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Customized Tour Benefits

November 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Customized Tour Benefits

We just finished our first tour that we customized for another business owner for their clients. We partnered with the owner and chef of Aroma Thyme Bistro restaurant in Ellenville, NY and had an amazing experience. We received information about the vineyards and areas that the chef had contacts in and we geared the entire…

Eating Local

May 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Eating Local

Travel is such an exciting way to broaden your palate! When you travel abroad, you find all kinds of foods that you may not have available to you locally. Most countries have specialty foods or spices or ways of preparing food that are unique to their culture. I always suggest trying to sample the local cuisine…

France – Food & Beverage

June 16, 2015 | Comments Off on France – Food & Beverage

It’s not a surprise that every country has its distinctive cuisine and specialty drinks, but France goes beyond that. Most top chefs have trained at some point in France. The wine industry looks to France for its standards. And the French are very proud of their reputation for being food and wine aficionados. But what…

France – Culture & Events

June 9, 2015 | Comments Off on France – Culture & Events

Have you heard the term “rude Americans”? Do you ever wonder where that term and stereotype came from? It’s not something I want to be known as, so when I started traveling to France, I decided to do some research to find out how to avoid being labeled that way. It was eye opening! I’m…

France – Cities & Sites

June 2, 2015 | Comments Off on France – Cities & Sites

I think France and New York State have a lot in common. What do I mean? When people hear that I live in New York, they immediately think that I live in New York City. When people think of France, they immediately envision the Eiffel Tower and Paris. But New York is MORE than just…

Germany – Travel Culture

May 26, 2015 | Comments Off on Germany – Travel Culture

Germany is similar to any other foreign country with its own set of standards and rules of etiquette. Learning some of these, along with some useful German phrases and a good dose of adventure will help to make your visit more enjoyable. The following are some ideas to help you in your travels. Punctuality is…

Germany – Food & Beverages

May 19, 2015 | Comments Off on Germany – Food & Beverages

Traveling to Germany brings with it the anticipation of enjoying traditional foods from different parts of the country. Traditional recipes have a way of transforming into familiar meals when brought back home though. Did you know that some of OUR favorite fast food items originated in Germany? Our hamburger started as Hamburg’s meat rissoles, a mixture…

Germany – Culture & Events

May 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Germany – Culture & Events

Germany – Culture & Events   German culture is that beautiful and unique mix of precise efficiency and downright fun! This is evident in the layout of each city, the timeliness of the German train system and the celebration of each festival, complete with costume, song and usually beer! Traveling through Germany will allow you…

Northern Ireland – Culture & Events

April 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Northern Ireland – Culture & Events

Northern Ireland – Culture & Events I am currently sitting in Belfast in Northern Ireland and experiencing the custom of an afternoon tea! That will soon be replaced by a pint or an Irish whiskey, but I thought I should share a little of what we’ve experienced so far on our trip to Northern Ireland…

Northern Ireland – Cities & Sites

April 7, 2015 | Comments Off on Northern Ireland – Cities & Sites

CITIES & SITES OF NORTHERN IRELAND   When you think of Northern Ireland, Belfast is certainly at the top of the list. The capital and largest city of the country, it’s not surprising that it’s the first to come to mind, but Northern Ireland goes beyond Belfast! The city of Belfast was voted one of…

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