2 Weeks in Italy with Kids: A family-friendly Itinerary

Intergenerational travel can be a wonderful way for families to connect. Traveling this way helps to maximize your vacation time. You don’t have to split vacations between family members and destinations—it brings your worlds together. And, relationships grow. It’s also a chance to prioritize time and experiences together over material things—a good lesson for the young and young at…

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What is a Crêpe? These delicate pancakes are known as ‘crêpes’ in France. Their name comes from Old French ‘crespe’ which traces back to the Latin ‘crispa’ or ‘crispus’ which means curled. This probably refers to their often slightly ruffled edges. A French café that specializes in crêpes is known as a crêperie. Crêpes are…

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Spain’s region of Andalucia is composed of eight provinces, stretching from the south-east to the south-west of the country, each one named for its capital city: Cadiz, Cordoba, Jaen, Huelva, Almeria, Malaga, Granada and Seville. Andalucia is the southernmost region of continental Europe; it is the largest region in Spain, and has the largest population, most…

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Visiting the big Andalusian cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada in Southern Spain and looking to experience one or more of the famous white washed villages (pueblos blancos) of Andalusia? The dazzling white washed villages of Andalusia along the coastline and in the Sierras are charming and make for a perfect day trip from one…

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We’ve been designing custom itineraries of Spain for many years, and for the 28 years we lived in Spain, every time we had visitors (family and friends) we would take them to see the Alhambra, one of the most magical sights to experience in this part of the world. Over the years, we’ve garnered a…

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How to order wine in Spain. From the rustic taverns to the elegant Michelin-starred restaurants, wherever you go in Spain, you’ll want to order and enjoy amazing wines. Here are some of our practical tips and general insights into ordering wine in Spain. Ordering Wine in Spain 1 What’s On a Wine List in Spain So,…

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Spain is the world’s largest producer of wine and the country with the largest number of vineyards in the world. We love telling our clients that after cereals and olives, the grape is Spain’s most cultivated crop. Wine tours and tastings give you an insight into the makings of wine, cava and port. But, there’s…

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There are several ways to wash your cloths while on holiday.  As a Tour Manager being on the road for essentially several months at a time in Europe, I choose various methods depending on my needs. If I have time to stop in to see my sister in law in Italy, I am lucky to…

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Italy is the 3rd largest cheese producer in the EU and the 4th largest in the world. There are over 2500 varieties of traditional Italian cheese and out of these around 300 types of cheese come under Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)—an agriculture product designation given by the EU to keep the production exclusivity of…

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Torta del Casar

Spain Produces a Wide Variety of High Quality Cheeses Spain may not be as famous as its northern neighbor in the cheese world, but that is definitely due to a lack of marketing and not a lack of spectacular cheese! From creamy raw cow’s milk Arzúa to the sharp aged blends of sheep’s milk in cured Manchego, Spanish cheese runs…

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