If you’re like us, you’re looking ahead to 2022 with a sense of optimism. Maybe you’ve already returned to travel with a 2021 VBT trip and found it as fulfilling and amazing as ever. It was a little different, to be sure, with regulations to follow and masks to wear. But the world hasn’t lost its ability to amaze and delight. Or maybe 2022 will be your year to head back out and follow winding and wondrous roads to unforgettable discoveries.
We thought, what better way to usher in a new year of cycling adventures than with the reminiscences of beloved trip leader extraordinaire Anne Rush. A 20-year VBT veteran, Anne proudly shows off the cultural pleasures of her home state of Maine and has witnessed firsthand the power of travel to transform. We caught up with her at her home in Northern Maine to talk about her early days as a VBT trip leader, her most joyous moments, and where she thinks travel is headed next.