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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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Staying in Shape This Winter

While we are all still recovering from our Thanksgiving feasts, the holidays are always a reminder of how quickly winter is approaching. Eggnog, fires, and even more special days are on the horizon, and while we cannot wait for the pleasures winter brings, the challenges of staying in peak shape during the darker months is ever present. To help you achieve your goals for the warmer months ahead, we thought we would share our top tips from our leaders to help you stay in riding shape over the winter months.


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From the Desk of Bibi Mukherjee: When the Road Tips Up

From the Desk of Bibi Mukherjee: Just When the Road Tips Up

Ever since we met 27 years ago, Raja and I have adventured across the globe on many active vacations and cycling trips. It’s a delight to discover new destinations, engage with local cultures, taste exotic cuisines and explore sites we only could dream of visiting as children.

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Wildlife Encounters During Sojourn Bike Tours

You may not expect spontaneous wildlife encounters as part of the package when you sign on for a bike tour with Sojourn but that’s all part of the plan. After all, if we shared everything about what you might experience along your ride, it would diminish the adventure.

Given the scenic and off-the-beaten-path cycling routes and other activities including in Sojourn tours, there is always the possibility that one might have an incredible, chance encounter with wildlife – not the dangerous kind but the “wow, that was amazing” kind. As unpredictable as nature can be, it often has a way of surprising you just when you least expect it.

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The Boss On Tour: Arizona Bike Tour Reflections from the Road

OK, not THE Boss, just the Sojourn boss. Sitting in the airport in Tucson, having just spent the past week enjoying our Arizona bike tour with a group of fantastic people from all over the world, I find myself reflecting back on our week together. I’m struck by our conversations, the warm embraces from returning Sojourn friends, and the friendships formed with those new to us.

We are a wide mix of couples and singles from across the US and Canada, and as far away as Norway and Brazil who opted to leave cold dreary weather behind in search of warmer sunnier days. Two lifelong friends living thousands of miles apart chose this as a reunion trip. Some are veteran Sojourn travelers and for others this is their first trip with us.

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