Welcome 2020


Can it be that it was two decades ago that I first landed in Italy, fell in love and almost 20 years later, as we are about to ring in 2020, be sitting here at my desk, writing a blog about the fantastic year Delectable Destinations has had in 2019? One word: GRATEFUL I am … Continued

An Authentic Amalfi Coast Christmas & A Bonus Recipe From A Nonna!


We’re excited to share a special guest post today from Alfonso Vincenzo Mauro. Alfonso is an incredible guide and scholar who’s local to Vietri sul Mare on the Amalfi coast. The post is a treasure trove of history and humor about the Christmas traditions of one of Italy’s most famous regions. His historic tours of … Continued

Easy Ways to Be A More Sustainable Traveler


Shop and eat local when you can! This photo was taken on one of our trips on the Amalfi Coast at a market in Vietri sul Mare. Even if you’re a warrior recycler, composter, and generally eco-conscious person at home, you may adopt a completely different lifestyle when traveling. It’s possible you simply forget or … Continued

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


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