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April Fools’ Day Traditions Around the World

March 24th, 2021

April Fools’ Day has its share of origin stories. Trouble is, no one knows which is true and which are, well, malarkey. Here’s one that we like: For centuries, the ancient Roman Empire ran on the Julian calendar, named for Julius Caesar. Back then, New Year’s Day was recognized as April 1. In 1592, Pope... Read more »

A Taste of Ireland

December 14th, 2020

Irish food showcases local ingredients and the island’s unique history. You’ll find world-class contemporary cuisine here, along with classic meals that have stood the test of time. Don’t leave Ireland without tasting these traditional dishes!

5 Comparable VBT Tours in Different Countries

February 16th, 2017

Looking for VBT Walking Vacations? All VBT Walking Vacations have moved to our sister company, Country Walkers. The same tours you know and love, plus exciting new itineraries, are available to book through their website. If you’re thinking about where to take your next vacation, the breadth of our line of active tours may prove... Read more »

Top 5 Bike Tours for First-time Active Travelers

July 15th, 2016

Do you enjoy riding your bike around your hometown as a way to explore the natural surroundings? If so, a biking vacation could be the perfect way for you to travel the world. Bicycle touring has become one of the best ways to truly immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of your destination—and it’s... Read more »

Explore Ireland with VBT

March 17th, 2014

Every year, in the middle of March, many parts of the world turn their attention to Ireland—a gorgeous island nation full of history, culture, and amazing biking and walking routes. St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in Ireland, Northern Ireland and certain parts of Canada that occurs annually on March 17th—the death date of... Read more »

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