The Radar: Choose the Right Bike Tour, Spain’s Perfectly Poured Cider, Overrated Destinations

  • Choosing the right operator can make or break your cycling tour through Europe. Consider these ten research tips when booking your next trip. [Go Nomad]
  • In the principality of Asturias in northern Spain, pouring the perfect cider is not only a necessity, but an art form. Watch the cider-pouring champion of Asturias show you how it’s done.  [Velvet Escape]
  • Chris Guillebeau, author of the book The Art of Non-Conformity,  is on a mission to visit every country in the world and has already checked 151 of 192 off his list. But not all of the places he visited have won him over. Here’s his list of nine overrated tourist destinations accompanied by pleasing alternatives. [The Art of Non-Conformity]

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  1. Lucy
    May 5, 2011, 3:26 am

    I’ve had a couple of dreadful experiences with operators in the Caucasus (being misled over visas, prices mysteriously rising at the last moment…) However I can heartily recommend these guys, as they are much more straight forward and were an absolute boon when planning my itinerary.

  2. Noa
    Gijon, Asturias
    April 30, 2011, 9:36 am

    Fantastic!!! You must go to Asturias, you will love it :)

  3. Tatiana González
    Asturias, Spain
    April 29, 2011, 5:04 am

    Cider: the drink of the Natural Paradise of the Northen Spain, Asturias. Cider and Cheeses a must to discover in this stunning region . Thank´ s to Velvet Escape to show everybody the living art of cider!!!!