The only way to really feel immersed in a new location is through hands-on exploration. While hoofing it on foot is always a great way to get a lay of the land, cycling is a lot faster and can cover far more ground in less time.
Explore these top five cities for cycling to see even more highlights in one day.
A list about cycling wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Amsterdam. Famous for the easily bike-able streets and near 50/50 bike-to-car ratio, Amsterdam is a peddlers’ paradise. The capital of the Netherlands is known as the bicycle capital of the world. Expect tourists and locals alike traveling to and fro on bikes, when not on foot.
Denmark’s capital and another top cycling destination, Copenhagen is a city of cycling exploration. See the sights from the iconic Tivoli Gardens and “The Little Mermaid” stature to Amalienborg. Expect cyclers along every path in the city with bike-parking galore.
The old-world charm of Montreal’s varied European-style streets offers cyclers easy paths through the innerworkings of the city. Explore Old Montreal and get from top attractions like Notre-Dame Basilica and Mount Royal in half the time it would take to walk.
Between Berlin’s stunning architectural landmarks by day and vibrant club scene at night, you’re going to want to save your steps for the dance floor. Bike around the German capital’s easy city streets with wide paths, even in the more touristy areas.
The easily traversed capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires is a densely populated city with a beach coastline and plenty of green spaces. You’re going to want a bike to get you from one corner of the city to the next. See the high-rises and bright lights of downtown, or ride along the coastline — either way, the cycle-friendly streets and trails will lead you to something fun.
My husband and I enjoyed an impromptu Saturday dinner at The Farm & Fisherman Tavern & Market recently. Located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the restaurant specializes in seasonal farm-to-table dining. There is a second location in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
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.
Among the myriad concerns the everyday traveler may have when approaching any trip, safety and security are most likely the most important, but protecting yourself from both bodily harm and petty theft can distract you from the real reason for your travel: to escape daily life and immerse yourself in another culture. Therefore, it makes sense to invest in travel accessories that can perform multiple functions, like carrying your gear while also protecting it with state-of-the-art security features.
Los Angeles is a sunny city with beautiful beaches. One could argue L.A. is the “New York of the West,” as the city is culturally diverse and has a strong financial and cultural influence on the country as a whole. It is also a much-sought-after destination among travelers for its beaches and the fame associated with the city.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Navajo Nation is an area of land in the southwestern United States. Covering about 27,000 square miles, the region in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah currently makes up the largest area of land retained by a tribe within the United States. Home to the Navajo people, the area boasts monuments, parks, markets, trails and historic sites.