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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 2, 2018

By Peg Kern

Why Visit Portugal? Amazing Évora

Filed Under  Destination Feature

Why visit Portugal on a cooking vacation? There are many reasons, but one of them is amazing Évora, where you stay during our Delectable Portugal culinary vacation. Évora is a city in the eastern Alentejo region (pronounced "all-en-TAY-zhoo"). This is a beautiful agricultural region known for it's slow, relaxed lifestyle (to the point that there are numerous sayings about the Alentejano's indolence!). One of its primary crops is cork, and… 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 31, 2018

By Peg Kern

Super Spring Roundup

Filed Under  Destination Feature, What's Up at TIK

We had a really wonderful Spring travel season at TIK and we thought we'd give a spring recap to celebrate it! We had more April and May travelers doing our cooking vacations than ever before, and why not? Spring is a great time for culinary travel, with fresh produce arriving at the markets and growing on the farms for our farm to table experiences. We have a couple of our… Read
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May 9, 2018

By Peg Kern

Food and Wine Tours with TIK

Filed Under  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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October 2, 2017

By Peg Kern

Special One-Time Only Departures

Filed Under  What's Up at TIK

Here at The International Kitchen most of our cooking vacations can happen whenever YOU want to travel. Any week you chose, any culinary vacation you want (in season) we can usually run the itinerary for you. But we also offer some special weeks that happen specific dates, and these are usually special themed weeks or include a special escort. For instance? Here are some of our current Special Departures. A… Read
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