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Machu Picchu, Peru

Most New Englanders have three categories for the Atlantic hard-shell Quahog clam. Little necks, usually eaten on the half-shell with cocktail sauce, or cooked in various ways and served with pasta, are the smallest – usually about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. The next size up are called cherrystones, and they average 2-1/2 inches in diameter. The largest are called quahogs, which… Read More

Worlds Best Award, Travel and Leisure

It’s a huge accomplishment to be ranked among Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best. But to be voted on to the list for four years in a row, and to be named fourth in 2013 out of the hundreds of qualified Tour Operators, is quite an honor for each and every one of our worldwide VBT associates. For the 18th annual… Read More

Gregg and chapin

In 2011, record flooding in Vermont severely damaged the Colchester-South Hero causeway section of the Island Line Trail – a 12.5 mile stretch of rail trail that runs from Burlington to the Champlain Islands open to bicycling, walking and inline skating.  After two years of arduous work and generous support from the community, the trail has reopened along with the Bike… Read More

January 02, 2013 in France VBT Community / (0) comments

Sophie and Bruno TDF 2012

For over a century the Tour de France has been cycling’s most celebrated event. And while biking in France in the renowned race is the ultimate honor for a cyclist, you have to admit, it’s kind of a shame that the bikers zip through some of France’s most amazing landscapes without getting to enjoy the scenery, let alone hop off their… Read More

Gregg and Caroline Marston

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


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