Traveling on a Budget

November 17, 2020  |  By Peg Kern
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Taking a cooking vacation with The International Kitchen doesn’t mean throwing your budget out the window – quite the contrary! We offer a number of trips that work for the more budget-minded foodie, especially when you take into account that most of our itineraries include accommodations, cooking classes, most (or all) meals, excursions, and usually transfers as well.

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Authentic experience in Piedmont For those looking for a less-expensive cooking holiday, we have a number of great cooking vacations.

So what do we recommend for someone wanting to cook on a budget? One of our most popular shorter itineraries is our 3-night cooking vacation in Piedmont, Authentic Experience in Piedmont, and it’s also one of our most affordable. Not only is your hostess Francesca a great cook, she is wonderfully accommodating! As one of our travelers described it, “This was an unexpected pleasure. While we had anticipated a good time, the actual experience was much better!”

Authentic farmhouse cooking Another amazing option that won’t break your budget is the wonderful Farm to Table in Emilia Romagna. The region of Emilia Romagna is a food-lover’s dream, and it also tends to be one of the more affordable regions. This 3-night itinerary includes a course on making homemade compotes and jams using products from the farm—delicious!

Finally, if you’re looking for a longer itinerary, we offer a tasty and affordable week on the Greek Island of Zakynthos! The 6-night itinerary includes amazing classes on Greek cuisine as well as a fabulously familial environment staying at your hosts’ small villa.

The Greek island of Zakynthos Each of the above trips includes accommodations, cooking courses, most meals, transfers, and excursions. Of course, a self-drive option is also worth considering if you are trying to save money!

Which of the above trips tickles your fancy? We’d love to hear!

By Peg Kern

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