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World Food Day Celebration with 5 Foodie Tours

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This year, to celebrate World Food Day 2021, we’re introducing you to a selection of some of the greatest gastronomy regions across the globe. From Sicilian street foods and traditional Finnish dishes to the Portuguese Vinho Verde, these foodie tours will pique the palate of any discerning gourmand. Whether it’s visiting a local food market or getting hands on at a cookery class, the itineraries on our foodie tours let you discover regional delicacies that give you a real flavour of each destination.

 

Sample Local Wines and Street Foods in Sicily

Meet the Expert: Pepper Trail, Ornithologist

Pepper Trail, Ornithologist

Pepper grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, on a wonderfully dilapidated 100-acre farm. A family trip to Mexico when he was 12 instilled a lifelong love of travel, which has taken him to all seven continents and across the oceans of the world. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University for his field study of the mating behavior of the spectacular Guianan cock-of-the-rock in Suriname, and he's since carried out fieldwork on bird behavior and conservation in the Caribbean, Panama, Polynesia, and Vietnam.

Meet the Expert: Madalena Patacho, Marine Biologist

Madalena Patacho

Madalena grew up surrounded by Portugal’s maritime history in Belém, where she dreamt about exploring the oceans. Her love for the sea led her to study marine biology and receive a master’s degree in Natural Resources Management, specializing in Ecotourism. After graduating, Madalena moved to Príncipe Island, off the west coast of Africa, and worked with local communities on the implementation of a responsible tourism project.

Meet the Expert: Allan Langdale, Art Historian

Hagia Sophia, Turkey

Allan spent most of his childhood in a small mill town on Vancouver Island wondering what the rest of the world was like—and has spent much of his adult life finding out. He has always loved adventure and believes travel to be the pinnacle of all educational experiences. With a Ph.D. in art history from U. C. Santa Barbara Allan has taught many courses on ancient Greek and Roman, Byzantine, and Italian Renaissance art and architecture. Currently working as a lecturer in art history at U. C.

Meet the Expert: Mark Brazil, Ornithologist

Mark Brazil, Ornithologist

Mark developed his fascination with the natural world, especially birds and mammals, during his childhood in the landlocked English county of Worcestershire. He pursued academic interests in biology while studying in England and Scotland, spending his spare time exploring the coasts and mountains of Britain in search of endemic birds. Mark earned his Ph.D. from Stirling University, Scotland, for his work on avian behavioral ecology in Iceland and Scotland.

Discover the fascinating history of Matera, Italy’s remarkable city of stone

A visit to Matera is one like no other. Take the opportunity to discover this incredible city in Italy, with an adventure to the remote southern region of Basilicata. Renowned for its extensive cave-dwelling districts, it delivers magnificent views of rock caves and old stone buildings that rise to a pinnacle and twinkle with light on the city’s warm evenings.

Explore Southern Sicily On The Perfect Cycling Holiday Adventure

Ragusa Town, Italy

Sicily is a true Mediterranean gem just off Italy’s coastline, filled with diverse landscapes, cultural treasures, and delicious traditional cuisine. Our Cycling in Sicily trip is an excellent way to uncover the island’s fascinating history, warm hospitality and interesting culinary influences that blends different cultures while keeping all of Italy's original charm.

Your Guide To The USA’s Greatest National Parks

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In the USA, everything happens on a grand scale – from the bustling cities to the portion sizes at dinner! And for us, the USA’s national parks are a true jewel in the crown of this larger-than-life country.

With a total of 423 national park sites in the United States, it might be hard to decide where to head to first. Luckily, we’ve shared our favourites to help you narrow it down!

Covid Emergency Relief Appeal for India and Nepal: News from the ground

Pony man, Ladakh, India

It is heartbreaking to see the extreme human suffering and economic devastation that Covid-19 has brought to India and Nepal. As is the case in many parts of the world, those who rely on tourism have had no work since the pandemic hit. In India and Nepal, the lack of government support has left many seasonal/freelance staff without any income – particularly in rural areas where alternative work is hard to come by.

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