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July 14, 2011 in France VBT Community / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

On this day, July 14, 1789, revolutionaries stormed the Bastille prison-fortress in a symbolic rejection of the French monarchy’s authoritarian rule. Though only housing seven inmates at the time, the long-time penitentiary for political prisoners stood in the center of Paris as a constant reminder of the tyranny of the French government. The immediate result of the attack was nearly… Read More

July 13, 2011 in Peru VBT Community / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

With the 100 year anniversary of Hiram Bingham’s rediscovery of Machu Picchu approaching (July 24, 1911), there has been a surge of press and public interest in the wondrous Incan ruins lately. At VBT we have always felt that the best way to explore the famed “Lost City” is up-close and on foot.  In his recent New York Times article,… Read More

July 11, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

This week marks NYCC’s 75th year in operation and to celebrate they are teaming up with VBT for a drawing for a free cycling trip to Italy, home to great food, great wine, and absolutely tremendous riding. VBT is making this possible through our support of the NYCC Anniversary Gala on July 16th.  We offered up a trip, including roundtrip… Read More

July 08, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

The summer season marks one of the most beautiful times to visit Italy and we at VBT thought it a great time to celebrate the work of artist and friend, George Rentz. For over 20 years George has been drawing inspiration from still-life photographs and recreating them with water color and oil-based paints, infusing the landscapes with an affecting warmth… Read More

June 30, 2011 in Italy VBT Community / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

The Anticipation is mounting in Siena as Il Palio kicks off on July 2nd with Palio di Provenzano, the first of two historic, and fervidly celebrated horse races. A time honored tradition, Il Palio dates back to the 17th Century, when each of the 17 Contrade, or districts of Siena, were in fierce economic and social competition with one another. … Read More

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