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October 19, 2011 in Peru VBT Community / (0) comments

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Born and raised in Cusco, Boris has been guiding travelers in and around his home country of Peru for seventeen years.  Boris’ fascination with Andean culture and love of Cusco’s food makes him an ideal candidate to lead travelers in an in-depth exploration of his homeland.  His keen interest in cultural interaction is contagious and any trip with Boris is… Read More

October 14, 2011 in Italian Recipes Italy Tuscany by the sea recipes / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

The onset of fall prompts an abundance of harvest festivals throughout the world.  From California’s “Crush” (wine grape harvest) to Munich’s Oktoberfest, there is no shortage on ways to celebrate colder temperatures and the gathering of crops.  If you find yourself in Northern Italy this fall, however, you might notice that interest in leaf-peeping, olive pressing, and even wine-making pales… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands lie in the midst of the Adriatic Sea and offer travelers a Mediterranean experience in a tranquil, rustic setting. VBT travelers, Elise and Eric, have been kind enough to provide a detailed account of their experiences on our Croatia: The Dalmatian Islands vacation. We hope you enjoy what they had to say!     We were 15 in the… Read More

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

Machu Picchu, Peru

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


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