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Try Oenotourism by Bicycle in Bordeaux

In a nutshell, Oenotourisme is the purpose of traveling that centers around wine. Exploring and enjoying the production of the region plus the cultural heritage that unites it all together is a wine traveler’s dream. With almost 300,000 acres of vineyards and a multitude of wine options, Bordeaux is a top destination. So one might wonder the best way to explore the vast and largest wine growing region of France. The answer is by bicycle.

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Get to the heart of the Douro in Pinhão

As the center of wine production in Portugal, Pinhão offers plenty of experiences to immerse oneself into fully understanding the famed region. Familiarizing oneself with the grapes grown in the locally produced Port wines, learning about the historic production methods and of course sampling some of the Douro’s finest offerings are all included in time spent here. Pinhão is the perfect base for exploring the central Douro Valley and enjoying the region’s highlights.

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Have a Vienna Experience

Vienna, the capital of Austria is one of the most captivating cities of Europe for its culture, architecture, music, art and dining. The beautiful location

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Beyond Wine in the City of Bordeaux

Looking beyond Bordeaux’s wine presence, you can see that the city of Bordeaux is abundant in culture and experiences and offers an internationally cosmopolitan vibe. The many areas throughout the city are vibrant and yet each offers its own unique reasons for visiting.

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How to have a Gastronomic Experience in Madrid

Modern Madrid has hundreds of dining experiences that feature both regional and international cuisine making it a gastronomic destination for both foodies and the typical foreign visitor looking to experience both the sophisticated and the popular dining experiences.

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Secret Lisbon

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. The old cities’ pastel buildings, Roman ruins, Moor Castles, stunning views, the local Atlantic beaches, beautiful weather, fantastic gastronomy, the Fado Houses of the Bairrio District and to top it all off, the active nightlife. As a destination she already has so much to offer. But if you are looking for some of the Lisbon’s “Secret” visits, here are 10 of our top lesser known worth seeing recommendations.

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Celebrate the New Year in Spain

Spain has many rituals that are practiced throughout the country and take New Years Eve very seriously just as they do their Christmas celebrations and post New Years. New Years in Spain is referred to as Noche Vieja, old night and reflects the culture of the Spanish people.

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Top 3 Château to visit in the Loire Valleys “Land of Châteaux”

With upwards of 300 Château scattered throughout the Loire Valley that range in size and style from simple 10th century fortified castles to massive residences, the structures were built for nobility and royalty who were drawn to the area to build their dream residences, during the renaissance. The one commonality between the many châteaux within the central region of the valley is their locations near the rivers of the region.

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Lets Hike the Douro Valley

The valley offers absolutely amazing landscapes and the best way to experience them is hiking through the valleys where for generations terraced staircases were built on a terroir of steep hillsides along the river transforming unusable lands into award winning vineyards.

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Get “Ruin”ed in Budapest

You can easily fill an entire agenda on the many sites in and around the beautiful city of Budapest, but the hidden nightlife is an experience unlike any other in the world.

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Visit South Africa for the Wine

The wet winters and hot dry summers provide a Mediterranean climate, similar to the region of Bordeaux, in France and provides for ample wine production with major vineyards surrounding the city of Cape Town.

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Find Romance in Bordeaux

A gorgeous well maintained medieval city is perfect for couples looking for or celebrating romance to indulge and lose themselves within her boundaries.

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Let’s Go Castle Hopping in Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, a small Portuguese town, approximately 25km (15 miles), within the hills outside of Lisbon is filled with ancient castles and beautiful summer palaces that will take you through Portugal’s history from Ottoman rule in the 8th century to the end of the Portuguese monarchy in the early 1900’s.

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5 Reasons to visit Abu Dhabi in the UAE

The capital of Emirates, Abu Dhabi is a modern city, reflected by skyscrapers throughout the skyline and high end shopping megacenters, but Abu Dhabi also offers parks, traditional gardens and miles and miles of coastline and beaches.

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How to Find Luxury when visiting Egypt

Even during the Greek and Roman Empire, Egypt was the playground of the rich and powerful. So as Egypt has become a modern city, it is not unexpected that it is to this day filled with luxuries and affluence just as it was many thousands of years ago.

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About the Author

Sandee Hughes is a travel advisor and owner of BucketList Travel Advisors. More about Sandee: - She has been involved in the travel industry since 1995 - Passionate about travel and traveling is why she is successful at what she does - Considered Best of the Best of Independent Agency's within the Avoya Travel Network - She has worked with hundreds of happy luxury clients on amazing dream travel experiences - Sandee Specializes in Luxury Travel, River Cruising, Europe and Adventure travel - Having personal relationships with key travel suppliers that she works with, she can offer the best resources to assist her clients - A master problem solver your challenge is her motivation - Sandee is a verified and certified Advisor with the American Society of Travel Agents - An active member of the Cruise Line International Association - An American Express affiliated advisor specialized and providing American Express travel benefits In case you are wondering the answer is no! No, she does not charge a fee for her services. She works for her clients as their advocate with her focus on their best interest

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