As a professional active traveler, my suitcase is filled with items that can get me from epic bicycle journey to Michelin-starred restaurant, to the opera and back to the trailhead. This said, when asked "what's in my suitcase," the contents certainly depend on the trip I'm about to embark on with one small, culinary-inclined exception: my trusty travel spork.Read more
About: Lentine Zahler
Lentine came to Backroads fresh from a four-year cycling journey through Southeast Asia, where she gained the kind of global perspective that only two-wheeled travel can provide. She loves sharing this insight, and she does so often with our guests. For four years, Lentine led trips in Italy, Hawaii, California and the Pacific Northwest. When she's not living out of her suitcase (she's still trying to get to that seventh continent, by the way) she calls the west coast home and can be found training and racing (she's an elite multisport athlete), developing recipes, photographing and writing about her adventures. She's also a former professional athlete, yoga teacher and classically trained pastry chef. Follow her work (she’s an internationally published freelance food and travel writer) on her blog: www.lentinealexis.com.
Recent Posts by Lentine Zahler
Long flights, trains rides and layovers. These extended stints of sitting and inactivity as you're preparing for--or recovering from--your Backroads trip are the perfect opportunity for tight muscles (and possible injury) in the hips, legs and back. But your travels needn't stifle your muscular health! All you need to keep your body healthy and ready for riding, hiking and adventuring is a little bit of space, forethought and this quick stretching routine that you can do in your hotel room, in the airport or even on the plane.Read more
Minarets and church spires. The call to prayer and tantric beats of lounge music. These are just a couple of the contrasts you'll encounter wandering the streets of Istanbul, Turkey. The dynamics of this city have been thousands of years in the making and while it's known for its history, this fascinating international hot spot is quickly gaining a reputation for its contemporary culture.Read more
Ukulele chords strummed, vibrant plumerias bloomed and hula skirts swished as soon as my feet hit the tarmac. I was back in Hawaii–one of my favorite places on the planet. But this time, instead of training for a grueling Ironman, or spending time with friends, I was in Hawaii as a first-year Backroads Trip Leader...Read more
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