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Machu Picchu, Peru

Impressionist art was a movement spawned in the 19th century by a group of French painters that emphasized colors, lighting and the essence of time passage in the works which often featured outdoor landscapes and depicted human movement rather than still portraits—a new artistic concept for the times. French Impressionist painters like Renoir, Sisley and Monet—whose Impression, Sunrise painting of… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

One of the highlights of VBT’s new Cycling Italy’s Middle Ages: Lucca to Pisa​ are the two days spent in and around the town of Montecatini Terme. One of the most famous things to do in Montecatini Terme is visit the town’s spas as it is considered the capital of natural hot springs in Italy. The healing properties of the… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

The geology of the Gulf of Maine makes it an ideal body of water for nurturing an abundance of sea life, as well as a perfect place for farming clams, salmon and oysters. The waters here are colder and more nutrient rich—due to the rugged coastline and Newfoundland current— than you might find more southward along the eastern seaboard, which… Read More

Cadillac Mtn View

Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park and the bustling summer community of Bar Harbor, is known for a dramatic coastal landscape that was carved by glaciers and the powerful ocean which provides the perfect playground for bikers and walkers alike. Travelers on both our popular Maine Coast: Purely Acadia biking tour and our new Coastal Maine: Walking Acadia… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

The Chesapeake Bay is an historical and ecological hotbed on the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. The area is most known for its abundance of shorelines, islands and native seafood—especially blue crab, oysters and clams. The bay was also one of the first areas in the US to be settled and saw a part in both the American Revolutionary… Read More

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