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.