Follow your nose and you’ll find the gold. Try local cuisine, unique dishes and hands-on experiences like cooking classes in Seville, Fado feasts in Portugal and a medieval banquet in Ireland.
CHOOSE FOOD AND PACK FOR EXPERIENCES LIKE THESE
THAI COOKING CLASS
Learn the secrets of Thai cuisine at Baan Suan Suda. Stroll through the lush garden of homegrown herbs, vegetables and fruit with your friendly host. Ingredients sorted, it's time to roll up your sleeves and show off your skills. Available on the Essential Thailand tour >
ITALIAN LAKES DINNER
Explore the picturesque streets of Como town with your fellow travelers, marveling at neoclassical mansions and traditional storefronts, before enjoying a delightful dinner with drinks at a local restaurant.
The obvious answer: eat! The not-so-obvious answer: you should explore culture by eating at small, local restaurants. Ignore the big chains you get at home and look to taste unique dishes you wouldn’t find elsewhere. Peruvian Guinea Pig, anyone? Also, opt for dynamic, hands-on experiences like cooking classes or tasting tours, giving you skills and know-how that you can take home.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO THINK ABOUT FOOD IN TRAVEL?
Food represents culture. In general, a country’s signature dish is a source of pride and identity. If you’re intentional in the way you consume food, you get to understand the stories behind dishes and how they represent communities. Plus, it’s a tasty way to travel.