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September 13, 2011 in California VBT Community / (0) comments

Sep13
Machu Picchu, Peru

All across California, from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, grapes are ripening and vineyards are in full production as California’s harvest season is in full swing. This year marks the seventh in a row that September will be commemorated as California Wine Month, and tastings are being held throughout the Golden State. “The Crush,” as it known locally, is a… Read More

September 08, 2011 in Italy VBT Community / (0) comments

Sep08
Machu Picchu, Peru

On September 8, 1504, in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Michelangelo unveiled one of the most recognizable contributions to the Italian Renaissance, David. Though the 17 foot statue took three years for Michelangelo to complete, its conception began well before the famed painter and sculptor began working on it. In the 15th century, overseers of the Basilica di Santa Maria del… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

Guests have recently embarked on our 2011 President’s Tour to Hungary & Slovakia: The Best of the Danube. Travelers have been joined by special guests, Gregg Marston, VBT President, and John Freidin, VBT’s founder. Additionally, the group will be traveling with husband and wife, and two of VBT’s longest running associates, Gerry Slager and Janet Chill. Gerry has been kind… Read More

September 07, 2011 in Spain VBT Community / (0) comments

Sep07
Machu Picchu, Peru

Every year, in late September, the city of Barcelona erupts celebrating the Festival of La Mercè, the city’s largest official holiday. Though the actual feast day of La Mercé is September 24, festivities begin a few days before the feast and generally extend until the 25th or 26th of September. The holiday was initially organized in the 19th century to… Read More

August 31, 2011 in Italy VBT Community / (0) comments

Aug31
Machu Picchu, Peru

Since its establishment, over 1500 years ago, the city of Venice has been predominantly shaped and influenced by its waterways. Comprised of 117 small islands, Venice has relied on its famed canals for transportation, and it has looked to the surrounding seas for trade and prosperity. It is therefore only appropriate that Venice’s longest-standing tradition commemorates the city’s paramount feature… Read More

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