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John Giebler

  • Day in the life: Vol 6 – Italy’s Opening Up

    Updates From Staff – Italy Opening Up With many countries beginning to loosen quarantine restrictions and open in phases we have been checking in with our staff and tour leaders to see how things have changed. Here is John’s report… Read full article

  • Highlight Reel: My Favorite Part Of The Tour Leader Summit

    Tour Leader Summit A great appreciation for our guides. As ExperiencePlus!’s Director of Tours, April is always a highlight of the season for me. Blossoming flowers are a welcome sign that a new bicycle tour season is upon us. This is also when… Read full article

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    15-Minute Pasta Recipe: Strozzapreti

    Strozzapreti “STRANGLE THE PRIEST” A PASTA STEEPED IN TRADITION Preparing and having lunch together is a long-held tradition for staff at the Farm, our headquarters in Italy. This simple, delicious pasta dish makes regular appearances because you can have it… Read full article

  • ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours Hiring Event for Tour Leaders

    The Secret To Our Success

    The Secret to Our Success BEHIND THE SCENES AT AN EXPERIENCEPLUS! TOUR LEADER HIRING EVENT People often ask how we keep such a high rate of return customers. We’ve grown our business mostly through word of mouth. People ride with… Read full article

  • Sweet Crepes

    Breton Crêpes

    John Giebler (our Director of Tours, and occasional tour leader in France and Italy) shares his favorite crêpe recipe in honor of the new ExperiencePlus! tour in Brittany and Normandy. This is a recipe I used to make when I… Read full article

  • Rule of thirds

    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 frame; draw two evenly spaced lines across… Read full article

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

    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, and the places you visited. If you’re anything like… Read full article