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December 15, 2011 in France / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

It was on this day, December 15, that Alexandre Gustave Eiffel came into the world. Born in 1832, “The Magician of Iron” would ultimately be responsible for designing some of the most iconic structures ever made, including his pièce de résistance, La Tour Eiffel. Raised in Dijon, Eiffel left his home in eastern France for Paris in 1852 when he… Read More

December 14, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Whether its lighting candles, decorating trees, or adorning one’s house with paper lanterns, international holiday traditions are as varied as they are ubiquitous at this time of year. Throughout the world, each celebration is generally accompanied by a number of smaller, yet equally notable holiday rituals. Here are just a few of the many ways to celebrate this year. In… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

The Czech Republic is a land of complementary contradictions. It is a young country, only 17 years old, and yet it is steeped in history. Its cities feature an array of modern buildings standing among classical structures, and though Czech is a landlocked nation, the prominence of the Vltava River throughout the country will give visitors a sense that wherever… Read More

December 06, 2011 in Czech Europe More Europe Slovenia Recipes / (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 30, 2011 in Italy / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

The Best Views in Italy VBT travelers love Italy for many reasons ranging from the cuisine, to the chianti, to the cappuccino. As well as for its rich and varied history that has defined civilization itself. The advantage of exploring by bicycle and on foot is the spectacular views we can pause to enjoy. So we offer here some of… Read More

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