Month: January 2008

Short on Vacation Time?

Aren’t we all wishing we had more time to travel! Even if you don’t have many vacation days left for the year, we offer a “taster” tour-- five-day/four-night versions of some of our more popular walking and cycling tours through France and the Swiss Alps, which typically last from seven to 11 days.The tours, all self-guided or fully-supported independent, include the same level of service, such as well-maintained bikes for…

And Another Aviation Update…

If you’re a frequent flyer like us, limits on the number of flights to an airport makes us cringe a little. So when we heard about new caps on flights to New York City, we were concerned. Although congestion is problem in the skies around New York City and we are all for improvements to air travel, all of our international trips require travelers to fly to major hubs, including…

New for 2008

Yes, 2008 has finally arrived and so have lots of new tours from Breakaway Adventures!New for this year include more than 20 tours from Nepal to South Africa. We won’t go through them all (you can visit our Web site to see the complete list), but some of the highlights include:Back Roads of Provence CyclingLake Como Walk in Italy – Heck, you might even run into George Clooney as you…

Watch out for your batteries…

Concerns that batteries on board planes could overheat and catch fire resulted in new regulations that took effect Jan. 1 for travelers who carry batteries on flights. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, travelers are no longer allowed to pack loose lithium batteries in their checked luggage. Instead, passengers can pack spare batteries in plastic bags or original retail packaging in their checked luggage.Now if you’re wondering about your…

See us on Camera!

Online video is definitely one of the hottest things on the Web these days, so we decided to join the club. New this year on our Web site (and you might find them on YouTube and a few other video sharing sites, too) are video previews of some of our tours.You’ll get an overview of what to expect on our trips, and hear feedback directly from real clients. We’ll also…

Malta, Cyprus Go Euro

Two Mediterranean countries that our tours visit have joined other European countries in adopting the Euro, making it easier for you to travel with a single currency.According to the BBC, they have both been members of the European Union since May 2004, and will be the 14th and 15th members of the eurozone.For more information about the changeover and exchange rates in Malta, visit http://www.euro.gov.mt/ or visit the National Website…