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Mary's love of an active lifestyle was fostered growing up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania where every summer day was a mini-triathlon.

When very young (especially looking back now!), Mary had the opportunity to study in Argentina and at the University of Barcelona culminating in a degree in Spanish and Communications. After a long hiatus of raising children and being a stay-at-home mom, Mary joined her neighbor and good friend, Hennie van den Hengel and the Tripsite family. On more than one occasion she has been known to say that Tripsite should be voted the best place to work in America.

Amalfi Coast - Tyrrhenian Sea - Bike & Boat
Costa Brava - Dali’s Country
Bruges to Amsterdam
Portugal’s Wild Coast
Canal du Midi
Koblenz to Saarburg
The heart of the Tarn River Valley
Halkidiki Peninsula
Poland’s Lake District
Portugal Atlantic Route
Balkan Mountains

Blog Posts by Mary

Choosing the Right Path for Your Camino de Santiago Experience

For cycling and hiking enthusiasts alike, the Camino de Santiago often finds a place on their bucket list. As you start to plan, you might be pleasantly surprised to find not just one or two routes but a multitude to choose from! Cathedral Santiago (Saint James) de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.

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The Best Time to See the Tulips

Tripsite blog post about the best time to see tulips and other flowers bloom in the Netherlands.

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New Travel Possibilities Await Blog - New tours for 2022 - Hike, bike & boat, luxury, e-bike, multi-activity tours

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My Next Bike will be an Electric Bike

I never thought I would say this but my next bike will be an electric bike. Maybe it was a pride thing that fueled my reluctance to even consider trying one. Actually, it was definitely a pride thing.

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The Future of Travel

The world is reemerging. A handful of international destinations have now opened their borders with more to follow. As the number of those vaccinated increases, intrepid travelers celebrate.

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Finding our “New Normal”

As the autumn colors burst forth, then fade, and winter approaches, it is the time of year here at Tripsite that we close out the traditional travel season and anticipate the next. This year, we closed out a season unlike any other. No one traveled.

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Hope for Korah: Empowering a community through hope

On the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, rises a mountain of significant proportions.

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Fit to Ride: Are you ready to tour by bike?

So you are thinking of booking a bike tour...or maybe you just did! Good for you! But...are you ready to tour by bike? This might sound like a ridiculous question, but trust us, it is not.

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Lanzarote, strange island world

I recently returned from a guided bike tour on the island of Lanzarote, Spain. When you are gone almost two weeks, a lot can change. I left this Canarian island of pervading sun and warmth to return to encroaching winter here in the northeast.

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Croatia-the Balkans discovered

Our tired group arrived in Croatia in the early morning, after a 12:30 am transfer from Ohrid to Skopje, and then a flight to Zagreb. We found a breakfast table, set and ready for our arrival. It was a lovely, sun-drenched, and music filled, event at a music school outside of the city.

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Macedonia - Europe’s Best Kept Secret

Magnificent Macedonia! Who knew? After more than a week exploring this emerging destination, I now know. This is an adventure seeker’s paradise! There are biking and hiking trails to be explored, rock faces to climb, and river rafting to exhilarate. How about paragliding over unimaginable vistas?

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