Category: Destination Features

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October 27, 2020

By Peg Kern

Travel Memories: My First Trip to Italy

Filed Under  Destination Features, What's Up at TIK

It's hard not to wax nostalgic about travel these days. As the effects of COVID-19 keep us all at home, with no clear indication of when we'll be able to travel again, those of us with wanderlust turn our minds to fond memories of trips past. I have been thinking increasingly of my first trip to Italy, when I was a university student taking part in a study abroad program… Read
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September 22, 2020

By Peg Kern

Indulge Yourself! Food & Wellness Tour in Spain

Filed Under  Destination Features, What's Up at TIK

If you're like most of the world these days, you're more in need of self care than ever. Treat yourself to something to look forward to, like our fabulous food and wellness tour in Spain! The dictionary defines "wellness" as "the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal." But we think it's more than that, it is, in our opinion, being of sound body and… Read
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September 8, 2020

By Peg Kern

A Middle Eastern Dinner: Culinary Travels with TIK

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History

I found myself craving Middle-Eastern food over the weekend, so I did what I usually do: I decided to make a Middle Eastern dinner! But when my kids asked me what that meant, I found I had trouble answering. "Can it be Middle Eastern food if there is no falafel?" was one question. "I thought that was Greek!" was another comment. So what exactly is "Middle Eastern food"? If the… Read
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August 14, 2020

By Peg Kern

6 Sites Not to Miss in Paris: Culinary Tours of Paris with TIK

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Travel Videos

Paris is one of our favorite destinations, and we've written before about our favorite things to see in Paris, as well as about our favorite neighborhoods and favorite memories. Did you know that our Paris culinary tours and cooking vacations are also cultural vacations? Some of the itineraries include tours of local sites, and all of them include free time to explore sites on your own. Plus, we can add… Read
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July 27, 2020

By Peg Kern

Travel Inspirations: The Lavender of Provence (Plus a Recipe)

Filed Under  Destination Features, Recipes

Every summer tourists flock to Provence to see a sea of beautiful, purple fields ripping in the breeze. The lavender fields of Provence are so famous that most years you need to book well in advance if you want the chance to see these gorgeous blossoms in bloom. This year is of course an exception – if you could get to France (and those of you in Europe can!), you… Read
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July 7, 2020

By Peg Kern

Travel Inspirations: Visiting Rome on a Cooking Vacation with TIK

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Travel Videos

We are often asked what our favorite destinations for the best cooking vacations are, and as I explained in our recent video (see below!), that is a hard question to answer. But in an effort to inspire you, we are going to feature some of our personal favorites. For me, there is only one place to start: Rome! I have always been of the opinion that whatever part of Italy… Read
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