A sojourn is a “temporary stay" or "a period of time spent in a place as a traveler or guest,” according to Webster’s dictionary. As Guest Service Specialist at Sojourn, and a lover of travel and adventure myself, I’ve found myself thinking about the profound poetic implications of how our name, Sojourn, could be interpreted...
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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.Read More
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.Read More
Canada may not be the first country that comes to mind when considering world class wine or significant historical events but a visit to the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario might change that line of thinking. Featuring outstanding wine country accommodations and gourmet regional cuisine, the Niagara region has a decided edge over many of the world’s wine country bicycle tours. The network of bike paths and quiet country roads make the Niagara Wine Country of Ontario, Canada an extraordinary destination for exploration by bicycle.
Nestled between two of the five Great Lakes, the Niagara Peninsula was settled by Loyalists fleeing north during the American Revolution. The most visible evidence of British influence can be seen in the gardens, architecture and pubs of Niagara-on-the-Lake, often called the prettiest town in Canada. Its charming main street is lined with unique shops, tasting rooms and restaurants.Read More
Travel by bicycle with Sojourn on a bicycle tour of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, off the coast of Massachusetts, and indulge in the finest culinary experience in the Islands. Featured last month in bon appétit, the Beach Plum Restaurant has quickly become a Sojourn guest favorite.
Tucked away in a quiet corner on Martha’s Vineyard Island and surrounded by farmland, the restaurant is one of the best kept secrets for upscale farm to table dining in Massachusetts. Featuring fresh products from the sea, neighboring farms, and nearby specialty producers, Chef Chris Fischer, a 12th generation islander, has quietly transported the country chic Beach Plum Restaurant into the finest foodie destination on the Island.Read More