Blog Category: Tripsite Traveler

A Bike & Boat Tour in Poland’s Lake District: the Young, the Old, and the New

October 3, 2016

By: Mary Z.About a year ago, we had a request come in for a bike and boat tour in Poland. Somebody had talked with somebody who had heard that there was such a tour. We searched... and we found it. Not a tour on the Baltic Sea as you would expect, but an obscure tour, undiscovered by most, in the Masurian Lake District. Over 15% of the area is covered by water and another 30% by forest. There are 2000 lakes, many interconnected, so a perfect place for a bike and boat tour and our first on lakes. Read More

Tripsite Traveler: Wendy Savage

September 16, 2016

Snapshot Stories: The Bike and Barge Tulip Tour through HollandAre you planning your next travel adventure to the Netherlands and trying to figure out the best way to experience this beautiful country? Consider the Bike and Barge Tulip Tour. Each day, as you travel by bicycle in and around this country, a significant and unique story unfolds. Read More

Tripsite Traveler: Pedals, Petals, and Pastimes with Peg Cass

August 9, 2016 • 1 Comment

Thirty-four years ago, in my mid-twenties, I led a group of Rutgers University students on a 12-day bicycle tour of the Netherlands. Read More

Ani & Ika: First Bike & Barge

July 7, 2016

We recently had the chance to chat with our friends and colleagues, Ani & Ika, after their recent trip to the Netherlands on their first bike & barge trip. Here is what they had to say...Tell us a little about yourselves. Our names are Ani and Ika. We are siblings, living in the Republic of Georgia. We love traveling and exploring different places. We often travel in Georgia, exploring beautiful nature with a couple of our friends and having picnics. Read More

Macedonia - Europe’s Best Kept Secret

June 17, 2016 • 2 Comments

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? For those who are searching for culinary experiences, the wine and food is world renowned and award-winning. Prices here are among the lowest in Europe so travelers on a shoestring, take heart. Read More

Tripsite Traveler - Tulip Tour with Nancy Arehart

May 24, 2016 • 7 Comments

I recently retired from a 38yr long career in Information Technology (yes, I started with punch cards). It was a great career, but it is now time to take my travel and hobbies more seriously!I live in Raleigh, North Carolina with my husband Kurt and part-time son, Coleman (he just finished his freshman year William Peace University and is home for the summer). Our older son, Tyler, lives and works in Seattle. Read More

Bike and Barge on the Mosel River.

Tripsite Traveler: Elizabeth Correll

May 4, 2016 • 4 Comments

Tripsite Traveler, Elizabeth Correll, Dreams and Goes!My name is Elizabeth Correll. If my family were on a game show and had to name my two favorite things, they would have no problem answering. Travel and bicycling. You can imagine my delight when I discovered three years ago that the two can be combined on amazing tours through Now, I am not speaking of one of those road warrior, daily long distance, and need for speed experiences. Read More

Mary in Guatemala

The Receptive (and Responsible) Traveler

April 25, 2016 • 1 Comment

You have heard it a thousand times, in a thousand ways, and so have I. What if we could change the world one word, one song, one smile at a time?But how about a twist? What if the world could change me, change us one journey at a time? What if each time we ventured out, we not only made a positive difference but let ourselves become different? Typical road in Burma. Photo by Hennie Those within the travel industry and tourists themselves are using the term "responsible tourism" more and more. Read More

Bolzano view

Tripsite Traveler: Cheri Emahiser

February 22, 2016 • 3 Comments

Bolzano - Mantova - VeniceArrival in Bologna My husband and I might have chosen to fly into Venice or Innsbruck, Austria, but landing in Bologna was the perfect decision! In Bologna we experienced Aperitivo; Italy’s version of Happy Hour. The idea is not to fill up on the abundant tasty free bites. Before we realized it was unnecessary to order from the menu, our prosciutto and bresaola, savory pastries and fresh mozzarella arrived. Read More

Hennie poses by some grapes

Tripsite Traveler: Bordeaux

February 5, 2016

For those of you that do not know me…I’m Hennie van den Hengel, one of the founders of Tripsite, born and raised in Holland (the Netherlands) and I’m sure that’s where my love for biking came from. Biking is a part of life in Holland and I could bike from the time I was wee little and have biked ever since (quite a few years by now). I went to Bordeaux because this year we offer a new boat and bike tour in the region. Read More