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.
It can be difficult to pack when the weather is unpredictable. Only so many things can be packed into a suitcase before it becomes too much. Frequent travelers know this is a problem. Even if the weather isn’t unpredictable in temperature, it can be unpredictable in the sense of not knowing whether a bad storm is coming or not. While it is challenging to pack for these types of trips, it is not impossible for travelers to pack the right objects and clothing for unpredictable weather.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Travelers are already savvy about keeping trash out of oceans and focused on our rising shorelines. But according to MarineSafe, sunscreen is one of the biggest and permanent polluters to our oceans. The common sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate are toxic to coral reefs and other marine life. The chemicals are shown to cause coral bleaching that ultimately leaves the coral vulnerable to infection and malnourished. Of course, sunscreen isn’t the only source of pollution in our oceans, but is quickly escalating into a crisis.
Now more than ever, technology allows us to stay connected while we’re away. Gone are the days when you leave for a trip and have no access to home. There are numerous tools you can use to monitor your house while you’re on the road.
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.
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