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View over Basel and the Rhine knee from Basler Münster

Basel is one of Europe’s most up-and-coming cities. As Switzerland’s third largest city, behind Zurich and Geneva, it is perhaps the most international. Thanks to suburbs that extend into both France and Germany, it features an array of cultural influences that come together to form its unique metropolitan character. Active travelers will love exploring the city’s spectacular botanical garden and… Read More

December 10, 2015 in Walking The World / (0) comments

Dec10

As renowned naturalist, John Muir, once said “in every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks,” and we couldn’t agree more. Walking builds a connection with the culture, people, and landscape of a country that sinks in and enriches your soul. When you take a walking vacation with VBT, you’ll enjoy the camaraderie of traveling in a… Read More

We don’t mean Elvis, nor the royal home of the Whopper. We’re talking about the German king of vegetables now that it’s white asparagus season. Germans (and many Swiss and Austrian neighbors) are a jubilant bunch of eaters especially with the arrival of spargel—as the German’s call it—the ghostly-white stalk that heralds “spring is here!”  It’s the first crop of… Read More

Lowell on Bike

Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally posted on The Asbury Perspective by VBT traveler Lowell S. about his recent vacation on our Heart of Europe Bike & Barge tour. What happens when a 71-year-old who hasn’t ridden a bike in 30 years say “yes” to an invitation to embark on a 7-day European Bike and Barge tour? He gets… Read More

October 22, 2015 in Italy / (0) comments

Oct22

So much of the landscape in southern Tuscany seems to have just emerged from the earth itself. Tiny villages huddle within walls and rise atop hills as if divinely sculpted from the very stone upon which they perch. Family-run farms—many of them now transformed into agriturismi—offer up a fresh bounty of Tuscan cuisine to their guests with so many tasty… Read More

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