Making Macarons in Paris

Making macarons in Paris with Cook'n with Class

Macarons are one of my favorite things in the world. There’s just something about the colorful meringue cookies with luscious fillings like black currant or strawberry sandwiched between them that I simply can’t resist. I’m hardly ever in France for more than a few hours before I have a little bag of macarons stashed in […]

5 Summer Festivals Not to Miss in Northern Italy

Venice Festa del Redentore

It’s the first day of summer and while the temperatures may be sweltering in Northern Italy, I’m still excited summer has finally arrived. It’s the season of some of my favorite festivals. Here are 5 summer festivals not to miss in Northern Italy: Festa del Redentore Originally a celebration to give thanks for the end […]

10 Things to Do at Milan Expo

Milan Expo 2015

Milan Expo has been the most anticipated world’s fair in decades. This year’s theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” and it’s a fun, yet educational way to learn about sustainability and food security. With 145 countries represented at the 1.1 million square meter exhibition space, it can be a bit overwhelming to know […]

The Barcelona Hotel for Wine Lovers

Praktik Vinoteca

You can savor Spain’s famous Rioja wines without ever leaving chic Barcelona, yet feel like you’re in the heart of Spanish wine country. Hotel Praktik Vinoteca is a boutique wine themed hotel located in the heart of the Eixample district, steps away from fantastic restaurants, wine bars, the Passeig de Gracia and Rambla Catalunya. With […]

Luxe Adventure Traveler of the Month: Tiffany Avery

Luxe Adventure Traveler of the Month

Welcome to the Luxe Adventure Traveler of the Month series! Here we check in monthly with regular travelers just like you – no blog, no job in the travel industry, just travel. Want to be a Luxe Adventure Traveler of the Month? Get in touch with us at [email protected] This month we check in with […]

Where to Eat and Drink in Milan

Panzerotti di Luini

Most non-business travelers only pass through Milan for a night or maybe two. It’s a shame because the city has a lot to offer visitors. Not only are there must-see attractions like the Duomo, Da Vinci’s Last Supper and Castello Sforzesco, Milan is home to Italy’s hottest dining scene. You’ll find everything from the city’s […]

Four Tips to Maximize Your Time in Paris

Eiffel Tower

Audrey Hepburn famously said “Paris is always a good idea.” We couldn’t agree more! Like most of our readers who travel when you can get away from work, we’ve also visited Paris on short breaks. Of course, as a first time visitor you want to see it all but that quickly becomes a pretty ambitious […]

7 Must Visit Wineries for Cantine Aperte

Cantine Aperte Friuli Venezia Giulia

  “And on the seventh day God rested from all the work he had done.” Twelve years of Catholic school has the Book of Genesis burned into my brain. But in America, not much is actually closed on a Sunday. As Americans our 24/7, go-go-go, need-it-now mentality makes us forget that time practically stands still […]