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August 12, 2011 in France VBT Community / (0) comments

Aug12
Machu Picchu, Peru

France has so much to offer travelers from exquisite wine and cuisine, to rich art and entertainment.  Since the early 20th century, one of the most impactful features of French culture has been jazz.  Providing inspiration for artists, writers and poets alike, the art form has blossomed into a well-respected and even revered form of musical expression.  While summers in… Read More

August 09, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Aug09
Machu Picchu, Peru

The 34th Annual Ramapo Rally will take place on Sunday, August 14, at the Campgaw Ski Area in Mahwah,NJ.  Sponsored by the Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey, last year’s rally attracted over 1,000 riders.  This year’s rally will provide six distance offerings.  Suiting every cyclist from novice to expert, participants can choose from 125, 100, 62, 45, 25 and… Read More

August 05, 2011 in Spain / (0) comments

Aug05
Machu Picchu, Peru

Gazpacho can be enjoyed year-round, but an abundance of fresh, ripe tomatoes and warm summer evenings make August the perfect time to enjoy one of our favorite dishes from Andalucía.  VBT Associate, Leila, provided us with her family’s take on the classic raw soup.   Ingredients 4 large tomatoes, peeled 1 cucumber peeled and seeded 1 small onion 2-3 cloves… Read More

August 04, 2011 in France VBT Community / (0) comments

Aug04
Machu Picchu, Peru

It has been said that on August 4, in 1693 the legendary winemaking monk, Dom Perignon, invented the ethereal potable known as champagne.  The legend states that after accidentally discovering the sparkling wine, he called after his fellow friars, “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars!” While these details make for a delightful story, most evidence suggests that it was… Read More

July 29, 2011 in Spain VBT Community / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

The Running of the Bulls may have wrapped up on July 14th, but there remains another iconic pastime that can be experienced at any time of year in Spain: Flamenco. While the thought of Southern Spainmay conjure images of white villages, gentle hills, and refreshing sangria, at the heart of Andalusían culture, complementing its rustic landscape, is the art of… Read More

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