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November 16, 2016

By Peg Kern

Three Things You'll See While Cooking in the French Alps

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One of our favorite cooking vacations in France is the wonderful itinerary we offer in the French Alps. Whether spring, summer, winter, or fall, this amazingly beautiful region offers fabulous food, gorgeous vistas, and all sorts of things to see and experience. As an Italophile, I'm particularly fond of the Savoie region, as the historical Duchy of Savoy was intricately tied to the formation of an Italian state under Vittorio… Read
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August 19, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo

Ancient Sites to Visit Around the World

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One of the most awe-inspiring things to see when traveling the globe are ancient sites that have stood the test of time (in some way or another). They're also sites that you truly can't see anywhere else in the world. While our cooking vacations are very much focused on food and cooking, naturally, we also love the draw of stepping into the past and experiencing these impressive sites firsthand. That's… Read
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August 17, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo

Discovering the Beauty of the Umbrian Countryside

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When planning a trip to Italy, Tuscany is often one of the regions that comes to mind, with its rolling hills, vineyards for miles, famous Chianti wines, and, of course, the historic city of Florence. While it is definitely worth a visit (or two), it's eastern neighbor, Umbria, deserves some attention too. Landlocked by Tuscany and Le Marche, western Umbria has much the same look and feel as Tuscany. But… Read
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August 15, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo

Travel Selfie Tips and Some of our Favorite Selfies

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Photos are almost always better when people are in them too. It not only offers a sense of perspective, but it can show just how much fun you're having while traveling, and later help to evoke memories of your time spent there. But what if you're traveling solo, or want a photo of you and your significant other together? Take a selfie (or self portrait)! While selfie sticks are not… Read
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August 10, 2016

By Peg Kern

Ferragosto: Italians on Holiday

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Perhaps the single most popular time for Italians to take a vacation the week of "Ferragosto," the summer holiday that falls on August 15. This is the time when shops and restaurants close, people head to the beach or the countryside, and all of Italy is on holiday. The origins of the holiday purportedly go back to ancient times, when it was basically a harvest festival. As with so many… Read
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August 8, 2016

By Peg Kern

Where Italians Go on Holiday

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August is a busy travel month for Italians, and is when the majority of them take their yearly holiday. But where do Italians go? What are their priorities when traveling for the summer? Most Italians like to travel to the coast for beach vacations. This might mean renting a small villa or apartment with family or friends, camping out, or heading to a sea-side resort. The key ingredients are the… Read
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