Happy Valentine’s Day – Chocolate Orange Pots Dessert Recipe

           

Last Fall we added another wonderful region to our list of Delectable Destinations… Burgundy, France.  Known as “Côte-d’Or”, this historic heart of Burgundy is a patchwork of beautiful landscapes, valleys, rivers, canals and vineyards – surrounded by a magnificent countryside and dotted throughout with majestic & charming towns. We visited some of the most famous … Continued

Celebrating 10 years of Delectable Destinations

           

Wow… 10 years. When did that happen! Yes, it’s been 10 years since I started Delectable Destinations. 2008 was the year to move forward (with a lot of support) and follow a dream, a passion. My first visit to Italy, and to the incredibly charming town of Ravello on the Amalfi Coast was over 18 years … Continued

Enchanting India and our Magazine Debut

           

Enchanting India and our Magazine Debut     Cover Photo by Annapurna Mellor This past February we were once again happily back in India for an amazing tour – “The Colors of Rajasthan” experience. We visited the cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra and then ventured further south to Udaipur, the “city of lakes”, and … Continued

Long flights? Jet lag? No problem!

           

Long flights? Jet lag? No problem! Stuck on a plane for six hours? Ten? Maybe longer? We can be so excited to get where we’re going that we forget about the downside of plane travel – swollen legs, viruses, disorienting jet-lag. As I prepare for yet another season of travel, I realized that I can’t … Continued

Photos that will get you packing to Andalucia, Spain!

           

Andalucia, Spain – For many reasons, one of our favorite destinations. A place of wonder, beauty, a world-class leader in cuisine and wines, magnificent monuments & moorish castles, deep-rooted history and of course, the warm and welcoming locals – the southern region of Spain is full of treasures and guarantees something for everyone. Get “Spain” … Continued

Our Guide to Packing – Helpful Suggestions for Travel – India and Beyond

           

I spend much of my year traveling for business and for pleasure, often for weeks at a time. By now, I have packing down to an art. Since I personally escort my group tours, the most common mistake I see when guests arrive is over-packing. And believe me, it’s easy to over-pack! Even armed with … Continued

Capturing 2017 – Our Year in Review

           

This week we’re reminiscing about some of the great moments we enjoyed this year with our guests. Seems Italy was the popular choice for 2017 but no doubt all our destinations are wonderful and look forward to visiting them next year. On tap for next year: Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Puglia, Sicily, France, Ireland and India. … Continued

A Timeless Dessert from the Amalfi Coast – Mamma Agata’s Famous Lemon Cake

           

A timeless dessert from the Amalfi Coast – Mamma Agata’s Lemon Cake Recipe: The Amalfi Coast of Italy is one if the most spectacular places on earth known for its breathtaking beauty, stunning vistas and renowned cuisine. From fresh pastas and local seafood, to sweet delicacies that are sure to sweep you off your feet, the foods … Continued

Mamma Agata’s Spaghetti del Contadino Recipe

           

Mamma Agata’s Spaghetti del Contadino Recipe As most of you know, I live to travel and love to eat great food and that is one of the main reasons I started Delectable Destinations almost 10 years ago. I can hardly believe that it has been over 17 years ago that I first got my first taste of Italy and the “dolce … Continued

Jodie’s Bucket List Trip to the Amalfi Coast

           

It has been three years since I returned from my “bucket list trip”and I find myself longing for another unique experience. As I am a diehard follower of Delectable Destinations website, I read all of the blogs and follow upcoming trips, once again looking for the perfect match for my next experience. I felt I … Continued