Category: Destination Features

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April 7, 2021

By Peg Kern

Beer in the Windy City

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Wines & Spirits, USA

Today is National Beer Day, and in its honor we'll be talking about beer in our hometown, Chicago. The rise in the production, sales, and quality of so-called "craft" beers in the US in the past few decades, and particularly since the 1990's, has meant a corresponding increase in craft breweries and brewpubs, not to mention a plethora of amazing brews to try. When I was young and growing up… Read
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April 1, 2021

By Peg Kern

"When Will I Be Able to Travel to Europe?" and Other Burning Travel Questions in the Age of COVID

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Travel Videos, What's Up at TIK, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Spain, Turkey

Join us with our video blog to explore the burning questions surrounding travel in the age of COVID, including "When will I be able to travel to Europe again?" When will I be able to travel to Europe again? This is a question we get asked a lot. As you can imagine, in the past year, with travel at a standstill (or nearly a standstill), we've had many travelers ask… Read
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March 19, 2021

By Peg Kern

What We Think about Stanley Tucci's "Searching for Italy"

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

The famous Italian-American actor has a new series on CNN in which he explores Italy's regions through their gastronomy. Find out what we think about his adventures so far! Not into video? Read on for a recap. There is a lot we like about Stanley Tucci's "Searching for Italy." First, it is a series dedicated to food and travel in Italy, which is what we have been dedicated to for… Read
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March 11, 2021

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Five Leaf Pesto from Our Cooking Vacation in Spoleto

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

If you had to spend time in lockdown, then perhaps the Umbrian countryside was an ideal place to do it. Last week our friend and partner Richard di San Marzano described his family's experience during the past year in Italy (you can read it here). It included a lot of seasonal foraging and fabulous food, as. you might expect in Italy. Try one of Richard's recipes, fruit of his foraging… Read
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March 5, 2021

By Peg Kern

My Experience in Italy during the Lockdown

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Kitchen Tips, Travel Tips, Italy

Our friend Richard di San Marzano in Spoleto is contributing a guest post for us letting us know what life has been like the past year in one of our favorite Italian regions, Umbria. Italy's national lockdown began on March 8, 2020 (although there were regional quarantines before then), and it has continued, like much of the world, with varying levels of restrictions since then. If you've wondered about what… Read
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February 26, 2021

By Peg Kern

What Are the Saronic Islands?

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Greece

Greece is one of our most popular destinations for a cooking vacation, and with an amazing gastronomy and gorgeous places to visit, that should be no surprise! One of our most popular Greek cooking vacations is our Greek Cooking Odyssey, which takes place on the island of Poros, one of the Saronic islands. So what are the Saronic Islands and what makes them so popular? What Are the Saronic Islands?… Read
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