Category: Travel Tips

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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

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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October 17, 2019

By Peg Kern

Things My Mom Needs to Know Before Her Trip: The Arrival

Filed Under  Travel Tips

Welcome to the third of our blog posts dedicated to getting my mother ready for her custom culinary vacation to Spain and Portugal! We're here today to answer her questions - and yours - about what to expect upon arrival. We already tackled "The Basics" and "Getting Ready to Go," so read on to discover what to expect upon arrival when taking one of our culinary tours. 1) At the… Read
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October 8, 2019

By Peg Kern

Things My Mom Needs to Know Before Her Trip: Getting Ready to Go

Filed Under  Travel Tips

Welcome to the second of our blog posts dedicated to my mother and her culinary vacation to Spain and Portugal! Really these posts are dedicated to any of our travelers who like to travel but aren't necessarily super experienced traveling abroad. Hopefully by answering my mother's questions related to her custom trip to Spain and Portugal we can also help other travelers of ours feel comfortable and ready for one… Read
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September 24, 2019

By Peg Kern

Things My Mom Needs to Know Before Her Trip: The Basics

Filed Under  Travel Tips

When my mother and a friend of hers asked about a custom-designed culinary vacation to Spain and Portugal my first thought was, "Excellent!" My second thought was, "Oh my goodness, my mother is going to have a lot of questions for me." Although not a first-time traveler to Europe (she came to visit me in Italy twice when I lived there) she is far more used to traveling in the… Read
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April 15, 2019

By Peg Kern

TIK's Top 7 Tips for Traveling to Europe

Filed Under  Travel Tips

Europe is and has always been our top destination for our culinary vacations and foodie tours. At The International Kitchen we've been helping our travelers explore European culture and gastronomy for decades, and have plenty of tips and tricks to make your stay successful. So what are our top 7 tips for before you leave for Europe? Make sure your documents are in order Check with your cell phone provider… Read
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February 25, 2019

By Peg Kern

Italy Vacation Packages: Our Favorite Tuscany Trips

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

At The International Kitchen, our Italy vacation packages are perfect ways to explore Italy, whether you think of yourself as a foodie or not. Our culinary trips are for private and small-group travel - no busses, no tourist traps, nothing but intimate and authentic foodie and cultural experiences. In a destination like Tuscany, where vacation packages can be overpriced and touristy, it's particularly important to have someone who knows the… Read
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