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January 2015 Cycle California!

Love: Riding along the Loire

By Martha Kendall

Ever since I wrote a report in 10th grade about the chateau at Chenonceau, I've wanted to see it. Fifty years later, my husband Joe and I had the opportunity to do that as part of a 600-mile ride across France.

We are musicians who played traditional American folk music in July at a 10-day international cultural festival in Gannat, France. After the last concert, we tossed our band costumes and fiddles into our panniers. Then we cycled toward the Loire River Valley, famous for its chateaus.

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Rolling around the Black Hills

By Howard Shafer

The Black Hills of South Dakota offer spectacular riding and during a recent September, my wife and I rode there. We used Hill City, S.D. as our base. This pretty little town of about 1,000 inhabitants in the heart of the Black Hills was founded as a mining town in 1876. Today its looks have been updated by a thriving tourist industry.

We browsed several arts and crafts centers and bought earrings and a horse-hair pottery jar from a Sioux artist named Tonkiaishawien Kientunkeah, who went by "Tonki."

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Seeking Adventure? Travel & Adventure Show opens its doors February 7-8, 2015

There's no time like the beginning of the year to think about and start planning how you’re going to spend your vacation time. On the first weekend in February, the 7-8, the Travel and Adventure Show makes its annual appearance at the Santa Clara Convention Center. According to the John Golicz, CEO of Unicom, the company that produces the travel show at venues across the country, 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for travel.

In a recent interview, Golicz talked about some of the travel trends that 2015 holds:

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