Stumped about what to get the traveler in your life? Try these ideas! Looking for a travel gift this year? When it comes time to buy a travel-loving friend a gift, it’s easy to feel stuck on what to get. Journals are great — but not all travelers are journalers, and those that are – […]

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Top 9 Travel Gifts for 2022

Travel gift

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 […]

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How to Choose the Right Luggage

Choosing the right luggage

It takes a lot of work to get ready for a family trip, even if you have a travel agent doing the planning and booking for you. Choosing the right places and activities, while trying to maintain some semblance of your normal routine, especially if you have younger kids (or grandkids) — Family travel can be a […]

Family travel, Travel, Travel Tips

The Gift of Family Travel

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

Who has the wanderlust gene? You know them when you meet them. People who always keep their passport on hand and can pack for an international trip in twenty minutes flat. They rarely meet a travel idea they don’t like. Folks who would rather take three international trips a year than own a car. They […]

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Do you have the “wanderlust gene”?

wanderlust gene in Tahiti

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 […]

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Sailing Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages Cruise

Virgin Voyages Cruise

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

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 […]

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Where to go and what to eat in Madrid

What to eat and what to see on your first visit to the vibrant county of Portugal. This southern European country certainly doesn’t lack natural or architectural beauty. It’s no wonder you have a desire to visit Portugal. There’s a never-ending number of things to do and see and eat! So, where should you even […]

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Top Tips for Your First Trip to Portugal

You can expect fresh ingredients and loads of flavors whenever you indulge in some of the top foods in Greece, found throughout the country. Their healthy traditional recipes will leave you wanting more, and fortunately, there are a ton of excellent restaurants, eateries, and cafes to choose from. To help you figure out what Greek dish […]

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Top Foods in Greece

Greece restaurant by the sea

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.