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Alpe d'Huez in 4 hours and 32 minutes flat

Alpe d'Huez is a prolific mountain that most cyclists have on their must-ride list, but how many people have it on their must-walk list. I'm guessing not as many.
A good time from the bottom to the summit of Alpe d’Huez, for a competitive, non-professional cyclist, is just under an hour.  My time from the base to the top was 4:32. Sure that…

Travel Memories: Decorating the Tree

Christmas tree ornaments make great souvenirs and provide an annual tour down memory lane. Happy Holidays and all the best for 2013!
Stephanie is a business controls professional by day, planning her next get away by night. Having traveled through Europe, the USA and the Caribbean, she’s still got a couple …

Finding a Treasure in Alexandria

Sometimes your fondest memories aren't of the things you were most anticipating. Yes, the pyramids were impressive, but my interactions with the people of Alexandria were priceless.
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Souvenir Hunting in Istanbul (not Constantinople)

Three things I learned while souvenir hunting at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.
You know what they say, the first step is admitting that you have a problem. OK, I admit it. I love souvenir hunting.  Yes, it’s a really “touristy” thing to do but I just can’t h…

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