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July 20, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

You might think it’s ironic that our friends Ivan and Marita’s most memorable moment from all ten VBT trips they’ve taken … happened right here in Vermont. But the retired couple don’t call it ironic – they say it’s par for the course that their Trip Leader Gerry Slager– spontaneously knocked on the door of an old friend for a… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

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Machu Picchu, Peru

What a grand day it is for all of us here at VBT at our farmhouse headquarters in Vermont, as well as for our Trip Leaders and travel associates all over the world. For the second consecutive year, Travel + Leisure magazine has awarded VBT a place on its prestigious top 25 list of the World’s Best Tour Operators and… Read More

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

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