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Meet Eileen and Naran: VBT’s Travelers of the Month for October 2013

eileen and naran

Usually we like to highlight some of our frequent travelers in the VBT Traveler of the Month series and check in to see what exciting new adventures they’ve been on. However last week, our friends at Agriturismo Montebelli—one the fabulous accommodations on our Tuscan Coast bicycling vacation—passed along a video of first-time VBT travelers, Eileen C. and Naran B., who took their first active vacation as an anniversary celebration.  Since there’s no better way to hear about a VBT vacation than from our travelers themselves, enjoy this short interview with Eileen and Naran from under an oak tree in Tuscany.

While the video covers the great time they were having on the vacation itself, we thought some of you might like to know Naran on beachhow they decided a VBT vacation was the perfect anniversary present to each other. Here’s what Naran had to say…

…About how they decided to celebrate their anniversary:
With our 30th anniversary approaching, we considered a variety of ways to celebrate, from parties, to gifts, to a number of different types of vacations. I’d heard good things about bike tours, and the more we considered it, the more we liked the idea of seeing some beautiful countryside, out of the crowds, with good food and wine, and getting some fun exercise in the process.

…About how they chose VBT:
We found out about VBT from the retired chairman of my company, who has been on a couple of your tours and highly recommended you. Since we are not much more than novice cyclists the variety of biking skill levels, your customer support services, and the cultural events in your tours made VBT sound like a good fit.

ruins 2…About how they chose which vacation to go on:
The most appealing areas to us seemed to be Italy, Austria or Croatia. We’ve been to the major cities of Italy before, but hadn’t really spent any time in the countryside. The reviews of both your Italian and Croatian tours sounded terrific. In the end, the timing and availability of the Tuscan Coast tour were the final factors.

To learn more about VBT’s Italian vacations please click HERE.