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July 31, 2015 in Culture / (0) comments

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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

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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

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

Vltava River

Perhaps the greatest gift one can receive through traveling the world is the window it provides into new cultures. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to join locals in celebrating during certain festivals, harvesting their grapes or olives for production, or just enjoying variances in biking and walking during seasonal changes. If you’re so lucky as… Read More

October 24, 2014 in Culture / (0) comments

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When one thinks of traveling to Peru, exploring the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu is what tends to come to mind. While VBT’s Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley walking tour clearly spends plenty of time discovering in the lost Incan City, there are other aspects of this vacation that make it such a fulfilling active travel experience. Some of… Read More

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