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April 20, 2018 in Culture / (0) comments

Apr20
Vienna coffeehouse, VBT Czech Tour extension

Today, scores of working professionals young and old plug in their laptops, order coffee and settle in at their tables, treating coffee shops like their home offices. While this may seem like a new way of working ushered in by the internet age, the roots of this practice actually go all the way back to 19th-century Vienna. The Austrian capital… Read More

By Nicolò Oppicelli [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The best way to become immersed in the local culture of any destination is by learning about the native history, traditions, and cuisine first-hand. This is why we tie in engaging off-the-trail activities into each day spent on tour so our guests experience the world as travelers, and not tourists. We’ve already announced seven new vacations for the 2017 season… Read More

Roman Baths, Badenweiler, Germany

The best way to become immersed in the local culture of any destination is by learning about the native history, traditions, and cuisine first-hand. This is why we tie in engaging group activities—off our bikes—into our daily itineraries on our active tours so our guests can feel like travelers, and not tourists. We’ve already announced five, brand-new biking tours in… Read More

July 31, 2015 in Culture / (0) comments

Jul31
jamestowne Church ruins

We feel that the only way to fully experience a country that you’re visiting is by cultural discovery, not through the window of a tour bus or with a large group. The best way to do that is to engage with locals and learn about their history, cuisine, crafts and even goods they produce like wine, cheese or olive oil.… Read More

June 15, 2015 in Culture / (0) comments

Jun15
Costa Rica Dress

One of the greatest thrills of biking or walking your way through a new country is being able to slow down and really take it all in at your own pace. And while getting in touch with local life may begin upon your arrival in a new destination with a cautious, perhaps foreign, ‘Hello’; it’s helpful to remember that the… Read More

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