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Our European Trip Leaders Share Their Favorite Holiday Traditions

December 6th, 2023

We asked six of our trip leaders from around the continent to share their favorite Christmas rituals with us – and we came away with six very different snapshots of how our neighbors across the pond spread holiday cheer.

Feeling the Holiday Crunch? Try These Cooking Escapes.

November 28th, 2022

If you’re looking for a little retreat, might we suggest cooking? After all, cooking is a little like traveling with VBT. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Sure-Fire Ice Breakers to Help Spread Holiday Cheer

November 22nd, 2022

There are few things more awkward than the dreadful silence that sometimes hangs over the holiday office party or neighborhood secret Santa exchange. To avoid those moments of uncomfortable shoe-gazing while that guy from the marketing department launches into yet another riveting description of next week’s weather forecast, we’ve got a few suggestions.

VBT Dispatch: Cycling England’s Storybook Cotswolds

February 16th, 2022

Just west of Oxford, in England’s bucolic region of honey-colored stone cottages and gently rolling green fields, the ambitious and enlightened cyclist can sleuth out a northern riding loop affectionately known to locals as “A Road for Today,” winding past fairytale villages and forested hills. Perhaps another time, they’ll be called to coast along the... Read more »

Our Annual Tour Consultant Travel Survey

February 7th, 2022

We asked a half dozen of our well-traveled Tour Consultants about their favorite bike rides and walks, cities and villages. It’s unofficial … it’s informal … and their answers may surprise you!

Looking Back (and Forward!) with Trip Leader Anne Rush

December 22nd, 2021

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... Read more »

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