Category: Travel Tips

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September 9, 2021

By Peg Kern

Highlights of our Tuscan Villa Culinary Vacation in the Chianti

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

Have you dreamed about renting a luxury Tuscan villa and exploring the wonderful gastronomy of Italy on a Tuscany food and wine tour? How about cooking with a friendly and accomplished local chef to learn to make traditional Tuscan and Italian dishes? We're very excited to show off our recently revamped Tuscan villa cooking vacation in the Chianti. Of course, we have a lot of amazing culinary tours in Tuscany.… Read
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August 24, 2021

By Adrian Hall

What Is It Like to Travel to Europe Right Now? 

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

After more than a year with no travel, the experience of being on vacation in Greece felt like a breath of fresh air and gave us a newfound gratitude for being able to go abroad once again. Binging travel shows while stuck at home is no substitute for the rejuvenation you get from the real thing! What It's Like to Fly to Europe Right Now Our journey from Chicago to Athens was… Read
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June 9, 2021

By Peg Kern

5 Best Things about Our New Flavors of Puerto Rico Culinary Vacation

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK, Wines & Spirits, USA

We always love expanding our culinary tours into new destinations, and we could not be more thrilled with our newest culinary tours in Puerto Rico! What could be better than a top culinary destination with a European feel, a ton of history and culture, miles of coastline, and part of the US? US travelers don't even need a passport, and it's a quick plane ride away. Yes, you do currently… Read
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May 21, 2021

By Peg Kern

Culinary Vacations in Spain with The International Kitchen: Status Update

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

Updated September 9, 2021. Spain opened in June to U.S. tourists, and it remains open - if you are vaccinated. Read on for details on the entry requirements and what to expect while you are traveling! See all our culinary tours in Spain. Who Can Travel to Spain? U.S. travelers to Spain will have to show proof of vaccination to enter, and the vaccination schedule needs to be complete (that… Read
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May 19, 2021

By Peg Kern

Introducing Two New Culinary Vacations in Mexico

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

Mexico is one of the most fascinating destinations for our culinary vacations. The cuisine is incredible mix of fresh, indigenous ingredients and methods going back thousands of years, and new ingredients and methods brought from Europe, Africa, and Asia during Mexico's centuries of colonization. Add to that the culinary identity that has been informed by the two hundred and some years since Mexico gained independence, and you have one of… Read
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May 6, 2021

By Peg Kern

Traveling to France on Our French Culinary Vacations: Status Update

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

Updated September 13, 2021. France started welcoming American travelers back on June 9th of this year, and our culinary travelers to France have been enjoying their travels there. Starting September 13, France has announced that vaccinated US travelers are still permitted entry to France for tourism purposes. Unvaccinated US travelers, however, will have to present a negative COVID test and self-isolate for 7 days. This means that traveling to France… Read
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