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Backroads adding Portugal bike tour in 2017

Feb 26, 2017
Backroads, a leading active travel company, is now offering a new signature Bike Trip in Portugal, one of Europe’s top destinations.

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Exploring Bodega Bay CA – bike rides, redwoods, great food


Bikes at Bodega Bay Lodge
People come to Bodega Bay to watch the whales, hike among the huge Coast redwoods -- some are 1,000 years old and 250 feet tall like in the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in Guerneville -- and of course, eat. more
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Families up close with African animals – in Sonoma County CA


Kudu at Safari West
Who knew there is the chance to see so many rare endangered African animals right in the middle of Sonoma County, just 75 miles north of San Francisco more
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Discovering the family and foodie side of Sonoma County CA


Love sculpture at Paradise Ridge
Sonoma County CA - Twenty coastal beaches… soaring Coas Redwoods… 11 state parks, 27 historical landmarks… 120 farms open to the public and 12 farmers markets… 400 wineries and more than 500 restaurants committed to bringing you food grown locally. more
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Families love meeting future baseball superstars on Cape Cod


Brewster Whitecaps and young fans
We’re sitting on the grass with several hundred parents and kids on a balmy summer night in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod watching the Falmouth Commodores play the Orleans Firebirds. more
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A Two-Nation Vacation to Roosevelt’s Campobello and Downeast Maine


Lighthouse on Campobello
Campobello is an island off the Maine coast, located in New Brunswick, Canada. Unless you’re a U.S. history buff, you might not know that our longest serving President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, spent countless summers vacationing on this Canadian island. more
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Summer Family Fun in Colorado: The Telluride Bluegrass Festival


Telluride Bluegrass campers
Telluride, Colorado holds a festival almost every weekend throughout the summer. From the film festival, to the mushroom festival, and its renowned fall Blues and Brews festival, I’ve heard it said before…”Telluride pretty much holds a festival for everything.” But the most famous event the town offers is the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. more
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Learning about oceanography – and Titantic – in Woods Hole, MA


Braden Tierney guides our WHOI tour
WOODS HOLE, MA – Do you recognize the name of this small port on Cape Cod? It has something to do with the Titanic, right? more
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Families get up close and with the animals at Busch Gardens in Tampa


Get up close to the park’s collection of animal ambassadors
Welcome to the state-of-the-art Animal Care Center at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida — a unique 16,000-square-foot facility opened a little more than two years ago where visitors can watch how the park’s veterinarians take care of the animals that live here more
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At the Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard with the kiddie farmers


They learn about locally sourced food at a young age on Martha's Vineyard
Kids learning about food at the Farm Institute on Martha's Vineyard, MA. These 180 acres at the edge of Edgartown has been farmed since the first Europeans arrived in the 17th Century and before that by the local Wampanoag. more
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Exploring historic and family-friendly Martha’s Vineyard, MA


Bikes everywhere on Martha's Vineyard
Does a summer night get any better? Not on Martha’s Vineyard at the historic Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown that dates back 123 years. We loved sitting on the rocking chairs on the porch more
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