A Backroads bike tour combined with an AMA Waterways Danube cruise
Getting outfitted for the Backroads bike tour in Budapest

A Backroads bike tour combined with an AMA Waterways Danube cruise

We’re zipping along on bikes along the Danube in Budapest and the request, though a joke, wouldn’t have been a bad idea given the heat.

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Enjoying our last night Italy and finding very-hard-to-find bad pizza
Our friend Al Paca at the top of the Monte Baldo Funicular

Enjoying our last night Italy and finding very-hard-to-find bad pizza

Now, I’m determined to enjoy our last night in Italy—and it would be hard not to at the Four Seasons Milan -- considered by those in the know as one of Italy’s top city hotels.

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Riding bikes in the Alps: our Italy adventure moves to Lake Garda
Eileen bike riding in the Alps with Austin Adventures

Riding bikes in the Alps: our Italy adventure moves to Lake Garda

Yes the Alps. We’re out for our Sunday ride in Italy with my friend Ron van Dijk who directs European Operations for Austin Adventures and has been leading bike trips in Europe for more than 30 years

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Water sports, bike riding and bringing home the lobsters in Maine
Andy (L) and Enesi (R) learning the basic of standup paddleboarding in Kennebunkport ME

Water sports, bike riding and bringing home the lobsters in Maine

Food, of course, is a big part of vacation and that’s certainly the case in Maine famous for its no-frills lobster “shacks” where you can get lobster rolls—lobster salad sandwiches typically served on a hot dog bun to restaurants in Portland, about 20 miles from here, known for serving food that have just come from local farms.

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Touring on a bike offers new insights and fun
ABC Boys get ready for bike ride on the National Mall

Touring on a bike offers new insights and fun

it’s worth checking out a bike tour wherever you are visiting with the kids. You can bike along the new beach promenade in Clearwater, Fla., or sample Portland’s famous local eats on a Bites by Bike tour that claims it is the best in the country for cyclists, offering an extensive network of trails.

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