We frequently select some of our most popular cooking vacations to run a women only week, or WOW weeks, as we call them. After many years of speaking with people about their hopes, desires, and expectations when inquiring about our cooking programs, it became quite clear that a Women’s Only Week would have great appeal. Sure enough, they’ve been some of our most popular weeks – and not just because they’re often offered at a special price!
There are many solo women travelers; they may be single, divorced, widowed, or traveling without a spouse or companion, but the common thread is that they are traveling on their own. TIK thought it would be compelling to many of these women to be in a week with other women, with the likely possibility of finding other travelers with similar interests. And, indeed, it was. Many of our women travelers have bonded to create lifelong friendships and often arrange to travel together. This is our seventh year of running our Women Only Weeks, with great success.
But the women only weeks don’t just appeal to solo travelers. In the past, groups of friends have planned to go on our WOW trips together, and, time and time again, they’ve called these trips the perfect getaway. Not only do the trips include local excursions and hands-on cooking classes, but many include everything from shopping excursions to time at the spa.
The stunning views alone are reason enough to head to the charming town of Sant’ Agata and the magical Relais Oasi Olimpia. Our WOW weeks here also includes a visit to a local farm where they produce olive oil and mozzarella, excursions to Pompeii and towns along the coast, and three cooking classes focused on delicious Neapolitan cuisine. When not exploring the area and meeting the locals, relax by the pool!
Our Tuscan WOW trip takes place at the magnificent il Falconiere located just outside Cortona. This itinerary has it all, including a spa day, no-stress cooking classes with Chef Silvia, and a visit of the estate’s winery.
All of our culinary vacations offer a chance to make lifelong memories, but these women only weeks are the perfect opportunity to gather your girl friends and plan a getaway packed with all your favorite activities. Or pick a trip and make some new friends, who love to travel too!
By Peg Kern
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