When Is The Best Time To Go To Italy

When Is The Best Time To Go To Italy?

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Italy is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. With its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, remarkable cuisine, and delectable wines, it’s not hard to see why. Our tour operations team gets asked quite frequently – when is the best time to go to Italy?

In our opinion, the best time to go to Italy is in April, May, September, or October, during the shoulder seasons. We typically schedule our small group public tours during the shoulder seasons of the destinations we visit. We do this for several reasons – mostly due to weather, cost, and not wanting to have to share such fabulous locales with a lot of other tourists. Italy’s high season is considered to be June – July.

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How To Negotiate At World Markets

How To Negotiate at World Markets

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We’re not big on bringing home lots of little chochkies from places we’ve visited, but tend to focus on meaningful items that come from local artisans and aren’t mass produced such as artwork, jewelry, leather goods, etc. The best place to find these little gems is at the local markets. Since it isn’t an everyday part of American culture, some travelers are unsure how to negotiate at these world markets.

Some cultures consider it rude if you don’t try to negotiate. Haggling is expected in markets in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and even Europe. Not negotiating a price is seen as economic arrogance or snobbish. Make sure to look up what is acceptable in the area you are traveling online or in a guidebook before you go.

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Food & Wine of Bordeaux - New Vacation

Exploring the Food & Wine of Bordeaux – A New Tour!

By | Taste Vacations, Wine

We are quite selective in the regions we choose to add to our food, wine and beer tour schedule. We like to focus on desirable culinary destinations where we can provide our travelers with remarkable experiences.

With that in mind, we are very excited to announce our newest food and wine tour to iconic Bordeaux, France. There are so many reasons to explore this incredible city and region including the history, cuisine, and of course, wine of Bordeaux.

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Group Travel for Introverts

No Need For Anxiety – Group Travel For Introverts

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Traveling for introverts can be daunting – even if you have a passion for experiencing new things and seeing new destinations. Not everyone has close friends or family that share their love of travel which for some people can be a pretty big roadblock to seeing the world. Completely solo travel for introverts can be quite overwhelming and uncomfortable – but there is another way – group travel!

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Sonoma Wine and Walking Tour

Pairing Wine With Walking – Sonoma County In The Fall

By | Taste Vacations, Wine

Wine is almost always produced in beautiful, bucolic locations.  So why settle for driving to a winery, doing a tasting, buying a few bottles, and moving on? We think you should pause, take in your surroundings, talk to the people responsible for the end product, learn the history of the place, and then head inside or out on a patio to taste the wine. We assure you that your tasting will have more meaning due to the context you’ve just been given.

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