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Mar 28, 2017

Travel Tips: Getting around by Car in Portugal

Portugal is an easy country to see whether by car or by train. Only about as large as the state of Illinois, it offers a ton of exciting things to see in the cities and the countryside. Certainly the easiest way to manage your trip is to let us handle the logistics - that's what we're here for! But you also....

Mar 24, 2017

My Favorite Cooking Classes

It's Friday - time for Friday favorites! And today I'm remember a couple of the many amazing cooking classes I've taken over the years I've been with The International Kitchen. I've always like to cook...

Mar 21, 2017

What to Expect During Our Cooking Classes

So you've heard that cooking vacations and cooking classes are a fun thing to do but you're not sure what to expect when you book one. Do you eat what you make? What if you ...

Mar 14, 2017

Recipe for Spanish Paella

If you think of Spanish cuisine you might very well think "paella"! And you would be right to do so, as this is one of Spain's signature dishes, and certainly one of my favorites. The key to good paella? The ...

Mar 07, 2017

A Few of our Favorite Things

One might say The International Kitchen itself is dedicated to our favorite things - food and travel. But this week at TIK we're delving a bit further into our favorite things (or some of them), and we mean both ...

Mar 04, 2017

Paris Neighborhoods

We're winding up our week talking about Paris with a brief tour through some of our favorite neighborhoods. I've stayed many places in Paris, and the fact is, I've loved them all. Each street ....

Feb 28, 2017

Travel Tips: Arriving in Paris

I have to be perfectly honest and say that Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris is not my favorite airport to fly into or out of - and even worse is trying to make a connection...

Feb 20, 2017

A Day in Lisbon

Lisbon is a fascinating city well worth exploring for many days. Here are a few of our favorite things to do there. You could easily break these activities up over the course of many days as well ...

Feb 15, 2017

Panna Cotta Recipe

How did you spend your Valentine's Day? Did you cook a special dinner or go out to eat? Last year my husband and I were in Florence for Valentine's Day, which would have been more...

Feb 13, 2017

Trips for Two: Romantic Destinations

Looking for a last-minute Valentine's Gift? In addition to our many wonderful itineraries for friends and families traveling together, as well as for solos, we offer destinations ...


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