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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 ...

Feb 09, 2017

Mozzarella Cheese

One of my favorite gastronomic products from the Amalfi Coast - and one of the area's most quintessential products - is mozzarella cheese. This cheese can be found all over...

Feb 03, 2017

Hands-On Cooking Classes in Rome

Whether you are visiting Rome on your own or letting us design a fabulous custom-made Rome itinerary for you, our cooking classes in Rome are an experience not to be missed! It's not just the food...

Jan 30, 2017

Some of Our Top Tips for Visiting Rome

There are so many things to see in Rome, the so-called Eternal City, that one can live there for years and still not see them all (trust me, I've tried!). Not only the seat of some of the world's most important history...

Jan 26, 2017

Favorite Winter Destinations

Because it's the end of January and Chicago's mired in the cold gray days, we thought we'd feature a couple of our best winter destinations in today's blog. These are by no means ...

Jan 24, 2017

Tuscan Recipe for Butternut Squash and Spelt Soup

One of our favorite winter dishes, this Tuscan soup is both hearty and delicious. Even my six-year old loves it, as it's the perfect mix of creaminess from the squash and texture from the spelt. Plus...

Jan 20, 2017

A Pork With Wine Grape Recipe from our Napa Valley Guide

Napa Valley might be best known for its wine, but it's also a foodie heaven. During a trip to this beautiful part of the States, you'll be treated to gourmet dishes paired with local wines. In other words, matches made in heaven! You'll also have a true insider...

Jan 18, 2017

Introducing our Newest Foodie Vacation: Traverse City, Michigan

I'll be the first to admit that Traverse City, Michigan holds a pretty special place in my heart. Not only did I get married in the area, but my family has been going up to Northern Michigan for decades. The sheer beauty of the place is enough to draw you in... which Good Morning America...


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