Category: Travel Tips

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November 4, 2022

By Peg Kern

Reviewing a Vacation in Bellagio on Lake Como

Filed Under  Destination Features, Interviews, Travel Tips, Italy

One of the benefits of having a culinary traveler who is also a journalist is getting wonderful feedback when they return from our culinary vacations. Writer David Sharos shared his experiences of our cooking vacation at Don Alfonso 1890 some years ago, and now he is back with his take on a tour of Bellagio and Lake Como. My last trip to Italy was back in 2019 when my wife… Read
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August 25, 2022

By Peg Kern

Travel Trends for 2023

Filed Under  Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK

We don't have a crystal ball, but we do keep our finger on the pulse of travel nation, and we've been noticing some expected travel trends for 2023 that we'd like to share. Some of these are based on our decades of experience in travel, including following rough travel periods like post-9/11 and during the 2006 recession. Others are based on what we're hearing from travel colleagues: other tour operators,… Read
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August 1, 2022

By Peg Kern

What to See in Naples: Top Three Sites to See

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Italy

Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast are among our top destinations, and frequently our travelers ask if they should also take time to visit Naples. Our answer is always a resounding yes. The sprawling southern metropolis is unlike other parts of Italy. Whether you visit it for a day or a week, you will see a completely unique Italy full of culture, history, food, and friendly people. I'm not saying there… Read
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July 13, 2022

By Peg Kern

10 Tips for a Hassle Free Trip

Filed Under  Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK

You may be hearing about flight cancelations, long lines for tourist attractions, understaffing at hotels, and a host of other hassles that might affect your trip. We have a lot of culinary travelers on the ground these days in Europe and beyond, and so far (knock on wood!) the reports of travel catastrophes has been hugely exaggerated. There is always the chance of flight schedule changes, delays, cancelations, and other… Read
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June 6, 2022

By Peg Kern

Highlights of the Sicilian Baroque on our Sicily Cooking Vacations

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Italy

The Italian Baroque was one of the most florid and proliferous art movements in what is modern-day Italy, lasting from the late 16th to the early 18th centuries. Its famous art and architecture are particularly known for their grandeur, drama, and exuberance.  The Sicilian Baroque, however, is its own movement. Although related to the wider Italian Baroque, the Sicilian baroque was developed on the island in the 17th and 18th… Read
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June 3, 2022

By Peg Kern

Best Day Trips from Florence by Train

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Italy

Florence is one of our most popular destinations for our cooking vacations and culinary tours. We offer a wonderful 5-night Florence for the Food Lover tour, but we also offer custom private ours in Florence for any amount of time. Frequently travelers add extra days in Florence either to our Florence tour or to any of our Tuscany cooking vacations. It's such an amazing city to explore! Small enough to… Read
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