Author Archive for Andy Levine

6 unusual animals you'll find on the Galapagos Islands

6 unusual animals you’ll find on the Galapagos Islands

There are places you travel to because you’ve had friends tell you about them. There are places you travel to because you just want to. There are places you travel to because they’re on everyone’s bucket list. And finally, there are places that you travel to because they fit all of the above. One such […]

5 things to do when visiting Lake Como

5 things to do when visiting Lake Como

On my most recent trip to Italy, I found myself on the stunning shores of Lake Como. Often overshadowed by its large celebrity following (featured vacation getaway of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and more), Lake Como offers so much more than its high celebrity status. If you find yourself in this heavenly sanctuary, here are […]

Top 5 Italian wineries that include delicious food pairings

Top 5 Italian wineries that include delicious food pairings

The only thing better than a tasting of good, complex wines, is paring it with perfectly matched, delectable cuisine. Add in a scenic backdrop of rolling vineyards, blue skies, and charming hilltop villages and you have one incredibly enjoyable day on your hands. It’s no wonder why I love to include tasting lunches on several […]

8 mouth-watering French desserts

8 mouth-watering French desserts

It’s no secret that I have an affinity for France and its culture.  Having spent a significant portion of my life in France, and mastering the French language, only solidifies my favoritism.  One thing which I have found the French done exceptionally well is mastering the culinary arts beautifully.  From their breads to their meals […]

7 amazing picnic spots

7 amazing picnic spots

I’ve found that in life, efficiency and health are keys to a happy (not to mention productive) existence. This plays perfectly into my role as a cyclist and CEO. Between meetings, deadlines, training rides and other traveling obligations, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. This is why I’m a huge advocate for […]

8 US destinations for active travelers

8 US destinations for active travelers

When choosing a vacation destination, I tend to look for a place that is alive with activity. Athletes are very focused on fitness, and I am no different.  This is why, when I travel, I make sure I’m able to squeeze some much needed exercise into the holiday.  These are what I consider to be […]

7 of the most cyclist-friendly luxury hotels in the world

7 of the most cyclist-friendly luxury hotels in the world

As an avid cyclist, I love my bike, and I spend a significant amount of time with it. I love traveling to places with amazing rides and cyclist friendly accommodations. There’s nothing better to me than finding a hotel in an exotic location that caters to my cycling frame of mind and offers fantastic riding […]

7 of the best places in the world to drink wine

7 of the best places in the world to drink wine

When travelling, it is always important to never forget to stop and smell the flowers. Or as I prefer – taste the wine! An incredible benefit of my job is that I am able to travel the world, experience different cultures, taste delicious foods, and savor some of the world’s finest wine. If you’re a […]

5 of the most scenic car-free bike paths in Europe

5 of the most scenic car-free bike paths in Europe

Cycling is considered one of the best ways to experience a new place. You’re out and about, you can enjoy the fresh air and you get to see all the sights. That being said, not all bike routes are created equal. For the less experienced cyclist, avoiding traffic is always a plus. Here are the […]

The 5 most incredible hotels in Latin America

The 5 most incredible hotels in Latin America

If you are looking for an amazing hotel experience, somewhere you can unwind after a bike ride through the vineyards of Mendoza after or a day of snorkeling off the shores of Costa Rica, these hotels offer one-of-a-kind experiences, tranquil and inviting grounds and the opportunity to feel right at home in the amazing towns […]

Top 5 coastal bike rides in Europe

Top 5 coastal bike rides in Europe

There is something special about biking along the coast. Maybe it is the refreshing salty breeze keeping you cool, the sunlight sparkling like diamonds on the vast blue sea, or the possibility of a refreshing dip when the ride is done. Europe has the most gorgeous biking locations in world, and this includes some fantastic […]

Top 4 bike tour destinations for beginner cyclists

Top 4 bike tour destinations for beginner cyclists

Allow me to debunk a common myth: you do not have to be an avid cyclist to have an amazing and unforgettable time on a cycling vacation. To travel by bike is to take in your surroundings at your own pace, stop to taste the grapes right off the a vine in Tuscany, or navigate […]

Top 5 Autumn harvests

Top 5 Autumn harvests

The softening of the sun and changing of the leaves marks the beginning of the perfect season to get away and experience local traditions. With many cities throughout Europe taking the time to celebrate their harvest, travelers are given a unique opportunity to interact with locals from the entire region. Our list of the top […]

Top 10 cycle rides in Europe

Top 10 cycle rides in Europe

I thought I’d take a few minutes to share some of my favorite rides that I’ve experienced recently. And although I may be revealing some secrets by rating these as my top 10, nothing quite compares to actually riding these routes and experiencing them yourself. So while I may be divulging the ‘where’ and some […]

Top 4 places to visit in the Calchaquí Valley of Argentina

Top 4 places to visit in the Calchaquí Valley of Argentina

From the mountains of the Andes to the deserts of the north, Argentina is truly a majestic place.  But the most awe-inspiring landscapes I’ve been privy to witness are found in the northwest corner, near the Bolivian border. Here in the Calchaquí Valley you feel as if you have entered a surreal, almost other-worldly realm, far […]

Cycling in Cinque Terre

Cycling in Cinque Terre

The morning sun rises from behind the mountains and casts its light on the seaside terrace where a delicious breakfast spread awaits you. A group of cyclists assemble around the espresso machine as it whirs to life. You begin your day once everyone is fed, caffeinated, and ready to go. Unlike yesterday, when you conquered […]

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