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Visit New England Lighthouses

Lighthouses are both beacons of warning and welcome. We’ve a long history of exploring the waters by boat. At some point, we must make our way back to the land. Lighthouses are set upon a mound of rocks, a high point on land along the coastline, on flat sandy shores, a harbor opening, or near […]

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Mystery Tour to Philadelphia & Valley Forge [Photo Blog]

BNT Travelers enjoy a Mystery Tour to Philadelphia and Valley Forge where they enjoyed a tour and learning Block Printing at the University of Pennsylvania’s Anthropology Museum, a re-enactment at Independence Hall, and a stop by the Valley Forge Memorial. Winter fun! Photos courtesy of Tour Director Karen Kuch!  

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2017 Group Tour Photos!

Oh, the places we’ve traveled! The endless roads and waterways. Chasing sunsets. Smelling flowers. Flying to distant lands—and, back in time to Noah and his Ark! Winding through The Rockies. Sailing the oceans. Cities and countryside. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. We’ve done it all! Thank you, BNT, for taking us there! [Click on the […]

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Bar Harbor Lobster Dinner

Top 11 Best Places in Bar Harbor

Watch this stunning video of Acadia National Park and learn a bit more before you explore! Did you know that the sun falls first on Acadia before any other U.S. National Park? Acadia is home to the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic Coast and completely formed from donated lands. It’s also America’s FIRST National Park […]

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Call for Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes from BNT Travelers!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been developing and testing the recipe form for our BNT Travel Blog. The first recipe call is for Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes from our staff, tour directors, and travelers. We’ll be filling the blog with lots of yummy recipes and traveler stories that shine a light on our Lancaster, PA, location. What a great addition to our BNT Travel Tips, Photo Blogs, and Travel Articles!

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close up of two roasted venison steak filets seasoned with fresh herbs and served on rustic wood plank

Sauteed Venison Filets (Tenderloin)

Story behind the recipe: “I needed a quick way to prepare venison tenderloin that kept the meat TENDER! The key is to cook to medium.”
BNT Staff: Karen Chronister, Marketing Director
Travel Rating: ★
Pair with: Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions, Smashed Potatoes, and Asparagus
Ingredient List: 1 Venison Tenderloin
2 T Ghee or Butter
Dash of Worcester Sauce or Coconut Aminos

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Recipe for Shoefly Pie from a BNT Traveler. BNT is a tour company located in Lancaster, PA, Amish Country!

Shoofly Pie Recipe

Ever wondered: How to Make Shoofly Pie? Our first in the BNT Recipe Collection of Pennsylvania Dutch favorites is Shoofly Pie from BNT Traveler Glenda Graybill. Ingredient List 1 cup flour 2/3 cup brown sugar 1 Tablespoon shortening 3/4 cup hot water 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup dark molasses

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Highlights of the 2018 BNT Tour Preview

What a wonderful afternoon we had on January 6 at the BNT Tour Preview! Many travelers arrived early for the Tour Reunions, sharing photos, laughter, and memories. Bob Neff, Jr. reminisced about Bob Neff, Sr. and celebrated 45 years of group touring milestones. Comedian Gordon Douglas entertained us with jokes and new, funny ways of […]

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Museum of the Bible & The Ark Encounter

  Tour Director Thoughts: Museum of the Bible At the end of November, I got to experience a dream come true: a visit to the brand new Museum of the Bible. It opened November 17, 2017, and we went November 29, 2017. A much anticipated trip as I’ve followed the creating of the museum for a couple […]

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Photo Blog: Summer in Quebec and Montreal 2017

Tour Director: Karen Kuch From Lake George to Old Town Quebec and Montmorency Falls, from a cruise on the Louis Jolliet to the Notre Dame Basilica, from Montreal Museum of Archaelogy to Sainte Catherine Street and Underground City…and a walk through Place d’Armes past the Chateau Frontenac and on the Dufferin Terrace…and Mont Royal Chalet and the Olympic Tower, tallest […]

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Cabot Trail Map, which way to drive?

Nova Scotia Scenic Shots

“The Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island tour is one that we will always cherish. It included so many interesting and beautiful locations and experiences. The meals were excellent. The driver and tour director were exceptionally competent. These destinations were on our bucket list, and we could not have had a better fulfillment of our […]

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Nova Scotia Lobster Roll delicious and succulent

Nova Scotia: The Food

Eating fresh, local seafood in Nova Scotia ranks high on our traveler’s Bucket List. Boats go out in the early morning and return later in the day with catches of lobster, crab, scallops and other varieties of seafood. What’s on your Lobster Bucket List?

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Beautiful field of red and variegated tulips.

Tulip Time Festivals in America

Travelers still obsess over the tulip with its colorful cup-shaped, six star-petals, flocking annually to tulip festivals in Holland, Michigan, Pella, Iowa, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In May 2018, BNT will travel to “The Tulip Festival” on the “Tractors and Tulips” tour in Pella, Iowa. Along the way, the coach bus will stop in Illinois […]

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MV Emerald Belle

Cruise Packing List

You’ve booked your BNT Bucket List Cruise, and now it’s time to pack. Do you have your cruising essentials? What have you got in your cruising suitcase? Passport valid 6 months beyond cruising dates. Seasick Wrist Band Small First Aid Kit or Anti-bacterial Wipes Sunscreen Alarm clock Clothing layers Foldable bag/Backpack (for excursions) Laundry alternatives […]

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Photo Blog: Canaan Valley Tour With a Big View

For the past few years, the BNT has transported travelers on a Canaan Valley Tour. Canaan Valley was always a mystery to me and this trip solved it! It’s really pronounced “Ca- na-an Valley,” by the way. The valley’s refreshing beauty is revealed in a lovely resort complete with sparkling pools and great hotel amenities. […]

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BNT Travel Tips: Smart Packing Is Smart Touring

Byline Karen Chronister—When packing for a BNT group tour to a “bucket list” destination or on your own, think smart, light, and organized. Smart packing is essential and easy. The beauty of group touring is the luxury of enjoying the adventure without any of the planning headaches. You’ll get exceptional rates on excursions, ticket prices, […]

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Returning to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone

Last fall, I traveled to Wyoming after a fifteen year absence. As I deplaned in Jackson Hole, I was delighted again to descend the rolling steps onto the tarmac. Distracted by the thought of returning to this Western town and fighting an icy wind, I forgot to look up. When I rounded the nose of the plane, I stopped still in my tracks.They greeted me in panorama: those Grand Tetons.  I stepped aside to allow the other travelers inside, hesitant to hurry the moment. I’d come here to be outside, to write, to be still, so I stood for a moment to honor the mountains with silence. They returned the gesture by…

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BNT Grand Alaska Tour Reflections 2017

There’s a reason everyone dreams about seeing Alaska. Something magical about the massive land formations…whether they are mountains, glaciers, or the many streams formed from the glaciers. It’s a place where you can truly see God’s handiwork in the natural world! …We traveled over a thousand miles on the tour bus, yet it seems a drop in the bucket for what this beautiful state holds. Winding through the country, we were impressed by the vast spaces and diversity of landscape.

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