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January 4, 2019

By Peg Kern

Best Destinations in Europe for 2019

Filed Under  Travel Tips

What are the best destinations in Europe for 2019? That's a hard question to answer, but when we look at travel trends, "hot" destinations, and our own culinary tours, we believe 2019 will be amazing years to visit these amazing European cities: Dubrovnik Barcelona Lisbon Bordeaux Taormina Bellagio Dubrovnik Croatia has been a hot destination for several years, and it's had to pinpoint a single "best" city to visit there.… Read
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November 19, 2018

By Peg Kern

Barcelona Cooking Vacation: Mercat del Ninot

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

I have to confess, when doing a market tour in Barcelona my first thought was "what's the Ninot market and why aren't we going to the Boqueria?" It's true that the Boqueria market off the city's main "Rambla" is one of the largest, oldest, and most well-known markets in Europe, but Barcelona is peppered with over 40 local markets, including the Mercat el Ninot in the town's Eixample district, which… Read
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November 10, 2018

By Peg Kern

Barcelona Neighborhoods: The Passeig de Gracia

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

One of Barcelona's most famous streets - and one of my favorites - is the Passeig de Gracia, which is a must-stop destination on any culinary tour of Barcelona. Named for the road (passeig means "passage," or "way") that connected old Barcelona to the village of Gracia to the north, this wide, ambling promenade is now one of the most known and poshest in Barcelona, and one of the favorites… Read
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October 23, 2018

By Peg Kern

How Do You Eat Tapas in Barcelona?

Filed Under  Food History, Travel Tips

How do you eat tapas in Barcelona? It's super easy, especially in a cosmopolitan city where most of the waitstaff speak multiple languages, including English. There are different types of tapas, all of which you can enjoy on a cooking vacation and foodie tour of Barcelona, including: pintxos tapas frias tapas calientes montaditos bocaditos Pintxos What is a pintxo? Basicaly it's a tapa (singular of "tapas") that is composed on… Read
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July 9, 2018

By Peg Kern

What to Expect on a Cooking Vacation with TIK

Filed Under  Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK

You've made the wise choice to book a cooking vacation with TIK, but now you are wondering what to expect? Or, you're still trying to decide if a culinary vacation is the right type of trip for you? Here is what you can expect on most of our best-selling cooking vacations: Accommodations, usually between 3 and 7 nights Hands-on cooking classes (of course!) Gastronomic excursions - think wine tastings, olive… Read
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June 27, 2018

By Peg Kern

How to Book a Cooking Vacation

Filed Under  Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK

We're so excited by our cooking vacations we've decided to make it easier than ever to book a culinary trip with us. We offer cooking vacations to 16 different countries on 5 continents - wow! In Italy we offer cooking vacations to 13 different Italian regions: Abruzzo Amalfi Coast (Campania) Emilia Romagna Friuli Venezia Giulia Liguria Lombardia/Lakes Region Piedmont Puglia Lazio (Rome) Sicily Tuscany Umbria Veneto So how do you… Read
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