Venture into the unknown with the help of expert guides on an REI Adventure Tour. Get active this summer while exploring a few new destinations, including Portugal, Greece, Spain and the Great Smoky Mountains on a summer trek.
This seven-day hike brings active travelers from the old-world streets of Lisbon to the stunning beaches of the Algarve, and back. This trip includes six nights in various hotels along the way and is a three on REI’s difficulty meter. Enjoy the rugged and diverse beauty of Portugal’s cities and coastline with a small group of 4–14 like-minded travelers looking for a bit of adventure.
Visit the stunningly picturesque islands of Greece along a journey through Athens to Santorini, with stops in Naxos and Tinos. This eight-day excursion boasts historic sites, white-washed village homes, endless views of the ocean and quintessential Grecian locales. Also a three on REI’s difficulty level, this trek hosts groups of 4–16.
While this tour name may be a mouthful, it’s actually pretty accessible for moderate hikers. This nine-day journey brings guests through Asturias, along the north coast of Spain, over to Monte del Gozo and Cape Finisterre, to name a few. This stunning hike excursion showcases ancient trails to old-world cathedrals and rugged beauty. Group sizes range 4–14.
On the shorter side, but certainly not lesser, hikers can explore the Great Smoky Mountains on a four-day trek. Visit the iconic Appalachian Train, Civil War Roads and exceptionally beautiful scenic hikes and zip line tours, along with a white-water rafting excursion on the Nantahala River. Also a three on REI’s difficulty level, it hosts 4–12 guests at a time.
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone. With increased attention comes an ever-exploding culinary scene and, despite its size, Alexandria already overflows with excellent options. These five will give you the best representation of the city’s diverse scene.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Picking a destination is perhaps the most important part of planning a trip with your family. If your group includes small children, there are some destinations better suited to your needs than others. Consider these spots for your next trip with the little ones.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Start your day with breakfast at a colorful eatery: Good Morning Mama’s Cafe. Breakfast is served all day and includes tantalizing options like Italian fried biscuits rolled in sugar and cinnamon, and So-Bro chicken, which includes country-fried chicken, home fries, sausage gravy, eggs and a biscuit. You’ll spend less than $15 for most breakfast items.