Blog Category: Tripsite Traveler

Cruising the canals on the Zwaantje

Tripsite Traveler - Tulip Tour with Nancy Arehart

May 24, 2016 • 9 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 Tripsite.com. 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 • 2 Comments

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


Epic downhill with Lake Garda in the distance

Tripsite Traveler: Emily Peh

January 22, 2016

I had wanted to do a bike tour in Europe for ages—for the beautiful scenery, cool weather, and the exhilaration of the miles rolling by under my wheels. But it was quite terrifying for me for a number of reasons. Firstly, I’m a female traveling alone in a foreign country. Second, I had never actually ridden more than 30 km in one day (though I’m pretty fit and can run and stuff). Finally, I’m a little nervous about riding in traffic alone!So I took a number of precautions. Read More


Haarlem

Tripsite Traveler: Fulton Armstrong

December 22, 2015 • 2 Comments

Southern Tour: Great People, Scenery, Cheese, Beer...and a ZebraDay One: Haarlem shakeout ride Sometimes you have to pinch yourself. Dutch cities like Haarlem are so loaded with history and beauty that they’re almost too perfect. Read More


Tripsite Traveler: Linda Fajen

December 11, 2015 • 3 Comments

Along the Danube - Passau to ViennaLet the Good Times Roll Thank you Tripsite and friends, for a most memorable and enjoyable week on the Danube river. To ride the shores of the iconic Donau, explore the ancient cities, villages, castles and monasteries is to become a part of the surroundings. Bicycling offers ample opportunity to absorb the ambiance and grasp the beauty of this scenic valley. Read More


Michelle and Jedd Chang

Tripsite Traveler: Jedd and Michelle Chang

December 4, 2015

Our Top 5 Discoveries Biking Across Belgium and the NetherlandsThis past summer was the first time my husband and I tried a self-guided bike tour. With plans to be in France for a family wedding, we wanted to take the opportunity to explore more of Europe. We landed on the one-week trip from Bruges to Amsterdam with my parents, Aunt, and Uncle, and we couldn’t be happier with our choice. Here are just five of the many highlights from our trip: 1. Read More


Riding along the cycle path

Tripsite Traveler: Barbara Wahlbrink

November 3, 2015 • 3 Comments

DOLOMITES TO VENICE – A Whale of a Bike and A Charm All Its Own!Day 1 - Bolzano: First Glimpse Ready to begin our first cycling adventure in Europe! Meeting my husband in Milano after his climbing escapades in the French Alps. Read More


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