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November 03, 2011 in Vietnam Warm Winter / (0) comments

Nov03
Machu Picchu, Peru

If you find yourself in Hanoi, looking for a unique cultural experience, you might seek out Thăng Long Water Puppet Theatre for a distinctly Vietnamese tradition, Water Puppetry. Though the term tradition may conjure images of age-old customs, and long-established conventions, the Múa rối nước (water dancing puppets) experience is anything but ordinary. Included in VBT’s Vietnam Bike Tour, a… 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 Vietnam / (0) comments

Oct28
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

Machu Picchu, Peru

At VBT we’ve always stressed interactive travel experiences. And part of that interaction has an effect on the local culture and environment that we’re exploring. That’s why we’ve made it a point to respect each destination’s environment as we engage and explore. Consequently, whenever possible we select deluxe, comfortable, and environmentally responsible accommodations along the road to discovery. On our… Read More

October 24, 2011 in New Zealand VBT Community / (0) comments

Oct24
Machu Picchu, Peru

Sunday, October 23 marked a momentous day for international rugby fans. For the first time in 24 years, New Zealand was awarded the William Webb Ellis Cup, and the All Blacks, New Zealand’s national rugby team, captured victory on its home pitch at Eden Park in Auckland. Beginning in 1987, the Rugby Union World Cup has taken place every 4… Read More

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