Have you been to Madrid? My first encounter with the city was a short 24 hour layover on route to Mallorca. Those few hours set off a strong desire to return for more. With so much to see and so many wonderful things to eat, three – four days is best for exploring this great […]

European Travel, Food Travel, Madrid, Spain, Things to do, Travel

Where to go and what to eat in Madrid


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 […]

Bilbao, Croatia, Culinary Travel, European Travel, Food Travel, France, International Travel, Paris, Riviera, Spain

What is a Michelin-starred restaurant?

Amuse bouche at Mirazur Restaurant Menton France

In Spain, both words describe the tasty morsels before dinner.  As a late-night affair, dinner needs to be preceded with a snack to hold off the hunger.  Known as tapas throughout most of Spain these little snacks can certainly make a meal on their own.  Only in the Basque region of Spain are the small […]

Bilbao, San Sebastian, Spain

Spain’s Pintxos Vs. Tapas with sample recipes for your next happy hour at home

A vacation driving from Bilbao to San Sebastián is a little about the scenery and a lot about the eating.  I have never been to an area where food is the epicenter of culture, quite how it is in the Spanish Basque region. It’s a food-lovers paradise.  Foodie magazines hail San Sebastián and its neighboring […]

San Sebastian, Spain

Eating your way through Basque country or…how to live your own Anthony Bourdain fantasy in Spain

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.