Category Archives: See It. Do It.

Alaska’s Iditarod: “The Last Great Race”

The Iditarod is one of the most epic dogsledding races in the world, but outside of Alaska, few even know what it is. How long is it? Why is it known as "the last great race"? And do they really race with dogs? As a man who has mushed a few teams myself, I like to start with a brief history, dispel some common misconceptions, and then relate some of my favorite facts about the race.
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Scotland : Land of Music, Myth and Whisky

This is the post I’ve been needing to write for roughly a decade. Why? Because, as a former Glasgow bartender, I’ve spent most of my working life writing lists of “cool Scottish stuff” on napkins for passing tourists. I couldn’t be more excited to give you some bona fide inside knowledge that will bring your Caledonian adventure to life!
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Top 5 Lakes in the Canadian Rockies

The color of the lakes in the Canadian Rockies is unlike anywhere else. Jaw-droppingly turquoise? Yes. Stunning? Any time of the year. And with so many lakes to pick from, there’s no way you can go wrong! That said, the Canadian Rockies are massive, as they span from Banff to Jasper to Kananaskis County, and your time may be short, so read on to hear about the crème de la crème!
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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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The Mysteries of Machu Picchu

It's hard to deny that Machu Picchu is a truly grand feat of engineering, but why was such an impressive structure abandoned? War? Disease? Divine intervention? It remains a mystery - here are the five most likely theories.
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Bryce & Zion Bike Tour Video

Cycle through millions of years of geology in the red rock canyonlands of two iconic National Parks in Utah! Check out our video showcasing Backroads Bryce & Zion Bike Tour.
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Namibia & Zimbabwe Active Safari Video

We're excited to release our very first video to come from our Africa Active Safaris. Our goal in designing these trips was to experience the very best of a classic African Safari - the wildlife, the landscapes, the incredible lodges - and take it to a whole new level with the ACTIVE component Backroads is…
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Italy’s Lake Como & Bellagio Video

Maggiore, Como and Orta could easily steal the title of Great Lakes. Shimmering blue waters set against a stunning alpine backdrop. Majestic palazzos, timeless villas and lovely lakeside towns. And quiet hikes above it all. The views, the flavors, the wines. And every beautiful detail that makes these lakes--great. Check out our Blog Article about…
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