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May 25, 2018

By Peg Kern

La Maremma Toscana

Post Categories:  Destination Feature

... Ma di lontano pace dicono al cuor le tue colline con le nebbie sfumanti e il verde piano ridente ne le pioggie mattutine. - Giosuè Carducci Tuscany is one of our best-selling destinations, which should be no surprise to anyone who knows anything at all about Italy. But to many people, Tuscany means Florence and the Chianti area, while they ignore the rest of the region. Some people do… Read
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May 22, 2018

By Adrian Hall

A Gastro Windmill in Spain

Post Categories:  Destination Feature, Food History

"What giants?" said Sancho Panza. "Those thou seest there," answered his master, "with the long arms, and some have them nearly two leagues long." "Look, your worship," said Sancho; "what we see there are not giants but windmills, and what seem to be their arms are the sails that turned by the wind make the millstone go." "It is easy to see," replied Don Quixote, "that thou art not used… Read
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May 18, 2018

By Darlene Pereda

Spanish Souvenirs (Recuerdos de España)

Post Categories:  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

Who doesn’t love bringing back travel souvenirs? Do you often find yourself tossing away old “I Heart Italy” keychains or “Greetings from Mexico” T-shirts? Well, just say “no” to more cheap souvenirs. Here are a few mementos sure to spark conversation during your Spanish-themed dinner parties. 1) Ceramicas de la Talavera are a traditional pottery style found in Toledo. I suggest that you do some research on shops that carry… Read
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May 16, 2018

By Peg Kern

Three Things Not to Miss in Madrid

Post Categories:  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

Madrid is one of our favorite cities. As one of the largest cities in Europe and the capital of Spain, it offers plenty of cultural sites for our culinary travelers to explore. But that's nothing if there isn't also good food and drink to enjoy, and there is plenty of that in Madrid as well, which you can find out for yourself on our Capital Culinary Adventure in Madrid cooking… Read
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May 11, 2018

By tik3

Food and Wine Tours to France

Post Categories:  Wines & Spirits

Earlier this week we talked about some of our fabulous food and wine tours in Italy and Portugal. From the northern regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, and the Veneto, to the southern Puglia, Sicily, and Campania, Italy is a great food and wine tour destination. But France of course offers a plethora of other options for our travelers looking for a more wine-themed vacation. Bordeaux is an obvious place to start… Read
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May 9, 2018

By Peg Kern

Food and Wine Tours with TIK

Post Categories:  Wines & Spirits

Good food and good wine are the hallmarks of any great trip if you ask anyone at TIK! Whether you are traveling in the rolling hills of Tuscany, or the volcanic shadow of Mt. Etna or Mt. Vesuvius, whether in the esteemed vineyards of Bordeaux to the high-altitude region of Mendoza, Argentina, great food and wine tour destinations make great cooking vacation destinations. It's almost impossible to recap our favorite… Read
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