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May 12, 2011 in Culinary France / (0) comments

May12
Machu Picchu, Peru

If anyone knows crepes, it’s VBT Burgundy Trip Leader Sophie. After all, one cannot grow up in western France, between Burgundy and the Loire Valley, without loving this distinctly French culinary specialty. In fact, she considers crepes her “comfort food.” As a child in the village of Chateaubriant, she helped prepare various savory and sweet fillings for her mother’s delicate… 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

April 21, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Apr21
Machu Picchu, Peru

With popular Trip Leader Pascal, you’ve got “a new friend in a small country called France.” Living in an area steeped in history is second nature to Pascal, who was born and raised in the “City of Popes”—Avignon, France. Here, in the heart of Provence, Pascal grew up with his three brothers, spending most of his days outdoors, even in… Read More

April 07, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Apr07
Machu Picchu, Peru

  Dear Traveler, A very good friend of all of us here at VBT, and of many of our travelers over the past 32 years, is retiring in May. His name is Gerry Slager, and his approaching retirement is the one reason that all of us have been dreading the arrival of spring this year, even after enduring such a… Read More

April 04, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Apr04
Machu Picchu, Peru

Italy—“Andiamo!” (“Let’s go!”) That command in his native Italian sums up Paolo’s exuberant approach not only to travel, but to life. Never one to sit in front of the television, Paolo has always had a passion for being active outdoors. Growing up in Venice, he spent a lot of time on his bicycle and enjoying his close-knit family. When he… Read More

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