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November 13, 2012 in Gregg's Journal / (0) comments

Nov13
Machu Picchu, Peru

We arrived in Poland fresh off of a Holland and Belgium President’s tour and we were instantly taken aback at the dazzling sights and sounds of this wonderful, new land. Caroline and I made our way into The Hotel Grand Sal’s restaurant to meet, for the first time, our local Trip Leaders Asia and Bibi. We weren’t quite sure what… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

Even high atop the Swiss mountains our family got word that VBT was named third in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, and our cheers likely echoed down into the valleys below us. This great news was quickly followed by a wave of congratulatory emails, texts and phone messages and an overwhelming amount of good wishes for VBT. Though… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

Eleven fifty-nine PM “my” time; 5:39 AM local time, descending into Paris. It was an easy flight except for no, or very little, sleep. But that was okay for I hoped to sleep on the next leg from Paris to Vienna. I was traveling to join many former guests, as well as John Freidin, his partner Kathryn, and Gerry and… Read More

June 27, 2011 in Gregg's Journal / (0) comments

Jun27
Machu Picchu, Peru

Grapes and hops … plums and pears … lemons and corn. For travelers, the local drink – culled, crushed, liquefied, and fermented from these pearls of the land – is as vital to a place’s culture as a plate of Puglia orecchiette pasta or a Slovenian struklji pastry. So we thought it would be fun to raise our glasses to… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

Gregg’s Journal Holland and Belgium Bike & Barge 40th Anniversary Vacation April 18-24, 2011 After an eternity of little tasks that need attention before a week out of the office, I leave Bristol at mid morning for my flight departing from Montreal for Amsterdam, a familiar city after all these years. My first memory of Amsterdam is a post 9-11… Read More

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