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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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October 31, 2018

By Peg Kern

What is the Nouvelle-Aquitaine?

Filed Under  Destination Feature

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine is a new region of France that emerged with the re-drawing of France's administrative regions that occurred in 2016. The region is one of the largest and includes the former regions of Aquitaine, Limousin, and Poitou-Charentes. We're participating in a yearly event focused on tourism in France and are reminded of the many great destinations that France has, and one of them is certainly the Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Think of… Read
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July 17, 2018

By Peg Kern

French Culinary Tours : Intensive Cooking with TIK

Filed Under  Destination Feature

We're featuring our French culinary tours this week in honor of France's victory in the World Cup, and to celebrate last week's Bastille Day. France is one of our favorite destinations for a cooking vacation, and one that we've working in for over 20 years. No wonder: it's considered one of the culinary capitals of the world. Specifically we're featuring some of our best intensive cooking vacations in France: Gourmet… 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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June 25, 2018

By Peg Kern

Iconic Desserts from Europe

Filed Under  Food History

This week we're featuring some iconic desserts that you can learn to make on our cooking vacations in Europe. These are some of the tastiest of the dishes you'll eat, preferably paired with a delicious local wine that can balance out the sweetness of these dessert recipes. Of course, there are far too many to feature in only one blog, so check back later this week for more! France The… Read
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May 11, 2018

By tik3

Food and Wine Tours to France

Filed Under  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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