Month: February 2014

Traveling in Spain: How Much Spanish Will I Need to Know?

Native English speakers are most certainly lucky when it comes to international travel, as in nearly every corner of the globe, your odds of encountering people who can speak English is fairly good. And the odds are especially good in European countries. That said, many experienced travelers find that 100% English fluency should never be assumed, and many travelers find Spain to be one of the countries in which you’re…

Walk With Pilgrims on the El Camino de Santiago Tour

There are walking tours, and then there are pilgrimages. On our Camino de Santiago walk, you can join in on a historic walk that pilgrims have been traversing since medieval times. You’ll also have the opportunity along the way to meet people from all around the world and stay in one of our very favorite hotels, a converted water mill with a long history. Your trip will begin in Leon,…

Adventurous Eater? Prove it with Guinea Pig in Peru!

Plenty of foodies say they have a taste for the exotic, but on our new tour, you’ll have the option to really test your adventurous foodies spirit, in true Traveler Vs. Food style by sampling a local Peruvian favorite, cuy, which we in the states call guinea pig. Guinea pigs, of course, are neither from guinea nor are they pigs. They’re actually of the rodent family, and originated in the…

What Does “Independent” Mean on My Cycling and Walking Tour?

Here at Breakaway Adventures, we offer several different types of tours. We offer guided walking tours, on which a guide will walk with you and a small group, either from destination to destination or on outings from a single center. But we also offer many independent tours, both independent cycling and independent walking tours. So what exactly does an “independent tour” mean? The first thing to remember is that an…