We can’t believe that 2015 is almost over! We’ve been thinking a lot about the past year, and in particular the travels we’ve enjoyed planning new product and re-visiting old itineraries in an effort to make sure we always offer our travelers authentic, top-quality cooking vacations with a personal touch.
Karen was the top traveler of the year, with trips to Italy, Greece, Southeast Asia, and two trips to France! Her trips to Greece and Southeast Asia were particularly interesting. In Greece she was checking out the cruise ship that will be used for a group traveling the Greek isles with our long time collaborator Betty Ann Donegan. The trip promised to be a good one (and promises to sell out – but contact us if you’d like to be added to the email list). And it was Karen’s first trip to Southeast Asia after decades of exploring the world! She was particularly impressed with Cambodia, which she found fascinating, and of course with the food. “I didn’t eat a bad meal the entire time I was there, whether it was street food or meals at gourmet restaurants!”
Adrian was our runner-up in the travel department this year, with trips to Venice and Puglia. In the office we like to joke that he was so impressed with Puglia that he talked his fiance into getting married there! (To be fair, it was the first place in Italy they ever visited together as well, so she already love it.) In the Veneto he met with a number of our current partners and scoped out new destinations as well. And in Puglia, our partner Augusto showed him the sites and helped him explore Pugliese cuisine, including the wonderful “crudo barese” (pictured).
Where did your 2015 travels take you? Was there a place you hoped to go that you didn’t make it to? What are your travel goals for 2016?
By Peg Kern
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