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Travel Tips

Here you’ll find advice on finding the best airfares, European train schedules, and great travel websites including weather and climate information, hotels, rental cars and more. We’ve also included some tips regarding what to see in a few cities of interest, and we’ll continue to add to this collection. If you have a travel tip you think we should include, drop us an e-mail or call us. We’d love to hear your ideas.

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Destinations > Croatia, Travel Tips

Soaking in Split

The “Split List” City sights you don’t want to miss in Split, Croatia Split, Croatia’s second largest city, is a major gateway to endless options for exploring the breathtaking islands...Read More »

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Recipes, Travel Tips

Recipe: Picnicking While on a Bike Tour

Lunch on the Roll Ride until your hungry … or can’t get enough of the view Cycling can certainly kick one’s appetite into gear, and a picnic lunch is a...Read More »

EP Travel Planning

Travel Planning > How to Plan a Vacation, Travel Planning > Pre and Post Tour Planning, Rambler E-Newsletters, Travel Tips

Six Useful Websites for Travel Planning

Though the following websites will not greet you with a smile or deliver luggage to your room, they are useful tools when mapping out travel options for getting to and...Read More »

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Travel Tips

Tours That Challenge and Thrill

Some tours are meant to challenge and thrill.  They take you off the beaten path and give you the satisfaction that comes with cycling over mountains or riding long distances....Read More »

Florence photo by ExperiecnePlus! traveler Jacquie Malanga

Destinations > Italy, Travel Tips

She’s Back – The 2014 SATT Winner

Jacqueline Malanga was the winner of the 2014 Send a Teacher Traveling Award and she’s recently returned from the ExperiencePlus! Bike Across Italy: Venice to Pisa ride so we thought...Read More »

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Travel Tips

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?...Read More »

Adjusting a derailleur on one of ExperiencePlus!'s Ti Road bikes. Photo by John Giebler

Travel Tips

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 »

Cycling in Ireland with ExperiencePlus!

Travel Planning > How to Plan a Vacation, Travel Planning > Pre and Post Tour Planning, Travel Tips

ExperiencePlus! Traveler Services

ExperiencePlus! offers help with travel logistics ! We are here to help you coordinate your transportation to and from the tour, as well as reserving extra night’s stay at your...Read More »

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Travel Tips

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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Travel Planning > Money, Travel Tips

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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About ExperiencePlus!, Travel Planning > How to Plan a Vacation, Travel Tips

Bicycling Vacations: Stress Free Fun For Friends and Family

We at ExperiencePlus! have noticed an interesting trend amongst our travelers: more and more folks are inviting friends and family to join them on their bicycling vacation. These groups come...Read More »

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Destinations > France, Travel Planning > Pre and Post Tour Planning, Travel Tips

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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Destinations > Italy, Travel Planning > Pre and Post Tour Planning, Travel Tips

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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Destinations > Italy, Travel Planning > Pre and Post Tour Planning, Travel Tips

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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Travel Planning > Bikes, Travel Tips

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 »

Travel Planning > Packing, Travel Tips

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 »

Destinations > Argentina, Travel Tips

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 recommend you rent directly...Read More »

Travel Tips

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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Travel Planning > Passports and Visas, Travel Tips

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 »

Destinations > Greece, Travel Tips

Best web sites for travelling in Greece

Best web sites for travelling in Greece Train Transportation in Greece www.raileurope.com This site works for most major rail lines.   www.ose.gr This is the Hellenic Railways Organization web site...Read More »

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Travel Tips

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 »

Destinations > Czech Republic, Travel Tips

Best web sites for travelling in the Czech Republic

Best web sites for travelling in the Czech Republic Train Transportation in the Czech Republic The Rail Europe web site has comprehensive transportation information for travels throughout Europe. Raileurope  ...Read More »

Travel Tips

Learning to See

Learning to See Whether pedaling through the countryside on a bicycle or walking a trail in a natural area, you can enrich your experience by practicing these simple principles:  ...Read More »

Destinations > Ireland, Travel Tips

Best web sites for traveling in Ireland

Best web sites for traveling in Ireland Train Transportation in Ireland This is the official Irish train web site. www.irishrail You can also use the Rail Europe web site to...Read More »