Culinary Trips with TIK: Winter Destinations

Relaxing at the beach during your Greek cooking vacation.We have a lot of great winter travel destinations, both for travelers who seek to escape the cold and for those who seek it out. Today we’re concentrating on some of our warmer destinations that we think make a great place to visit in the winter months.

Cooking Vacations in India

India is one of the most diverse and multi-cultural destinations in the world, and a serious destination for culinary travelers. Learning how to layer the many herbs and spices of Indian cuisine to create rich flavor profiles is surely one of the highlights of any Indian cooking vacation. However, if you’re looking forward to getting away from the winter, it’s also a perfect option for a cold-weather warm up!

A couple enjoying a hands-on cooking class in Vietnam with The International Kitchen.

Visit Southeast Asia on a Culinary Tour

Another great option is Southeast Asia. You could explore our cooking itinerary in Vietnam and Cambodia, but for a real winter treat, try our culinary cruise on the Mekong River. It is one of the longest and most biodiverse rivers in the world, and a great starting point for exploring the food and culture of the Indochina Peninsula.

Pre-Columbian ruins in MexicoHead South to Mexico!

Of course, the western hemisphere also offers plenty of travel options for those seeking to flee the cold and snow. Mexico has long been a favorite winter destinations for US travelers, and what better way to the explore the amazing flavors of authentic Mexican cuisine? We have a number of options in Mexico, including a wonderful Christmas week in central Mexico, a cooking vacation in the Yucatan at the school of a James Beard Award-winning chef, and a weeklong culinary stay on the exquisite Riviera Maya.

Of course, these are only a few of the many destinations we offer that are perfect options in the winter. Argentina and Peru are also amazing winter-weather travel destinations.

Where are you planning to travel this winter, and more importantly, do you plan to cook?

By Peg Kern

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