June 2013 Rambler Newsletter

by ExperiencePlus! - Thursday, June 6, 2013 ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours Rambler Newsletter

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Welcome to the June 2013 ExperiencePlus! Rambler

What happened to spring?

Despite cooler than usual temperatures, rain and wind our season in Europe is well under way with A hearty group in Sardinia hit the sea directly after the ride. Photo by ExperiencePlus! traveler Julie Sklomtravelers joining us in Italy, Spain, France, Croatia, and the next few weeks will see us heading to Ireland, Slovenia and our first Euro Velo 6 Expedition will launch from France! The good news is that the forecast didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm and the weather throughout Europe is improving.  I (Maria Elena) am pleased to say that our inaugural cycling tour in Catalonia was a resounding success.  Although we had unusually cool weather, spirits were high and we tasted, pedaled and enjoyed Catalonia and its coast inside and out.  Some of us even dared to jump into the Mediterranean from our semi-private beach in Cadaques!

We’re also pleased to announce that people are enjoying our new titanium hybrid bikes so much we’ve already had several requests from riders to take them home.  Read more about them in this newsletter, as well as an article from John Giebler offering more photography tips, a fabulous recipe for strawberry scones, the opportunity to spend a virtual weekend with Croatian tour leader Andro Tartaglia, and our  book review this month features The Hare With Amber Eyes.

Our Early Booking Discount is still on for tours in South America, so if you have been thinking about that cycling trip in Patagonia, Northern Argentina, or Chile’s Wine Country now is the perfect time to get on board.

Happy cycling,
Maria Elena and Monica

PS. Our travelers in Colorado are invited to the Grand Opening Weekend of EXOFFICIO at Cherry Creek North, 105 Filmore St. Ste 107, 303-333-1233 on June 22 & 23rd. Email us if you’d like to attend and we’ll send you a coupon good for 20% off your total purchase.

The New Titanium Hybrid Bikes Have Arrived

The new ExperiencePlus! hybrid fleet.

ExperiencePlus! is thrilled to announce the arrival of our new titanium hybrid fleet.

Read more about these gorgeous new bikes.

Meet Your Tour Leaders: Andro Tartaglia – Just Another Perfect Day in Croatia

Andro and a Friend in Bol

Saturday begins early, I jump out of bed, get dressed, brush my teeth and walk seven minutes to the fish market, where I begin my discussion with fisherman about politics their families, and the day’s catch.

Read more about Andro’s typical weekend in and around his hometown Split, Croatia.

A Rule for Stronger Photos…Or Not

Rule of thirds

Want a simple, classic design principal that will instantly make your pictures more dynamic and interesting? The rule of thirds is it.

Discover the rule of thirds and when you might want to break it here.

Book Reviews: The Hare With Amber Eyes

The Hare With Amber Eyes

Maria Elena reviews Edmund de Waal’s fascinating and award-winning best seller.

See if she agrees with the critics here.

Recipe: Scrumptious Strawberry Scones

Strawberry Scones

A delicious treat for your next brunch and it features less than half the fat of your typical scone recipe.

What more do you need to know besides how to make it? Check out the recipe here.

Happy Cycling until next month!

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