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  • Featured Group Organizer: Michael

    Tell us a little about yourself—why do you love active travel and how did you hear about VBT? I’m 66, and have been married to my wife Mary for 41 years! We have seven grown children, ten grandkids and two more in the oven. I’m the managing partner of an investment firm in Atlanta. I swam for UNC Chapel Hill… Read More

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    Ken & Peggy

    In 2009, Ken and Peggy C. were an active couple that were asked by friends to join them on a bicycling vacation to the Tuscan Coast with us. Over the next 8 years they took biking vacations to in France, Spain and returned a couple times to they’re favorite country, Italy. They were so inspired by their first vacation, that… Read More

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    Ann & Mike

    We love hearing from our travelers that seeing the world on an active vacation has influenced their lives. Meet multi-time travelers Ann and Mike who have started organizing groups of their own to take VBT trips with. It all started over 20 years ago as they joined a VBT vacation in our home state of Vermont…and the rest is history.… Read More

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    Bill & Noelle

    One of the most rewarding aspects of providing active vacations is that we have a growing contingency of multi-time travelers who enjoy a different VBT experience every year. Bill and Noelle B. are the perfect examples as they took their 19th VBT tour this year to Slovenia, Austria, and Italy. We had a chance to catch up with them to… Read More

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  • Featured Group Organizer: Julie Brings Three Generations to Loire

    15 years ago Julie S. was introduced to VBT by taking a bicycling vacation to Austria with her father and step-mother. 16 vacations later, Julie is now a Group Organizer who travels with us every year, sometimes twice. She and her husband Jary like to bring family and friends with them to share in the experience, and earlier this summer… Read More

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    Dick & Marcy, the EFM group

    Dick and Marcy T. are active travelers who organize tours for a group they call “Every Friggin Mile”—or EFM—which includes around 20 couples who have known each other since their college days at UC Berkeley. In the early 1990’s, several group members went on a bike trip in Napa Valley together and began a yearly tradition. With over 10 VBT… Read More

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    Dianne & Derold

    One of our favorite things about providing so many unique itineraries is that we have travelers who take a different VBT vacation every year—sometimes two! Dianne L. and  Derold M. embody that spirit of discovery as they prepare to explore both a walking vacation to Peru and a biking tour in Puglia with us this year. We had a chance… Read More

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  • Featured Group Organizer: Jane

    After seeing how much fun they seem to have from the pictures they’ve kindly shared with us, we’ve wanted to hear more about a group of women known as “WE GO NOW” that have taken many VBT Group tours together over the years. We had a chance to sit down with Jane D., one of the group’s organizer, and ask… Read More

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  • Guest Blog: 71-Year-Old Retiree Says “Yes” to VBT Cycling Tour & Incredible Journey

    Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally posted on The Asbury Perspective by VBT traveler Lowell S. about his recent vacation on our Heart of Europe Bike & Barge tour. What happens when a 71-year-old who hasn’t ridden a bike in 30 years say “yes” to an invitation to embark on a 7-day European Bike and Barge tour? He gets… Read More

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  • Behind the Lens: A Conversation with VBT Traveler and Photographer Joshan Y.

    Recently we received some stunning photos from a traveler that went on a recent departure of our Italy: the Quiet Pathways of Tuscany walking vacation. Naturally we want to share the pictures with you all, but we also wanted to step behind the lens and get to know Joshan Y., a first-time, solo traveler from Maryland who has an uncanny knack… Read More

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