To look or to live….

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I love to travel.  As I look back on my life I see my trips, be they months long or just a few days, as sign posts in a sea of time. I can easily recall the distinct smell of spring in the South of France in 1997 when I spent a semester studying in Nice.  The fall of 1998 is forever etched in my mind as the time I discovered the rugged beauty of Costa Rica.  I know exactly what I did in November of 1999 because I had just landed in South Africa. 2000 – 2003 is filled with sweet memories of Asia as I spent those years living in Taiwan and roaming around China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Mongolia and Australia.  While I have trouble recalling last Tuesday, these travel memories fill my past with incredibly vivid markers.  This is why I truly believe that travel is part of a life well lived.

Why Backroads some of you have asked?  It’s the lure of active travel that has me hooked on this incredible company.  A few family members have worked as Guides with Backroads and tell incredible stories of the way groups bond during the journey and how each individual brings something unique and special to a trip.  I’ve spoken with others who have been guests of Backroads and they universally exclaim that it was the best time and money they ever spent.  They felt alive and strong and came home exhilarated and eager to book the next one.  While it’s always wonderful to lay on a beach and rest, sometimes the body needs movement and exertion.  We need to feel connected and alive.

To get your hands dirty and walk  in the side streets and back roads of a new country is to have an intimate and personal experience with it.  Not simply observing the scenery, you become part of it.

If you are ready to plan an unforgettable trip with Backroads call Niche Travel Group at (902) – 407-4567 or email faith@nichetravelgroup.ca

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Hit the Backroads – Salzburg to Munich

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It really does take your breath away.  Winding though sky scraping mountains, through dense forest and limitless natural beauty, suddenly this fairytale castle juts above the trees and drops your jaw.  It is in such an impossible location both in its beauty and remoteness that you have to ask yourself how it ever came to be.  Neuschwanstein Castle in Fussen Germany is one of the places that just beg to be visited, quietly asking you to feel it for yourself.

Built by ‘shy’ King Ludwig II to recluse from the public, this majestic limestone castle is now visited by 1.4 million visitors per year.  It is a remnant of a way of life long gone; an opportunity to step back in time for a moment and experience history now.

“I could not be more satisfied with my first Backroads trip.  This is excellence worth paying for.”  Patricia Smith

Backroads has tailored an incredible 6 day journey from Salzburg to Munich through the Kaiser mountains.  See the stunning hills that inspired Maria to sing in the Sound of Music, boat across Germany’s deepest and cleanest lake and feel the spray of the country’s highest waterfall.  Walk quietly along the rocky ridge that borders Germany and Austria and take Gondolas straight from the valley floor to the upper reaches of the Tyrolean Alps where the air you breathe redefines crispness.  Savor a Michelin-starred German meal then explore the incredible grounds of Neuschwanstein Castle.  It will all feel like a dream capped perfectly with a visit to the festive biergartens in Munich.

Full trip details here:  Backroads Salzburg to Munich

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If this calls to you then call us and start dreaming. It’s common for our guests to book up to a year before departure so there’s plenty of time to read up and get ready for a vacation of a lifetime!

6 days / 5 nights.  Sunday to Friday, June to September.  Starting at US $4,998 per person *double occupancy.  All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners included.

To book or discuss, call Niche Travel Group at (902)407-4567 or email Faith@nichetravelgroup.ca  Niche Travel Group

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