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stories, discoveries, anecdotes & more from the good life, by bike

Ottawa, Montréal & Québec City: Culture & Cuisine

Canadian Culture & Cuisine

Canada lays only a short drive away from our office in Vermont and is a must visit for any world traveler. Canada is known for its melting pot of culture, from the English-speaking Ottawa to the Francophone nature of Quebec’s Montreal and Quebec City. Festive celebrations, elaborate art galleries, and distinctive cuisine can be found across the country, with each region having its own unique styles and tastes.

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Lobster Trading and Marine Life of Coastal Maine

Lobster Trading and Marine Life of Coastal Maine

Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are quintessentially Maine to their core! These coastal gems have some of the richest histories in the state and are blessed with an abundance of nature’s bounty. Of course, one particular crustacean reigns above all; lobster. There is a reason that no matter where you go or how you cook it, lobsters will always be associated with the state of Maine. About half of the catch of cold-water lobsters in North America is hauled here, as Maine’s rocky coastline provides an ideal habitat for lobster to flourish. Mainers have been trapping lobster since the 1700s, and the patience and fortitude it requires has become woven into the state’s fabric for as long as anyone can remember.

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California’s Sonoma Wine Country and Coast: Hidden Highlights

There is so much to love about northern California, from its bountiful vineyards, rich history, and Pacific coast, to the towering redwoods. This region is truly remarkable with something for everyone, from long rides through the endless scenery of the coast and forests, to enjoying some of the world’s finest wines at lush vineyards.

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Signature Hotels Along the Sojourn Path

Signature Hotels

What inspires you to travel?
More often than not, we hear hotels being close to the top of the list. No wonder why. There is definitely something magical about hotels that make your stay an experience in itself.  Our top guest favorite hotels are often described as such, with luxury accommodations that are designed for you to relax and unwind without a care in the world. These selection of hotels are almost a re-imagination of perfection: the attention to details, the passion in service, and the signature offerings make them one of the highlights of a spectacular getaway. Here is a small sample of some of the heritage properties we visit on our trips:

 

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Tour Leader Series: The Face of Passion and Love: Barb Lougee

Tour Leader Series

Sojourn bike tour guests tell us time and time again that our tour leaders are the best in the business. For those who have yet to travel with Sojourn, our bicycling vacations feature two world-class tour leaders who are truly jacks of all trades.  In addition to ensuring guest safety and enjoyment while on vacation, our tour leaders also make for exceptional travel companions. Needless to say, we take great pride in these ‘curators of fun’ who are not just employees, but rather, like our guests, they are family.

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