Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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Traveling, as they say, is all about reveling not only in the beauty of the destination, but also in the journey. At least once in your life, you should experience a holiday based around traveling. It is an instance wherein the travel itself is already a part of your holiday. Below, we will discuss three breaks that constitute the best place to do this.

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Three breaks – You don’t have to join the Tour de France to enjoy cycling in the country – Wikimedia Creative Commons

Three breaks where travel is the adventure

Cycling in France

If you love physical activities, cycling is definitely one of the things that you should try if you ever find yourself in France. This is an eco-friendly way of exploring your chosen destination. With its natural beauty and stunning landscapes, you will surely not regret exploring the country while riding a bike.

When planning a cycling tour of France, one of the most important things that should be done is to carefully plan your route. Think of the attractions that you would like to see and the experiences that you look forward to. The Jarnac tour is one of the most popular routes, which will take you to cognac vineyards and majestic lakes. The La Rochelle to Royan route is also a favorite, which has a stretch of 1,400 kilometers. You can also cycle through Sarlat la Caneda and enjoy the charm of a medieval town. Visit Le Velo Voyager for more information on planning your cycling holiday in France.

Eurail Around Europe

Toledo Spain

Make Toledo, Spain one of your three breaks on a Eurail trip

Train travel can be slow and boring, but not when you are taking the Eurail. Book for a train pass, and you will be able to have a good time seeing some of the best views of the regions. Traveling on a train will let you enjoy a slow-paced life as you take in the beauty of the surroundings.

With Eurail, you will be able to explore 28 countries. This is a practical way to go from one place to another. From snow-peaked mountains to pristine beaches, the train can take you there without having to punch holes in your pocket. Some of the most popular routes include Rome to Florence, Paris to Rome, Madrid to Barcelona, Vienna to Budapest, and Amsterdam to Brussels. From the famed cities to underrated destinations, the Eurail is one of the best ways to discover more of Europe.

New Zealand

Campervanning in New Zealand as one of the three breaks – Wikimedia Creative Commons

Campervanning in New Zealand

When in New Zealand, one of the best ways to explore multiple destinations is to go on a road trip. Hire a campervan and drive through its scenic roads. For sure, you will be stunned with the beauty that will meet your eyes, making it one of the most beautiful drives that you will ever have in your life.

There are several routes that can be taken during your camper van tour. You can take the North Island, which will have Auckland as your starting and end point. You can also head to the south, which will start and end in Christchurch. You can enjoy flexibility in terms of planning. Some of the best places where you can stop include Cathedral Cove, Muriwai Beach, Tauranga, Wellington, Dunedin, Kerikeri, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Te Puna Quarry Park, and Karangahake Gorge. To learn more, visit

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