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January 17, 2012 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

Here in America, few of us let a day go by without at least one cup of coffee. Whether it’s part of an early morning routine, a mid-morning break, or an afternoon perk-up, coffee drinking is a common, ritualized facet of American culture. However, for much of the rest of the world, there is another hot beverage, whose history and… Read More

January 13, 2012 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

Each one of our bicycling vacations offers ample opportunity to immerse oneself in the culture and engage with the surrounding scenery. With every one of our carefully selected destinations there are a myriad of highlights, but we all have our own personal favorite moments from the road. The following collection, in no specific order, is an assemblage of some of… Read More

January 12, 2012 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

There may be a chill in the air, but that’s no reason to stay in and hibernate. All across Europe, people are gathering, finding unique ways to fend off the cold of winter. In many European nations, the onset of the New Year marks the beginning of Carnival Season. Italy is no exception, and though the nation boasts scores of… Read More

December 16, 2011 in Culinary France / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

Chestnuts are a classic ingredient for festive holiday celebrations. The seasonal delicacy can be used in stuffing and custards, or can be enjoyed roasted, all on their own. Chestnuts are prominent in recipes throughout Europe at this time of year, especially in Southern France where their harvest is celebrated fervently with countless creative and inspired dishes. Get in the spirit… Read More

December 15, 2011 in France / (0) comments

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


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