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Travel Plans Grounded? Explore the World of Food, Wine, and Culture from Home

If you’re like us, your travel plans for spring have been impacted by the Coronavirus. Over the next few weeks, as we spend more time at home, we’ll be reaching into our bookshelves, searching the internet, and watching films as a way to explore the world of food, wine, and culture from home. Despite the fact…


Secrets of the Spanish Sparkling: Uncorking Cava

Cava, the sparkling wine of Spain and the not so distant cousin of the French Champagne has an ever-evolving story. Much like a French sparkling made in the Champagne region of the country, are the only bottles bearing the name, Cava originally was strictly from Catalonia exclusively. More modern bottles can be produced elsewhere in…


Taste Washington: Q & A

Taste Washington offers four days to discover 200+ Washington wineries and 65 chefs and restaurants, it’s the only wine and food festival to bring together numerous Washington wines and some of the best chefs in Seattle. This year it will be held March 19-22nd at CenturyLink Field, we asked Emily Silver, one of our Experi…


Celebrating Carnival in Tuscany

The ending of winter ushers in longer days, sunnier weather and a glimpse of springtime. Celebrations this time of year entice us to come out of our winter hibernations and socialize. Carnival in Viareggio is the perfect opportunity to visit Tuscany and awaken a festive spirit. What is Carnival? Carnival is the festival celebration that…

Alexandre III bridge across the Seine, Paris

Paris For All Ages: Tips for Traveling With Kids & Seniors

Since Paris is known as the “city of love,” it only makes sense that you’d want to visit with your nearest and dearest, including grandparents — and kids! The old architecture (think: narrow hallways and steep stairs) and cultural attractions (think: art museums and cathedrals), however, aren’t necessarily the most practical for the youngsters and…

Sicily Landscape

Mount Etna: Europe’s Highest Active Volcano

If you’re interested in food and wine travel, exploring Sicily with Experi is a must. It’s the crossroads of the Mediterranean once inhabited by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, and Normans. Enjoy meals prepared from the freshest local ingredients, explore ancient ruins and cultural treasures, soak in the diverse landscapes and beauty of the Mediterranean’s largest island.…

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Unique and Famous Holiday Traditions from Around the World

The time of year is approaching where families are gathering together, holiday parties are being planned and gifts are being exchanged. The end of each year brings a mix of cultural and familial traditions, but where have some of our most precious holiday activities originated and how have they evolved over the years? Holiday traditions…


Milan the Capital of the Western Roman Empire

Milan is the second-most populated city in Italy, located near Lake Garda. The capital of the Western Roman Empire in previous centuries, the city had an artistic boom during the Italian Renaissance and is now one of four fashion capitals in the world. Since a day trip to Milan from Lake Garda is not far…


Beyond Bubbly: Things to Do in Champagne

When you consider the best places to visit for vino fans, Tuscany, Italy often comes to mind. And likely, Burgundy, France. Or even the North Island of New Zealand and Napa, California. But a hidden gem — and rarely discussed — is Reims and Epernay, France. These two cities are the home of champagne and…


Parisian Phrases: Language Tips for Travelers to Paris

When planning a trip to Paris, there’s a million things to put on the to-do list. But well before worrying about daily plans or the packing list, it’s important to take time to learn helpful French phrases to ensure that you can get around the City of Light with as little trouble as possible. While…


Verona, Italy: Top Stops to Visit

Verona is an Italian city just 30 minutes outside of Lake Garda. It’s easy to see in a day and accessible by train. Founded by the Roman Empire on the banks of the Adige River in 89 C.E., the town flourished under Roman rule until the collapse of the empire in 476 A.D. Verona is…

Grand Canal in Venice, with Santa Maria della Salute Basilica in the background

Venice is a Must-See in Italy: How to Spend a Day There

Venice is a city situated on a lagoon in northeastern Italy. Known as the “Queen of the Adriatic,” Venice uses a canal-based transportation system, and as such, gondola boats have come to represent the inescapable romance of the city. Whether you’re a foodie, photographer, history or architecture buff, Venice is a must-see in Italy. If…


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