Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Backroads



Backroads operates hiking, biking, kayaking and other active travel trips around the globe.  I have taken Backroads biking trips to the Loire Valley of France and the low country of the USA, and two Backroads hiking trips in Italy.

Backroads is going to use this photo from my 2010 hiking trip in Cinque Terre and the Chianti region of Tuscany in their 2014 hiking catalog.  Pretty cool, don't you think?

Backroads trips are superb in every way.  Exercise.  Scenery.  Places to stay.  Food and wine (like this picnic lunch).  Hosts and fellow guests.  I am thinking that my 2014 might include a Backroads hike on the Amalfi Coast.

30 comments:

Birdman said...

Reminds me of cross-country ski trips we took with small bottles of peach brandy.

Kate said...

A great marketing photo for backroads. You certainly are an energetic traveler. Now I have to google Backroads to see their trips.

Kate said...

Checked their website and the Cuba Trip looks pretty interesting.

Ed said...

Congratulations. It' nice to get this well-deserved recognition. It sounds like a great organization for planning one's vacations.

brattcat said...

very cool.

JM said...

The composition is excellent and that table is so inviting!

Mo said...

What a feast

Luis Gomez said...

Great shot Jack! Glad they are using it. Congratulations.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Tres, tres cool Jack, bravo! It's the perfect shot to advertise the Cinque Terre walk..something I've wanted to do for such a long time.

Malyss said...

Congratulations! Your picture is a perfect sum-up of local gastronomy!

Lynette said...

Outta sight cool, Jack! Congratulations!

Lowell said...

Good lord that's a great photo and perfect for Backroads! Congrats! I'd go hiking just for the food!

Re your question: I have no idea. Just keep going day by day! :-)

Sharon said...

Congratulations Jack. That's a great photo and anyone looking for a fun trip would be enticed by it. Hiking the Amalfi Coast will require some strenuous hiking I'm sure.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Congratulations on Backroads using your photo for their brochure.

Julie and I have entered the photo contest of the tour company we have used a bunch of times, and we have never won, but they keep using our photos, including one of mine for the cover of their brochure.

Some of the roads in the Amalfi Coast are of a width more suitable for walking than driving.

Halcyon said...

Wow, Jack! I had no idea you loved to bike. This is a great photo and definitely catalogue wothy. :)

Sharon said...

I forgot to mention earlier when I commented that no, there is no cow skull at my house. I do have a string of chilies hanging on the porch. I will admit that there was a cow skull in my past. When I lived in Mesa years ago, I had one hanging over the fireplace. It was a truly southwestern style house so it fit in quite well.

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, I can see why Backroads wants to use your terrific, mouth watering photo for their brochures. Congratulations. Bike touring is great fun, and it does peak the appetite.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, congratulations, Jack!! I, too, can easily understand Backroads choice!! Mouthwatering it is! I'm thrilled for you!! And, of course, I envy you having another hike on the Amalfi Coast!!

VP said...

As a citizen of Naples you must be proud! My compliments for the beautiful image and the delicious food...

Karl Demetz said...

Congratulations Jack, that's fantastic, isn't it?
This table is very inviting.

RedPat said...

That is a fabulous pic, Jack! Worth the hike to get to that feast!!

Stefan Jansson said...

Very cool indeed. I want to go on that tour now.

cieldequimper said...

Félicitations.
The problem is that now I'm hungry all over again just after dinner.

Kay said...

Oh, my goodness! That table is an irresistible advertisement. My idea of a perfect meal. It's outstanding - congratulations! (Have they offered a discount on your next trip in payment for the photo?)

I was recently contacted by a book author to use one/some of my photos. I won't get excited until the (free-I get the book)deal is clinched.

William Kendall said...

What a gorgeous view! And what a meal!

Randy said...

Now that's my kind of lunch.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Congratulations, Jack! That is a memorable photo and now it will be published. The trips sound fabulous and right down my alley. Perhaps the biking would be less dangerous than the streets of Paris?

Love this shot and I bet that it was delicious, too!

Bises,
Genie

Andy said...

Congratulations on your photo being used in the hiking catalog. That meal spread looks better than what I eat at home.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool, Jack. I can see why they like it!

CaT said...

its almost midnight but this makes me hungry again!!!