Cooking holidays and wine

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Guest review: Mike relives his French cookery break in Gramont, Gascony

Mike and his friend decided to celebrate their 50 year friendship anniversary in style, so they chose the all inclusive French cookery short break with hosts David and Vikki. I got to have a chat with Mike for the inside scoop on how his three nights went (which led to us talking […]

Our holidays make up 12% of The Telegraph’s 25 life-changing holidays

Our holidays make up 12% of The Telegraph’s 25 life-changing holidays

It’s not everyday you make it on The Telegraph’s list of 25 holidays that could change your life — but today, we made it three times over! We are so pleased to have been chosen for spots 1, 12 and 21 with some of our best activity holidays. Here’s the rundown: #1: […]

We made The Guardian’s 10 best language holidays with activities around the world

We made The Guardian’s 10 best language holidays with activities around the world

The Guardian’s Rachel Dixon recently did a round-up of the 10 best language with activity holidays around the world — and we made the list! Our Arabic and Moroccan cooking holiday — based in Tétouan in northern Morocco –came in at number five. This holiday includes 20 modern Arabic language lessons, […]

Our culture and cooking holiday in Spain featured in Woman’s Weekly

Our culture and cooking holiday in Spain featured in Woman’s Weekly

A bit of glossy magazine coverage is always fun — and thanks to Rebecca Gamble of Woman’s Weekly, we got to see our cooking and culture holiday up close and shimmering. Rebecca contacted us early in April, asking for our best cooking holidays. After poring through the options we sent (we couldn’t choose […]

Guest review: Orla shares her Italian cooking break experience in Sorrento

Guest review: Orla shares her Italian cooking break experience in Sorrento

Orla and her husband Pat are no strangers to holidays – they were in Italy just last year. This year, Orla decided to take a new approach and learn some cooking skills and recipes to take home with her. Meanwhile, Pat wanted a holiday where he could simply relax. So, […]

Guest review: Karen shares her Tuscan cooking and culture experience in Italy

Guest review: Karen shares her Tuscan cooking and culture experience in Italy

Karen — an England-native — decided that her first solo trip should involve two of her favourite things: cooking and taking in a new culture. So, she joined Chef Fabrizio and host Marina for a quick break away from the humdrum in Italy for the cooking and culture adventure of her life: Was it your […]

15 photos to inspire you to join an activity holiday on the Côte d’Azur

15 photos to inspire you to join an activity holiday on the Côte d’Azur

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so here are 15,500 words (we couldn’t help but write a few) to inspire you to join a multi-activity holiday in Saint-Jeannet on the Côte d’Azur: The activities This activity holiday is unlike most — instead of standard activities each day, a […]

4 cooking holiday experiences you haven’t considered yet

4 cooking holiday experiences you haven’t considered yet

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a self-proclaimed chef, cooking holidays beat cooking at home for four reasons. One: you gain access to recipes and ingredients that tingle your tastebuds. Two: you get to meet other cooks who share your passion for food and cooking. Three: you’ll be cooking in […]

by September 9, 2017 Cooking holidays and wine
Guest review: Suzanne shares her Greek cooking holiday experience in Poros

Guest review: Suzanne shares her Greek cooking holiday experience in Poros

Suzanne hails from the U.S. state of New Jersey and has spent some time in Italy stationed with her husband. She has been passionate about cooking for the past 45 years, and owned a restaurant in the past. When her military husband had to go away for work, she thought […]

Guest review: Clare shares her fish and crustacean cookery experience in Gascony

Guest review: Clare shares her fish and crustacean cookery experience in Gascony

Years ago, Clare lived in Toulouse. Recently, she started missing it all — the language, the town, and the food — and decided she should go back. As a single woman, she asked friends to join her, but no one else had the free time. So, she thought GoLearnTo would be […]

Guest review: Antony shares his cookery holiday experience with host Marlene in Bordeaux

Guest review: Antony shares his cookery holiday experience with host Marlene in Bordeaux

Antony is a middle school cooking teacher in Australia, and loves using his holiday time to try different cooking holidays all over the world to find new ideas to incorporate into his classes. This was his third cooking holiday with GoLearnTo (in the past, he visited and cooked in Italy and Spain); […]

Make the most of your holiday to Provence

Make the most of your holiday to Provence

Picture Provence: its iconic lavender fields, vibrant rows of sunflowers, lush forests, olive groves, craggy hillsides, bountiful vineyards, blissful beaches, pétanque players, and quaint villages. The extraordinary variety of the region, steeped in ancient history dating back before the invasion of the Romans, deserves to be celebrated through active engagement with […]

by August 24, 2017 Cooking holidays and wine, Travel advice
Spicy tomato and chorizo soup from the kitchen of a French chef

Spicy tomato and chorizo soup from the kitchen of a French chef

This spicy tomato and chorizo soup recipe comes from the kitchen of our hosts Freya and Chef Maynard at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Loire Valley. Once you’ve sampled this delicious recipe, you can join their gourmet cookery holiday in France – the home of gourmet cuisine – to try your hand […]

by August 20, 2017 Recipes
Puglia, Italy’s most underrated holiday destination

Puglia, Italy’s most underrated holiday destination

Puglia is one of the most underrated regions in Italy, flying under the radar as regions like Chianti, Tuscany, the Venetian Riviera, and the Cinque Terre take centre stage. A bit of background This fertile area in Southern Italy forms the heel of country’s boot. Not widely renowned as a tourist hot spot, […]

by August 19, 2017 Cooking holidays and wine, Travel news
Pistachio shortbread from our French chef

Pistachio shortbread from our French chef

This homemade pistachio shortbread comes from the professional kitchen of our hosts Freya and Chef Maynard at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Loire Valley, so there’s not better place to find a delicious recipe. Once you’ve sampled their delectable recipes, you can join them for a gourmet cookery holiday in France – […]

by August 18, 2017 Recipes