Sharing a villa with friends in Tuscany to glean kitchen techniques from one of the region’s acclaimed chefs. Joining locals at work in Spain’s saffron harvest, then tasting the fruits of your labor in a bowl of fresh paella. Leisurely cruising along the Rhône, stopping to visit the gently rolling vineyards and sample fine Syrahs […]
Contributed by Danny Dietz As we hopped off the Eurail in San Sebastian, Spain, we were surprised by the discovery of yet another language within the same country. In nearly three weeks of travel, we had yet to cross a national border but had traversed three of the 17 autonomous regions that break up Spain into […]
As a kid, did you ever succumb to a food fight? If you did, chances are reprimands and clean up duty followed, but you snickered about it with your buddies and basked in the glory of the messiest shot fired. Fast forward to today. You may have grown up to be a professional, a parent […]
Carnival is celebrated in many places throughout the world. The big event is held on Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, which is 40 days before Easter and is the last party before Ash Wednesday and the more somber period of Lent. Because it is tied to the date of Easter, Carnival can occur anytime from […]
How to choose a travel destination based on cultural dance.
As you travel, you are a representative of your own culture. Remember to respect the differences you encounter and embrace them. A little homework can insure that your hosts see you as a gem, not a jerk.