Multi-day cycle tours are a great way to see a destination, whether you are exploring the foothills of the Alps or the rolling hills of rural England. Here are some of the essential pieces of kit you should make sure you take.
First up is water bottles and places to put them. Buy the biggest bottles you can, and fit at least two cages to keep them in. You’re going to need to drink a lot, and you might not be able to fill your bottles that often.
Another basic is a good pair of padded shorts. You might get away with gym gear on a short commute, but riding for hours over multiple days will take its toll on your body without the right gear.
You’re also going to need a puncture repair kit and spare inner tubes. The further away from civilization you are going, the more important it is to have a kit and know how to use it.
A rain jacket is another essential and these versatile pieces pack down small for easy transportation. Depending how long you travel for, you will also need to attach panniers and other bags to your bike. Most cycle tourers eschew backpacks as they are likely to become uncomfortable on longer trips, and letting your bike take the strain is a good idea. Add rear panniers first and then consider a handlebar bag or a saddle bag if you need more space.
Between indulgent holiday food, visiting friends and family and skipping the gym to stay cozy at home, the holiday season can wreak havoc on your diet. By all means, enjoy that Christmas cookie and pumpkin pie, but before you go back for your second or third slice, consider adding these foods into your diet during the holiday season to avoid burnout.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Streets lined with festive holiday lights and decorations is a tell-tale sign the holidays are right around the corner. My favorite holiday tradition is going to Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and driving through the Holiday Light Show. My family and I have gone pretty much every year since I was a little girl.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is here! Anyone who follows the cruise industry can tell you the timeline between when a ship is announced to when it is open for passengers is a lengthy one, taking years and spanning different milestones. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Encore, recently passed another major milestone when it departed Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to sail toward its next destination, through to its recent christening and subsequent sailings.