Category Archives: Tips. Tools.

The Four Types of Family Trips

We recognize that throwing a bunch of children of all ages together isn’t necessarily the best way to travel with your family. That’s why we’ve developed four specific types of family trips. Keep reading to see the differences between them and find out which one is right for your family.
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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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Seven Ways to Stay Active While Traveling

Do you find yourself longing to travel but hesitate because you want to keep up with your daily fitness regimen and overall wellness goals? I completely understand. Travel and staying in shape are often considered contradictory pursuits. You've probably told yourself that vacation equals relaxation and staying in shape equals hard work... right? Now imagine…
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Finding Solitude in Yellowstone & the Tetons

It's no secret that America's National Parks have become increasingly crowded in recent years. In an era that has made travel the new fad, it seems that every worthwhile destination is now at the mercy of floods of visitors. And it doesn't look like it's about to slow down anytime soon! But it doesn't have…
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How Fit Do You Have To Be To Go On A Backroads Trip?

It doesn’t take a pro-level fitness ability to have the time of your life on a Backroads trip! We design our trips with a variety of route options each day so you can meet or even challenge your own expectations of how far you think can go. A Backroads leader shares his tips on how to prepare for maximum power & fun on your next active adventure!
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When a CrossFit Athlete Goes on Vacation

A Backroads trip is unlike any other vacation. As an athlete all my life, and an avid CrossFitter, I want to remain active when I travel: hiking mountains, biking along the coast, kayaking hidden coves and exploring the scenic back roads of the world.
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How to Pack for a Hiking Trip

The world’s most stunning hiking trails, charming streets and cultural sites are begging you to explore them. Obtaining the right gear and trying it out beforehand will definitely help you get them most out of your hiking trip.
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The Ultimate Spin Class Playlist – 2020

A great way to prepare for a Backroads trip is by joining a local spin class, such as SoulCycle, Flywheel or Cyclebar. But what if you want to get that spin class experience on your own? Hop on the bike at your local gym or in your garage and get moving--we've created a spin class playlist just for you!
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Secret to a Longer Life: Bike to Work! (Really)

What if you could increase your chances of living a long and healthy life just by changing the way you get to work? A new study has now revealed that if you trade in your car or bus commute for your bicycle, you could add years to your life! And unlike squeezing in a visit to the gym, commuting is something you have to do so why not make the most of it?
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