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October 06, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

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National Geographic Traveler has assembled an engaging photo gallery from 8 of the world’s most iconic cafés. An impressive assortment of writers, painters, and scholars has frequented these historic haunts, and you can too with a number of VBT vacations. Enjoy Classic Cafés.

September 30, 2011 in More Europe VBT Community / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

It was on this day, September 30, 1791, that The Magic Flute premiered in Vienna at the Theater auf der Wieden. Arguably Mozart’s last complete work, and undisputedly his final, finished masterpiece, the opera was instantly well-received. Though Mozart was quite ill at the time, the success of the opera apparently brightened the famed composer’s spirits and provided a short-lived… Read More

September 20, 2011 in Portugal VBT Community Wine / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

With a wine producing heritage that dates back to the 2nd century, well before the modern establishment of the country, Portugal has had generations to perfect the art of winemaking. Through a dedication to the use of only indigenous grapes, the coastal nation has excelled in developing a collection of distinct and unrivalled varietals. In the heart of Portugal’s Beira… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

Eleven fifty-nine PM “my” time; 5:39 AM local time, descending into Paris. It was an easy flight except for no, or very little, sleep. But that was okay for I hoped to sleep on the next leg from Paris to Vienna. I was traveling to join many former guests, as well as John Freidin, his partner Kathryn, and Gerry and… Read More

September 16, 2011 in More Europe VBT Community / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

In Germany, it’s getting to be that time of year when lederhosen and giant pretzels are almost as ubiquitous as large, glass steins of locally brewed beer. Oktoberfest is an annual festival held in Germany from late September and into early October. Now boasting over 5 million visitors each year, the world’s largest fair was a long time in the… Read More


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