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3 Things to Try While Vacationing in Franschhoek, South Africa

Bucket List Trips, Adventure Travel, Culinary Travel, bucket list, travel destinations, Franschhoek, South Africa, Africa July 4, 2019

When it comes to fine wine, South Africa might not be the first country that comes to your mind. We didn’t think it likely that the place had much to offer in terms of that either, but one trip there and that country has now become one of our favorite wine spots to visit. But we don’t just frequent anywhere in South Africa, no. Our choice place is none other than Franschhoek.

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Our Top Trips for Foodies

Culinary Travel November 21, 2017

It’s Thanksgiving week, time to stuff your face with abandon and enjoy all your favorite foods. While 2017 has been a tough year for travel in a lot of ways, especially hurricane season, there is plenty to be thankful for, such as the lifting of the laptop ban on certain flights. One of the best things about travel is sampling foods from all over the globe and experiencing different flavors, smells and atmosphere throughout the culinary world.

Sometimes you find amazing dishes in unexpected places, like on Celebrated Experiences’ Dublin food walking tour, featuring traditional and contemporary fare from a range of bakeries, food halls and cheesemongers. Wherever you go, there’s always a new taste to be discovered, and below is a rundown of some of the best Virtuoso-preferred companies for going around the world in 180 plates.

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Top Chocolate Tours Around the World

Culinary Travel October 26, 2017

It has to share the Halloween spotlight with costumes, ghost stories and apple-bobbing, but everybody’s favorite sweet treat gets all the attention on Oct. 28, National Chocolate Day. What better way to celebrate than curl up with a glass of hot cocoa and plan a chocolate-themed getaway? Virtuoso-preferred suppliers have some great tours that offer a taste of the sweet life. Here are a few of our top chocolate tours around the world.

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Top Vacations for Beer Lovers

Culinary Travel October 24, 2017

So beer isn’t exactly a new thing. In fact, several of the oldest known recipes discovered around the world are for beer. The Roman historian Tacitus even made special mention of a fermented drink made from barley or other grain in his cultural survey of Germanic tribes. It’s been a staple in many cultures for a long time. But while the latter half of the 20th century was dominated by large breweries taking advantage of mass-marketing, the new millennium is all about craft and microbrews. Some destinations have been in on the act for a while, and others are just getting started. Here’s a sampler of some of the top vacations for beer loversl

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Join Francis Lam of The Splendid Table on a Culinary Expedition

Culinary Travel April 11, 2017

If you love culinary trips, but you also like adventure travel, this culinary expedition from Lindblad Expeditions could be the vacation of your dreams. The Nordic Passages Expedition has two sail dates in 2017, one in June and the other in August. The 14-day expedition on the National Geographic Orion starts in Bergen and ends in Reykjavic.

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