Tag Archive: travel

Peer POV: The Grand Poobah (part 1 / 3)

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Just one week after the finale of the Tour de France on the Champs Élysées in Paris, I was strolling down Main Street in a little seaside town in Eastern Long Island as… Continue reading

La Bellezza di Far Niente

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Imagine you travel over 4,000 miles and literally run into someone you know – in an outdoor café, in a tiny piazza, in a random hillside village. It seems unlikely but this is… Continue reading

Peer POV: Oh So Sonoko!

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I don’t think we knew Sonoko Tanaka’s name for the first two years our work overlapped. It’s a small world out there but somehow if you don’t break the ice right-off-the-bat you just… Continue reading

These Guys, These Effin’ Guys.

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Taking One for the Team. These words could never find a greater embodiment than in the daily role of a soigneur. Talk about taking one for the team. Soigneurs might possibly be the… Continue reading

Le Village Départ

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There’s a place at the Tour de France where you can eat a waffle on a stick, watch a mime (clad in a Tour de France helmet), ride a Penny-farthing, and stand among… Continue reading

Mountain Stage Superfan Culture

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A nun, a tiger, a grumpy baguette, a phallus, and a slutty cop walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, “Hey, aren’t you going to miss the finish?” No mistaking… Continue reading

Pizza, No Pizza

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We might have arrived in Corsica to chase the Tour de France around the island, but who knew that we’d also be chasing pizza. Our first day in Corsica, we drove from the… Continue reading

No Camping, But Hoping For Karaoke With Belgians

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The first time I found out that I would be going to France, I was drinking a margarita in the shower. It was my senior year of college, and I got a phone… Continue reading

He’s Right About One Thing.

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My dad says I work too much and don’t have fun. He’s right about one thing. This very thought spins around my mind as I bounce and bang along the dusty, rough-strewn cobbled… Continue reading