Leaders

A New Face in the U.S. Office: ExperiencePlus! is very pleased to introduce you to our new Reservations and Sales Associate Jo Baldwin. You will get to know Jo well because ...

Chile: A New Destination with a Familiar Twist

In October 2009 I was fortunate enough to head south and help lead our inaugural bicycle tour through Chile’s wine country.  ExperiencePlus! is proud to be one of the first ...

Why I Bike: Episode 7

Dave Forester (ExperiencePlus! Customer): Given my poor golf scores, it is a better use of my time to spend a few hours biking the local byways than searching for small white ...

Bicycle through History in Sicily in Preparation for ...

Sicily looms large in the minds of Americans when they think of Italy because this, the largest island in the Mediterranean region, sent something like a million and a half ...

A Brief Introduction to the Highlights of Alsace

Alsace is arguably the most unique region of France. As a place that has changed hands five times between France and Germany over the last 150 years, it is now ...

Discovering Northern Argentina with Javier Lardone

When I was asked to write about our Discover Northern Argentina bike tours, the first thing that came to my mind was: how do I begin to describe this place? ...

Summer Couscous with Seafood

This recipe comes from the kitchen of Paola’s nephew, Claudio Malpezzi and the staff at the Titon Restaurant in Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Some of you may be interested in the ...

Cycling and Eating through the Piedmont Region of Italy

When people ask me what my favorite bike tour in Italy is, I always say Venice to Florence or Venice to Pisa because I think it is such a great ...

ExperiencePlus! Partners with Lonely Planet Italy

ExperiencePlus! Partners with Lonely Planet Guidebooks and Europ-Assistance By Rick Price, Ph.D. Lonely Planet has replaced Baedeker and Frommer (Europe on $5/Day) as one of THE premier guidebook publishers of the 21st ...

Tour Sustainability and Performance Plan

As countries around the world contemplate their sustainability policy and performance plan, we here at ExperiencePlus! are doing the same. Our company culture and policies have always tried ...

Why I Bike – Episode 1

ExperiencePlus! employees are passionate about bicycling so we thought we’d query them and find out exactly why they ride. Our first responses come from owners, Maria Elena and Monica. If ...

How to teach a child to ride a bicycle

One popular lunchtime topic around the office here at ExperiencePlus! is “my first bike ride.” Rick told the story of his first day on a bike a couple months ...

Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country

Over the years, Chile has built a reputation of development, production and exportation of fine wines.  Yet it is uncommon to hear about the fertile lands where these fine grapes ...

Reflections on Monica and Michele’s Big Fat Italian ...

by Maria Elena Malpezzi-Price True to form, Monica and Michele’s wedding had what one would expect from a multinational, multicultural Malpezzi-Price family event.  Bicycles (of all sort), people (from all corners ...

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 about ...

Why I Bike Episode 3

Igor Baccini – ExperiencePlus! Bike Fleet Manager, and Tour Leader: Such a simple question, so many answers. It’s banal to say “I bike because I like it” but it’s the first thing ...

A Day at the “Farm” the ExperiencePlus! ...

by Sylva Florence Aperitivo: espresso. Someone – half awake – spilled espresso grounds everywhere. Waking up just like the rest of us, the little black espresso machine groans and sprays a fine ...

Why I Bike Episode 5

Why I Bike – Episode 5 (from our staff and tour leaders) Andro Tartaglia – ExperiencePlus! Tour Leader Croatia I enjoy riding my mountain bike in remote and quite places. It gives me ...

How to Spend 36 Hours in Venice

A local recommends how to spend 36 hours in Venice ExperiencePlus! tour leader, Sara Verlicchi shares her secrets on how to get the most or your 36 hour stay in Venice. We ...

Patagonia – A Tour Leader’s …

As an Argentine-American who has spent life moving around the world since childhood, I am fortunate to say that I live in a truly marvelous part of the world. Bariloche, ...