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A few of the Roman skyline on a culinary tour of Italy.
Mar 10, 2020

Italy and the Coronavirus

As news arrived that all of Italy is now under lockdown we wanted to provide an additional update to our previous post (What to Do if You Are Worried about Travel and the Coronavirus). What we know: the lockdown that was in place in northern Italy has been extended to all of Italy until April […]

Arriving in Europe on our culinary tours with TIK.
Mar 06, 2020

What to Do If You Are Worried about Travel and the Coronavirus

Over 16 million Americans traveled to Europe in 2019, and over 5 million traveled to Asia. (1) It is clear that Americans love to travel, and we love to travel internationally. And yet right now, we are seized by indecision about how the current COVID-19 illness, caused by the new strain of Coronavirus, will affect […]

Jul 25, 2016

All About Olive Oil

This week we’ll be talking about some of our special themed itineraries such as olive harvest week! Our most popular destinations are in the Mediterranean basin, where olive oil reigns supreme. In fact, some scientists actually classify the …

Jul 22, 2016

A Christmas Eve Dinner in the French Alps

We’re wrapping up our Christmas in July week by talking about one of our favorite holiday meals: Christmas Eve dinner. For those who celebrate Christmas, this is perhaps one of the most celebrated of meals — even more so than the food on Christmas day…

Jul 20, 2016

Tour Guide Interview with Augusto of Puglia, Italy

One of the many pleasures of travel is the ability to meet and get to know the locals — and that includes your tour guides. Puglia isn’t a destination very well known by many considering a trip to Italy, but it’s a beautiful one, with so many things to see and do (and eat!)…

Jul 11, 2016

The Regions of France

If you travel to France you’ve probably realized that the country is divided into different regions, much like the US is divided into States (and States into counties). If you’ve traveled to France recently, you might have noticed that many of them have changed, resulting in such mouthfuls as the region of “Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charente”…

Jul 08, 2016

Ballotine de Poulet Recipe from our Gascony Cooking Vacation

The southern region of Gascony in France is known for its culinary prestige and traditions, in no small part due to the abundance of duck foie gras as well as roquefort cheese (“the king of cheeses”). But duck isn’t the only game on the menu. Chicken is also a part of their diet, and during our Cooking in Gascony culinary vacation…