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:
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.
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.
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.
Arriving in Tucson, the weather was exactly what I’d expected: clear, dry, and warm. Right there in the parking lot, I shucked off my Northeasterner’s garb faster than you can say frigid Vermont winter and donned shorts and a tee. Heaven! Joshua and I got busy prepping Sojourn’s new fleet of Cannondale bikes for the tour’s start on Sunday afternoon. We were diligent and focused, enough so that we had some late afternoon free time and an opportunity to hop on bikes, giving me my first taste of the vast network of sweet bike paths that criss-cross all over the city of Tucson.
Josh and I raced the setting sun to get in some miles on Sojourn’s new Cannondales