For diehard ice hockey fans, the Stanley Cup Finals are the pinnacle of all Canadian and American sporting events. Ask any serious hockey fan what it means to them and he or she will probably tell you that they’d give anything to watch the finals. First commissioned in 1892, the Stanley Cup went through several transformations before being officially adopted by the NHL. In its glorious century old history, the finals have produced a number of great players and memorable moments that will stay at the forefront of generations to come.
Really great moments in sporting events do not come every day. They are not made, but happen spontaneously and leave a lasting impression on a spectator’s mind. And they can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Without further delay, here are Roadtrips’ 5 absolutely great moments in the history of the Stanley Cup Finals: Continue reading →
With an unusually active winter just wrapping up, not many of us want to start thinking of the next one already.Â But since next winter happens to be a Winter Games year, you can never start too early!
The 2014 Winter Games will be hosted in the beautiful city of Sochi, Russia.Â Before you start shivering, keep in mind that Sochi is actually a resort city on the Black Sea and has a much milder winter climate than most of us associate with Russia.Â Sochi also has a lot to see and do besides watching the various Olympic events.Â Here are some exciting things to see as a tourist in Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games.
No list of what to see in Sochi would be complete without mentioning the venues.Â The Olympic Park, known as the Coastal Cluster, is near the Black Sea and will connect all the coastal Olympic venues to each other.Â They are all within walking distance from another, and include the venues for ice hockey, curling, speed skating and figure skating.
Five Winter Games venues will be situated in the Caucasus Mountains in the Krasnaya Polyana ski resort area.Â This area is also called the Mountain Cluster and all of the outdoor venues are located here.Â They include skiing, snowboarding, luge, skeleton, bobsleigh and biathlon. Continue reading →
The 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro is going to be an experience to remember, especially if you take advantage of a premium travel package from Roadtrips.Â Brazil is festive and energetic all on its own, but when you throw in one of the worldâ€™s biggest sporting events the results should be unimaginable.
Of course, if youâ€™ve never been to Rio de Janeiro or a World Cup event before, there are some important tips you should follow:Â Continue reading →
The international party that will be the 2014 World Cup is fast approaching, and if youâ€™re thinking of going youâ€™ll have to start working out the details very soon.Â One important aspect of a World Cup trip is where youâ€™re going to stay while in Rio de Janeiro.Â Naturally, a city like Rio has many different hotels to choose from, including world-class luxury hotels.Â Here are some of our favourites.Â Continue reading →
With only 8 teams left in the running for Europe’s greatest soccer prize, the excitement continues to build as the Champions League final is just a couple of months away. On May 25th, 300 million people in 70 different countries will be watching on their TV sets. They’ll collectively hold their breath, bite their nails, and cry out with anticipation and joy, while they take in every exciting minute. A lucky 90,000 will be inside Wembley Stadium, watching history unfold live in front of their eyes. Of these 90,000 fans, there will be a countless number of different experiences.
Some fans will come from thousands of miles away, perhaps from Australia or North America, eager to experience live European Football for the first time. Some will come from just around the corner, unwilling to miss a major worldwide sporting event that’s happening in their backyard. Continue reading →
Soccer is one of the most popular sports across the globe and there are many diehard fans that would go to the ends of the earth in support of their favorite team. For a soccer fan there are few matches greater than those that will be played at the World Cup.
While soccer may not be the most popular game in North America, it is steadily gaining popularity. The World Cup is the largest tournament that is followed by people all around the globe, and many North Americans will travel to Brazil in 2014 for the next tournament. Here are some little-known World Cup facts to get you into the soccer spirit for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil!Continue reading →
Roadtrips specializes in sports travel. We offer customized packages and provide top-notch accommodations, access to exclusive red carpet events and elite private events, as well as concierge services.
Each trip is tailor-made just for you to provide you with the ideal sports travel experience. So, if you are looking for the perfect World Cup 2014 trip, you’ve come to the right place. Only Roadtrips can create the ultimate World Cup Package that will allow you to experience the beauty and excitement of Rio de Janeiro and the thrill of great soccer matches. Continue reading →
Finding great food experiences is one of the key elements to most peopleâ€™s travel. Everyone has different tastes and varying levels of adventure in their palette, but more and more food can be a primary driver in destination decisions. Great food can go a long way to making a great holiday. Iâ€™m no different. I look forward to exploring the food culture of the places we go and I love seeking out favorite restaurants and making recommendations to our guests, friends and staff.
Rio De Janeiro has a vibrant and quickly growing restaurant scene. There is a lot of money here and where there is money, good restaurateurs follow. As of my travels to Rio to date, hereâ€™s my best of Rio favorites (alphabetically). Continue reading →
Rio De Janeiro is an amazing place that is used to attracting huge crowds. During this yearâ€™s Carnival the world once again descended upon the city. Millions filled the streets to engage the festivities or start some of their own. There were, of course, all kinds of VIPs and celebrities including Kim and Kanye, Will Smith and squeeze and many Brazilian actors and athletes unrecognizable to me. Visitors were estimated at more than 500,000+ and who knows where they all stayed. Rio is a world-class destination without a lot of world-class hotels.
As a luxury travel guy with clients that have very high standards, knowing the cityâ€™s accommodation inventory and visiting a lot of hotels is essential. My current trip is the first time that Iâ€™ve stayed in the city without staying in a hotel. Being with my family and here for a month weâ€™ve rented a villa in Joatinga, a hillside enclave just before the southwestern suburb of Barra, where the Summer Games will be headquartered. However, on my other visits, Iâ€™ve sampled some of the cityâ€™s best hotels and on this trip, as with all others, Iâ€™ve spent significant time in each of the cityâ€™s best properties either eating, lounging or being toured around.
With that introduction, hereâ€™s my take on Rioâ€™s best accommodation options. Continue reading →
Going to the Masters – it’s every golf fan’s dream. Year after year, millions watch through their TV screens, wishing they were there. They’re longing to be one of those lucky individuals at hole 12, watching Phil checking the wind and deciding between a P and a 9 iron.
Imagine if you were there…
You’re in Augusta. You can tell because the pink azaleas are already in bloom. Somehow spring arrives earlier in Augusta and you feel like you’ve walked onto a movie set. You’re standing outside your hotel. It’s not exactly a 5-star property because those don’t exist in small town Georgia, but the parking lot is full of luxury cars and you can’t help but be amused at the paradox.Â Continue reading →
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