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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 »

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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 Tips

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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Travel Tips

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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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 »

Travel Tips

Rick Prepares for ExpeditionPlus! A Six-week Bicycle Ride...

Rick Prepares for ExpeditionPlus! A Six-week Bicycle Ride from St. Petersburg to Istanbul I’ve decided to begin a blog that I will try to keep up throughout our ExpeditionPlus! this...Read More »

Destinations > Spain, Travel Tips

Best web sites for traveling in Spain

Best web sites for traveling in Spain ExperiencePlus! Reading Room All articles about Spain Travel Journals from Spain Recipes Book Reviews     Train Transportation in Spain   The Spanish...Read More »

Destinations > France, Travel Tips

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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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 > France, Travel Tips

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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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 »

Travel Tips, Travel Planning > Weather

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 »

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 > New Zealand & Australia, Travel Tips

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 »

Destinations > France, Travel Tips

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 »

Short story suggestions for bicycling in Europe.

Travel Planning > Bicycle Tour Training, Travel Planning > How to Plan a Vacation, Travel Tips

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 »