Category Archives: Hear it. Our Experts.

Top 5 Places to Travel in July

The solstice might have passed, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over! Summer is in full swing and around the world people are sweating out long climbs on the bicycle, exploring hidden mountains and valleys on foot, and relaxing on sunny beaches with a cold drink at the end of the day. Don’t you want to join them? July is a great month to travel with your family, friends or solo, and wherever you go you’re sure to find something exciting. Here are our top picks for the month.
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Ljubljana: Europe’s Hidden Gem

Towering mountains and Bled Castle overshadow a passing Pletna, north of Ljubljana Half the size of Switzerland, yet brimming with attractions - from Venetian coastal resorts in the south to the majestic Julian Alps and emerald-green lakes in the northwest - Slovenia is a hidden jewel still buried in misunderstanding. Locals still contend with Westerners…
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Biking Death Valley, Where Backroads Began

Did you know that Backroads has a short biking trip to Death Valley? Or that Death Valley was the FIRST Backroads trip led by company founder Tom Hale 40 years ago? Read on for an overview of the ins and outs of this sun-filled desert getaway to see if it's right for you.
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Our Big Greek Family: Solo Travel with Backroads

We were 19 strangers meeting for the first time at the airport in Heraklion, Crete. We all had a common passion for cycling, hiking, seeing the world, and eating great food. Our easily identifiable Backroads jerseys came in handy while we were waiting for each other's arrivals.
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The Story Behind the South Africa & Botswana Backroads Video

The moment we stepped out of the vans, we were absolutely swarmed with smiling, laughing and shouting children. Dani, one of the Backroads Trip Leaders, originally from Spain and one of the friendliest people I’ve ever met, swam through the sea of children to get to me and said, “Hey man, you’ve got to fly the drone, the kids will LOVE it.”
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Three Ways to See the Stars

Today, more and more people are planning their travel not just around the seasons or their schedules, but around the sky. Whether they're stargazing, watching for the Northern Lights or chasing eclipses around the world, these astrotourists are going to infinity and beyond. Here are three stellar (and solar, and lunar) destinations for star-crossed travelers.…
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Got the Facts?

Choosing the Right Tour Company for You Anyone can claim to be "the best," and it's easy for a travel company to wax poetic in its marketing. But delivering on that promise is another thing. You don't want to find out the hard way--mid-vacation--that the travel company you've chosen doesn't meet your expectations. So here…
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