Epic food and wine tours of Italy, Spain and beyond. 

Close to the earth. Off the beaten path. Personally guided by travel experts Linda and Jonathan Plazonja.

 

UNIQUE

Anyone can see a country's 'greatest hits.' We'll immerse you in a unique mix of carefully curated artisan and urban experiences--vintners, cheese producers, meat curers, restaurants, and more--that let you experience our destinations like a local.

INTIMATE

Our trips are small by design: most of our destinations are family-run craft producers in original locations. Charming, out-of-the-way, bearing the hallmarks of years of constant use, but just big enough to share their secrets with us.

UNFORGETTABLE

It's said that great travel experiences leave you speechless, then turn you into a storyteller. So, explore the unknown, have an adventure, wake up in an alluring unfamiliar city, meet new people, because life begins where your comfort zone ends.

"Once a year, go someplace you've never been before."  --Dalai Lama

 

As wonderful as they are, there's so much more to Italy than the typical tourist haunts. Explore the wonders of the country voted "#1 destination in the world" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler with experienced hosts who have expertly curated a unique and immersive itinerary for you.

 

 

"People don't take trips; trips take people." --John Steinbeck

 

There are currently 7 billion people on the planet. Or about 6,999,999,990 more than you'll find on our average trip. We'll introduce you to working farmers, vintners and craft producers (most of whom don't speak English, much less open their doors to tourists). The result is an intimate experience that you won't find in any guidebook and that's next to impossible to get anywhere else.

 

 

     "It is not down on any map, true places never are." --Herman Melville

 

Every day in Italy or Spain can and should be magical. Every meal, every vista, every encounter is a chance to laugh, make new friends, experience new flavors, and create exceptional moments that not only live in your mind forever, but actually help change the way you see life altogether.