Category: Travel Tips

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January 13, 2021

By Peg Kern

Why Molise "Doesn't Exist" and Other Fun Facts about Our Authentic Italy Culinary Tour

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

There's a saying in Italy. "Molise non esiste." Molise doesn't exist. It's a running joke among Italians to pretend Molise doesn't exists due to its small size and relative obscurity, even among Italians. If you ask your average Italian to tell you something about Molise, you shouldn't expect much (if any) information! But it's also a running joke among Molisani, the quirky inhabitants of Molise, who seem to enjoy the… Read
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January 7, 2021

By Peg Kern

"Thursday, Gnocchi!": All About Our Favorite Italian Dumpling

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

"Giovedì gnocchi, venerdì pesce, sabato trippa." So the saying goes in Rome, that Thursday is gnocchi day, Friday is fish day, and Saturday it's tripe! It's not hard to understand the "venerdì pesce" – this is a Catholic country after all. But why gnocchi on Thursday? I've always heard that it was to load up with a heavier meal the day before the Friday fast, and that it worked well… 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, France

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 7, 2020

By Peg Kern

Travel Inspirations: Visiting Rome on a Cooking Vacation with TIK

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Travel Videos, Italy

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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May 13, 2020

By Peg Kern

Worry-Free Bookings with TIK

Filed Under  Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK

Updated January 19, 2021. Times are strange these days, aren't they? People are hunkered down in their homes, worried about their jobs, anxiously watching the news, and even homeschooling their children. The only thing that seems certain in the age of COVID-19 is that right now everything seems so very uncertain. All this makes it hard to plan for travel. We have many, many clients who want to travel, for… Read
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December 18, 2019

By Peg Kern

How to Order Coffee in Italy and Other Useful Coffee Tips

Filed Under  Food History, Travel Tips, Italy

Most people know that ordering coffee is not like ordering coffee in the US. Even in the age of Starbucks and other coffee houses, even with terms like "Americano," "Macchiato," and "Grande" tossed around, there is still a bit to learn when it comes to ordering coffee in Italy. Try a coffee with a slice of an Italian "torta della nonna." Coffee is a true cultural superstar in Italy. It… Read
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