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COOKING PUGLIA WORKSHOP | EVERYONE AT THE TABLE

    Exciting news to share! In 2023, Julie Marr & Francesco Creanza of Everyone at the Table, are excited to be expanding their workshop repertoire with three different retreats on offer.

    Upcoming dates: June 3-7th, 2023

    Laura Harris Painting Retreat

    TUSCANY PAINTING HOLIDAY | LAURA HARRIS

      Join the wonderfully talented artist, Laura Harris, for a heavenly week of creative, cultural, and epicurean experiences in Lucca, Italy.

      Upcoming dates: Oct 1-8th, 2022

      Image of Laura Harris Painting on a canvas

      PUGLIA PAINTING HOLIDAY | LAURA HARRIS

        Join Canadian artist, Laura Harris, for a heavenly week of creative, cultural, and epicurean experiences in beautiful Puglia, Italy.

        Upcoming dates: Sep 16-23, 2022

        FUMBLING AROUND TUSCANY

          Tour leading is an amazing way to see the world. For sure. It is not without its challenges however. I’ve had many mind-blowingly incredible experiences with a smattering of terrible ones. When asked about my most difficult tour leading experience, I have the same reaction – I pause, tilt my head to the side and smile as snippets of 75+ countries, countless groups, and a myriad  bizarre tour leading moments flash before my eyes. One of my favourite travel tales? Leading a walking tour through Tuscany…blind. Not the kind of “blind” that we use in the industry for doing a tour for the first time, but “blind” as in extremely visually impaired. I had just finished leading a tour in Spain and was on my way to Italy to lead a walking tour through Tuscany. My flights seemed simple enough – Seville to Madrid then Madrid to Rome. Now as much as I like to fancy myself a savvy traveller, I am self-admittedly a terrible packer. I sometimes get a bit lazy when I pack and just toss everything in my checked bag. When I’m on the ball, I pack a carry-on bag with all the essentials such as important documents, guide books, glasses, lipgloss (yes, it’s important), change of clothing, jacket, and extra contact lenses. In this instance I’d been so busy with my group in Spain, that I was not on the ball and therefore didn’t take the extra 5 minutes needed to pack my carry-on well. I… Read More »FUMBLING AROUND TUSCANY