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July 08, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

The summer season marks one of the most beautiful times to visit Italy and we at VBT thought it a great time to celebrate the work of artist and friend, George Rentz. For over 20 years George has been drawing inspiration from still-life photographs and recreating them with water color and oil-based paints, infusing the landscapes with an affecting warmth… Read More

June 27, 2011 in Gregg's Journal / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

Grapes and hops … plums and pears … lemons and corn. For travelers, the local drink – culled, crushed, liquefied, and fermented from these pearls of the land – is as vital to a place’s culture as a plate of Puglia orecchiette pasta or a Slovenian struklji pastry. So we thought it would be fun to raise our glasses to… Read More

June 24, 2011 in France VBT Community / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

Recently Chris Skilling, our Director of Worldwide Product, was inspired by a typical Provencal meal prepared by VBT Trip Leader Vero.  Check out his post below. “Food is my religion!” exclaimed Vero as we discussed the prevalence of processed food. Even in France.  “Never in my home,” she offered up.  We were in her garden, behind her home in Avignon.… Read More

June 03, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

Ty McDonald and Dylan Dann left Brunswick, Maine Monday, May 23 and are en route to San Diego, CA. They are riding to support and raise money for the Kelly Brush Foundation and will be raffling a VBT tour to Tuscany, which a supporter has donated on their behalf, as part of their fund-raising efforts. The Kelly Brush Foundation is… Read More

May 26, 2011 in Italian Recipes Italy Tuscan Recipes / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

There is tremendous pride in the regional offerings of food and beverages in Italy. From north to south, the uniqueness of the climate, soil, and methods of preparation create food and wine that can be found only in that province or region. This is quite apparent when you see the array of cheese, sausage, and especially wine in markets and… Read More


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