“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so
― Ruth Reichl
Think of any destination on the planet and you will find people devoted to elevating food to an art form. Traveling with a focus on food, cooking and culinary brings about a rich experience of knowing a culture from their farms, cheese caves, kitchens, stores and restaurants. Exploring and discovering what people eat in different parts of the world becomes an obsession that culminates in sharing a table with people in a joyous celebration.
If you're hungry to explore the world through food and wine, you have ample choices to satisfy your taste for adventure. We know of the best food focused journeys to explore cultures and regions, where food takes center stage in some the world's most exciting and exotic locations. Want to cook in a Tuscan village where women prepare regional dishes from recipes handed down from generation to generation using food grown on their land and other local ingredients? How about learning to cook Peruvian cuisine while touring the Sacred Valley of the Incas and exploring Machu Picchu?
Don't feel like doing the cooking? You can eat your way through Croatia including private kitchens in the ancient town of Dubrovnik where Game of Thrones is filmed, eat oysters on islands in France, and in the stalls in a local open air markets throughout the world. If you want to see a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites eating at the oldest gourmet restaurants in the world, head to Albania, Montenegro and Greece. Think of a destination you want to travel to and you can find you an unforgettable culinary experience. If you don't want to cook there are plenty of opportunities where you get to indulge and someone else does all the preparation.