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January 2014
A Better Way to See the World
An Amazingly Awesome Spring Break Awaits...


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  Dear Traveler,

Every year, families discover just how great spring break'ing with Backroads can be. For starters, families really appreciate the chance to spend quality time together while the Trip Leaders handle all the day-to-day logistics. Kids have a blast exploring new places, hanging out with new friends (and awesome Trip Leaders) and doing lots of cool activities like biking, hiking, sea kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, zip-lining, surfing and much more. And parents enjoy some fantastic longer options and/or some time to relax at a spa or back at the hotel.

Imagine biking through rain forests, river rafting and lounging on sugar-white sand in Costa Rica. Hiking, snorkeling and swimming in the realm of giant tortoises, marine iguanas and sea lions in the Galápagos. Or trekking on a volcano, exploring tide pools and pedaling along the lush Hamakua Coast in Hawaii. It's a big wide world out there—come experience it on an adventure where you'll all learn, grow and have FUN together. Now is the time to solidify plans for your family's best spring break ever... with Backroads!

I hope to see you out there this spring,
Alison Iles Signature
Alison Iles
Family Trips Manager & mother of two
with Backroads for 23 years

P.S. Traveling with older teens or twenty-somethings? Check out our collection of Family Breakaway Trips tailored specifically for families like yours.

read more arrow Alison Iles shares her tips for stress-free family packing in our new blog post.
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Costa Rica: Choose from Three Incredible Multisport Trips
No matter which Costa Rica adventure you choose, you'll be immersed in a landscape so rich with natural treasures, it'll take your breath away. Enjoy an array of activity options at every turn and meet our local "Tico" friends, including our veteran naturalist guides who will amaze you with their ability to spot seemingly invisible wildlife, like monkeys, sloths, toucans, river otters and iguanas.
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Galápagos & Andes Multisport: Ancient Culture & Wondrous Wildlife in Ecuador's Islands & Highlands
Get set for non-stop thrills and wildlife watching at its finest. In short, the trip of a lifetime! Bike and hike in the Andes, discovering ancient ruins, traditional villages, crafts and folkloric music. The fun continues as you island-hop in the Galápagos, where marine iguanas, frigate birds and sea lions will amaze you.
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Panama Multisport: Tropical Fun from the Canal to the Highlands & Islands
This action-packed multisport adventure is loaded with opportunities for wildlife-spotting, boat rides, beach time, cultural immersion and more. Special activities like a kids-only barbecue, a scavenger hunt and playing with the local children are sure to be a hit with the younger set.
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Peru Multisport: Cultural Discoveries & Epic Landscapes from Cusco to Machu Picchu
You'll join our Trip Leaders and local guides for a look deep inside Peru's culture and ancient civilizations. Journey from fascinating Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, to humble Quechua villages and finally to the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu.
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Death Valley Biking: California's Desert Wonderland
There's no better way than biking and hiking with Backroads to experience the rich palette, surreal geography and many moods of this national park in southeastern California's Mojave Desert. Witness volcanic craters, giant sand dunes, shimmering salt flats and stunning desert sunsets.
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Puglia Biking: Family Fun Along Italy's Adriatic Coast
What makes Puglia perfect for families? There's mellow biking terrain and lovely coastal scenery to enjoy, intriguing trulli structures to visit (like little stone Hobbit houses), welcoming whitewashed towns and of course, some of the tastiest seafood and pasta you'll find anywhere in Italy. Hope to see you there!
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Sicily Biking: Ancient Civilizations & Mediterranean Sensations
Where can you bike near an active volcano? On beautiful Sicily! This trip brings you the best of the island by blending great rides, rich history and superb cuisine and wine with lots of kid-friendly activities. Pedal in the shadow of famous Mount Etna and visit World Heritage sites brimming with Sicilian Baroque architecture.
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Hawaii's Big Island Multisport: Big-Time Fun on the Big Island from Coast to Crater
With its majestic volcanoes, endless acres of emerald foliage, warm sunshine, cooling tropical showers, black, white and even green sand beaches, the Big Island delivers loads of diversity to match this action-packed multisport adventure.
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