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Gurken Pickles

The Spreewald (which is pronounced Spray-valt and means ‘Spree Forest’) is a unique region of eastern Germany that may be a bit of a misnomer, as it has more lush wetlands, grassy fields and tranquil waterways than you’d expect from a so-called forest. Home to thousands of different flora and fauna, the Spreewald was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in… Read More

May 15, 2015 in Chile / (0) comments

("Vista Valparaíso" by Pablo Trincado from Santiago de Chile, Chile - bahia de valparaiso. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

The central valley and coast of Chile is a biking idyll. With the soaring peaks of the Andes Mountains providing an inspirational backdrop, we’ll cruise along coastal byways and easy inland routes, from quaint fishing villages to verdant vineyards and rolling foothills of the Coastal range. Off our bikes, we’ll be immersed in modern-day Chilean culture, as well as discover… 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 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 the year to grace the dinner… Read More

May 08, 2015 in Recipes / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

if you’ve ever been to Germany or it’s neighboring countries in the springtime, you may have noticed a particular vegetable making it’s way into many delicious dishes. White Asparagus—or spargel as its known in Germany—is the wildly popular cousin to the green asparagus we grow in the United States. The “white” part of its name comes from being grown entirely underground,… Read More

May 01, 2015 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Local leaders

The old adage goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Though it may be a cliché, it’s also good advice. The best way to get a sense for your destination’s culture is by partaking in day-to-day activities alongside the locals. But don’t stop at simply doing as the locals do, be sure to eat what they eat, drink… Read More


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