These seaside ports are off the beaten path for most cruise ships. In fact, only the smaller vessels can make it to their docks. You’ll have these 4 hidden gems of the Mediterranean all to yourself. Timeless Retreat – Lipari, Italy Hovering off of Sicily’s northeast coast, Lipari sits in the bright blue waters facing […]
First-time cruiser? I’m sure you’ve got a million questions, but there’s no need to lose sleep wondering about how it will all go. We are here to help! Here’s what you need to know about getting on and off the cruise ship. Embarkation This is the process used by cruise ships to verify everyone who […]
The Rhine and Danube Rivers offer cruises with some similarities. They flow through some of the most scenic places in Europe. You will see bustling cities, charming villages, and even picturesque fields. Castles dot the countryside. If you are just getting ready to take your first European river cruise, or you’ve been on several, you […]
If you’re someone who is new to cruises, it can feel like an overwhelming process. Here are some tips to avoid cruise planning mistakes. There are many things that are unique to the cruising world that don’t show up in “regular” travel. One of the things that first-time cruisers don’t realize is that cruise lines plan itineraries years in advance. […]
What’s it like to sail Billionaire Richard Branson’s new Cruise Line? Well, first off, this is not your grandmother’s cruise. Although grandmothers and EVERYONE else are welcome onboard a Virgin Voyages Cruise. Not only welcome, but this is an instance where there is truly something for everyone. While the dining and the technology are certainly […]
At Gourmet Adventures Travel Co., I craft culinary getaways for travelers who love to eat well and yearn to truly savor the authentic side of their destination. From a river cruise through Provencal wine country to a journey through the heady spice markets and medinas of Morocco, you'll taste your way through the world's most enchanting landscapes.
My secret sauce for perfectly planned escapes? Before I was a travel advisor, I was a chef-so you can trust me to sniff out the best culinary experiences abroad, steer you to life-changing restaurants, and bake up a vacation truly fit for your food-loving soul. Through my industry connections and first-hand experiences, I am able to uncover "off-menu" adventures for you. And since everybody's palate is different, your culinary travel journey will be uniquely tailored to what you want to see, do and taste.