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December 06, 2011 in Czech Europe More Europe / (0) comments

Dec06
Machu Picchu, Peru

Yesterday, December 5, was the 220th anniversary of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg Austria, the prolific composer began playing at age three and was writing and performing complete works of music by his fifth year. Influenced by his father, young Mozart spent a good deal of his youth Touring Europe, astonishing audiences… Read More

November 17, 2011 in France Wine / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

If red wine is best enjoyed aged, and always served at room temperature, then Beaujolais Nouveau is the ultimate exception to the rules, and a highly celebrated exception at that! At one minute past midnight, on the third Thursday of November, the wine world erupts in a frenzy to distribute, serve and ultimately enjoy a taste of the new vintage.… Read More

November 14, 2011 in Europe Ireland / (0) comments

Nov14
Machu Picchu, Peru

Quite often the mention of Ireland prompts images of pints, pubs, and a few clever yarns. Yet there is so much more to the small nation, making it one of Europe’s most interesting travel destinations. Rest assured, any visit to the Emerald Isle will warrant taking in a bit of the exuberant nightlife of Cork, Dublin’s renowned museums, and even… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

Often, our most resounding travel memories are born out of happenstance. With the help of outstanding local Trip Leaders, VBT vacations are designed to foster our travelers’ natural inclination to wander and explore, making the occurrence of a delightful chance encounter possible at any bend in the road. VBT travelers, Maryanne and Rich D. were kind enough to lend us… Read More

October 28, 2011 in Recipes Vietnam / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Vietnamese cuisine is often praised for its health benefits as well as its emphasis on fresh, nutritious ingredients. Filled with enlivening chopped vegetables and aromatic spices, Vietnamese soup is great for fall, but easily pleases the palette year-round. On VBT’s Vietnam Bike Tour, we explore Hanoi and northern Vietnamese cuisine, so we thought it appropriate to offer up a Vietnamese classic, Hanoi… Read More

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