Month: February 2015

Brittany’s Boozy Cider: cidre is much more than hard cider

France’s Brittany (or Bretagne) region is known for producing some of the world’s best apple spirits and accounts for around 40 percent of France’s total production of cider. By applying the age old farming methods utilized in French vineyards to their apple orchards, these ‘artisanal’ cider producers utilize single-varietal or multiple varieties of sweet, tart and bitter apples (and sometimes pears) to create the finest taste. The terroir or characteristics…

Wish you weren’t here?!! Warm up with May savings.

[caption id="attachment_961" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Menton on the French Riviera[/caption] Things are starting to look like winter will never end! Perhaps you should be thinking of following the sun and escaping to the year round sunshine of the French Riviera or Italy's fabulous Amalfi Coast! Undiscovered French Riviera Walk - we're offering 10% off the May 30th departure. Read the tour description here. Amalfi Coast Walk - 10% off the May…

Contemplating Cuba?

  President Obama’s sudden announcement of normalization of diplomatic relations with Cuba caught everyone by surprise. Although the initial reports seemed to indicate that travel restrictions would be relaxed as well, the actual regulations on travel haven’t changed too much. It’s still illegal for Americans to visit Cuba for tourist activities and only allowed if you fit into one of the 12 authorized categories of travel. Among these are family…