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

Jul11
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

Jul08
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

Jun30
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

June 27, 2011 in Gregg's Journal / (0) comments

Jun27
Machu Picchu, Peru

Grapes and hops … plums and pears … lemons and corn. For travelers, the local drink – culled, crushed, liquefied, and fermented from these pearls of the land – is as vital to a place’s culture as a plate of Puglia orecchiette pasta or a Slovenian struklji pastry. So we thought it would be fun to raise our glasses to… Read More

June 24, 2011 in France VBT Community / (0) comments

Jun24
Machu Picchu, Peru

Recently Chris Skilling, our Director of Worldwide Product, was inspired by a typical Provencal meal prepared by VBT Trip Leader Vero.  Check out his post below. “Food is my religion!” exclaimed Vero as we discussed the prevalence of processed food. Even in France.  “Never in my home,” she offered up.  We were in her garden, behind her home in Avignon.… Read More

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