Category: Destination Features

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July 9, 2021

By Peg Kern

Piña Colada Recipe for National Piña Colada Day

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Wines & Spirits, USA

Tomorrow, July 10, is national piña colada day, and in honor of it we're all about piña coladas, including an authentic recipe straight from Puerto Rico. Did you know that the piña colada was invented in Puerto Rico? That much is certain, although there is still a lot of debate over who specifically invented it. Most people think it was invented at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in the 1950's, but… Read
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June 9, 2021

By Peg Kern

5 Best Things about Our New Flavors of Puerto Rico Culinary Vacation

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK, Wines & Spirits, USA

We always love expanding our culinary tours into new destinations, and we could not be more thrilled with our newest culinary tours in Puerto Rico! What could be better than a top culinary destination with a European feel, a ton of history and culture, miles of coastline, and part of the US? US travelers don't even need a passport, and it's a quick plane ride away. Yes, you do currently… Read
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May 26, 2021

By Peg Kern

Tlacoyos Recipe

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Mexico

When trying to describe tlacoyos to my kids, I said they were a cross between a tamale and an empanada. They have the thick, corn-masa breading on the outside, like a tamale. But unlike a tamale, they aren't steamed in corn husks, they are cooked on a hot griddle (with our without oil) or, sometimes, deep fried. Their shape is also unique, like a football that has been flattened by… Read
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May 21, 2021

By Peg Kern

Culinary Vacations in Spain with The International Kitchen: Status Update

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK, Spain

Updated June 10, 2021. We have breaking news! Spain is once again open for travel to U.S. tourists! What does this mean for our culinary travelers who have been wondering, "When can I travel to Spain again?" It means that now is the time to start planning! See all our culinary tours in Spain. Who Can Travel to Spain? U.S. travelers to Spain will have to show proof of vaccination… Read
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May 19, 2021

By Peg Kern

Introducing Two New Culinary Vacations in Mexico

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK, Mexico

Mexico is one of the most fascinating destinations for our culinary vacations. The cuisine is incredible mix of fresh, indigenous ingredients and methods going back thousands of years, and new ingredients and methods brought from Europe, Africa, and Asia during Mexico's centuries of colonization. Add to that the culinary identity that has been informed by the two hundred and some years since Mexico gained independence, and you have one of… Read
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May 6, 2021

By Peg Kern

Traveling to France on Our French Culinary Vacations: Status Update

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK, France

Updated June 10, 2021. French President Emmanuel Macron announced in May the reopening plans for France, and June 9th was pinpointed as the date international travel to France would officially resume. We are happy to say that the plan held, and France is officially open again to U.S. travelers! What does this mean for travelers who have been asking, "When can I travel to France?"  It means that now is… Read
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