More Than Travel: Looking back…and forward!

May 20, 2015

On March 26, right before leaving on a two week tour, I posted my first blog entry in More than Travel, and began with this quote:"Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." - Mary Ritter Beard I traveled in three different countries each vastly different than the other. Read More


Photo Friday: Hennie and Jan

Hennie • May 15, 2015

This week's Photo Friday features photos taken by Tripsite's own Hennie and her husband Jan from their latest trip to Holland on our 5 Day Tulip Tour!Looking out over the waters at the windmills near Zaanse Schans, an outdoor museum and shopping center. Zaanse Schans Tulips are in full bloom everywhere you look! A beautiful traditional Dutch windmill. Jan posing for a picture with a friendly highland cow in Kennemer Dunes National Park. The shopping center at Zaanse Schans. Waiting for a Read More


Clown art seen while on bike tour in Switzerland.

Photo Friday: Maureen Lin

May 8, 2015 • 2

For some people "the love of biking" may not be the main reason they choose to go on a bike tour. Some people find enjoyment in exploring foreign lands and cultures, searching for the most delectable ethnic food, or crossing one more thing off their bucket list. Read More


Travel Tips with Robert Zang

Apr 28, 2015 • 1

I recently had the opportunity to connect with a longtime friend of Tripsite, Robert Zang. When I say, "longtime" and "friend", I don't use the words lightly. Robert has been on 10 trips with us over the years, and has become much more than just a client. Here at Tripsite, it is not unusual for us to know clients by name and travel history and we pride ourselves in that.Now, when I say connect, I mean we exchanged hand-written letters back and forth. Read More


Monthly Photo Contest: April

Apr 28, 2015

We are excited to announce Beth Dennard as our Monthly Photo Contest winner for April! Beth recently went on our Tulip Tour- 4 Day Netherlands Bike + Barge Tour and had a wonderful time biking and experiencing the tulips in full bloom!If you have already or are going to be traveling with us in 2015, feel free to submitt your travel photos to photocontest@tripsite.com for a chance to win €250 in trip credit! Read More


Coming Soon: Magnifique II

Apr 23, 2015

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new premium barge, the MAGNIFIQUE II.The new vessel will be a sister ship of the MAGNIFIQUE and will be launched in the Spring of 2016 to accommodate bike and barge tour travelers sailing the waters of Holland and Belgium. Read More


More Than Travel: The Final Days

Apr 17, 2015 • 1

A fun group photo.I arrived in Frankfurt from Thessaloniki, Greece, and was in immediate culture shock. Stepping out of the train station after a short ride from the airport, I entered a cityscape of skyscrapers! When traveling, it is always hard for me to transition from quaint villages to a large city. Read More


More Than Travel: Greece

Apr 7, 2015

I arrived in Greece last Wednesday, crossing the border from Bulgaria, leaving lingering winter to enter emerging spring.It is now Monday, our last cycling day. It was also the first day of rain. Helios, Greek God of the Sun, has been pleased with us! We are a group of five. Four Canadians, consisting of a married couple and two men, all friends, our attentive Bulgarian driver and support, and me. Four cycling comrades. Bill and Norma. Read More


More Than Travel: Eyes Wide Open

Mar 31, 2015

I arrived in the rain to Bulgaria's capital of Sofia and to be honest, drab was my first impression but not just because of the dreary overcast. The skyline I saw as we skirted the city was of a Soviet influenced gray and I thought of stereotypical communist austerity and uniformity. Once downtown, walking the damp streets in a light drizzle, I was surprised by the splashes of color and vibrancy. Read More


More Than Travel

Mar 26, 2015 • 2

"Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." - Mary Ritter Beard Mary's Blog When I was just a kid, I heard about my cousin's studies in Spain. I was only 7 or so and knew that I too wanted to travel. The next best thing is pretending, no? So I had this area over our back hill that I called Spain. We would all travel to Spain over many years. Read More


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