Things to Take Care of BEFORE You Leave For Vacation Congrats, you’re going on vacation and you’re super excited about planning your trip. Keep riding that high by using this pre-travel checklist. You’ll address a major stressor that is often overlooked: preparing to leave for vacation. As much as we all want to just pack […]

International Travel, Travel Tips

Your Pre-Travel Checklist

Pre travel checklist at the airport

What to bring and how to keep them safe  Planning for a dream vacation can be one of the most exciting things to look forward to. From picking a location to choosing a hotel, making your itinerary, and deciding what to see and do, it can be quite thrilling. However, among all the excitement, don’t […]

International Travel, Travel Tips

International Travel Documents

Anyone who has traveled across time zones knows the foggy, headachy, dragging feeling of jet lag. It’s awful, and it can interfere with productivity and enjoyment on any trip. Especially if you have a somewhat limited time — say, a week in Paris — jet lag can cut into the fun of half your trip! […]

International Travel, Travel Tips

How to avoid Jet Lag 🥱

Using a travel advisor

There have been a few major events in history that have impacted the travel industry. Things like 9/11, the invention of the internet, and the Coronavirus pandemic have caused travel agencies to make changes in order to stay relevant and serve their clients well. What are those changes, and how do they affect you? Let’s […]

International Travel, Travel Tips

Value of Using a Travel Advisor Today

using a travel agent

5 Questions for Choosing the Right Luggage for Your Next Trip Make sure you choose the right luggage from the start. Almost all travelers have a Nightmare Luggage Story. You spent a lot of money on a fancy brand-name bag that broke on the first leg of the trip. Or you skimped on the spending […]

International Travel, Packing Tips, Travel, Travel Tips

How to Choose the Right Luggage

Choosing the right luggage

For some people, a dream destination (bucket-list trip) pops easily into their minds. They know exactly where they would go in a heartbeat if there were no obstacles.  For others, it’s a bit more ambiguous. You might have an idea about what you’d like, but you might not be entirely certain where you’d have your passport […]

International Travel, Travel, Travel Tips

Don’t miss your dream bucket-list trip

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. […]

Cruise, International Travel, Travel Tips

How to avoid Cruise Planning Mistakes

cruise planning

Want to make sure your trip is personalized just for you? There are, of course, thousands of possible trips out there. There are plenty of great trips to choose from — and then there are trips that are great for you. Being honest about what you want and need and getting to know your own personal travel […]

Culinary Travel, European Travel, Food Travel, International Travel, Travel Tips

Discover Your Personal Travel Profile

Personal travel profile

10 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent – Especially NOW Are you starting to think about that next vacation? Wondering when and how you can get to some amazing destinations? Maybe you should use a travel agent? Yes, we’re still around. Actually, we never went away. And our expertise is needed now more than ever […]

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Why use a Travel Agent?

Why use a travel agent

And why should you go to one?  Chefs across the globe yearn for a Michelin Star on their door. Guests travel thousands of miles just to sit at one of these lauded tables (and sometimes spend a load of cash too!). What’s the big deal about a Michelin-starred restaurant? Here are the basics: According to […]

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What is a Michelin-starred restaurant?

Amuse bouche at Mirazur Restaurant Menton France

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.