Taste of Dordogne

France has all the ingredients for the trip of a lifetime. And savvy foodie travelers preferring authentic travel experiences will want to personalize their vacation with this Taste of Dordogne package offered by Avanti Destinations®.

Best known as the truffle and foie gras capital of France, Dordogne’s splendid history and picturesque charm complement any vacation to France. The wine regions along the Dordogne River produce wines that pair well with the local cuisine. With a vineyard visit and tasting plus lunch at a truffle farm, this distinctive package is a quintessential French experience and makes for a magnificent extension from Paris, Loire Valley or Bordeaux.

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Napa Valley Unveils Spring, Summer 2012 Calendar of Events

Napa Valley is a fabulous stand-alone vacation destination or the perfect extension to a San Francisco holiday. Travel Pulse® Daily Newsletter, an up-to-the-minute publication for travel agents, recently posted the following to help in planning a Napa Valley itinerary.

“Napa Valley will see several new restaurants and tasting rooms, culinary workshops and renovated hotels and spas in the spring and summer seasons. New restaurants include Bardessono, resort’s new Lucy Restaurant and Bar, which harvests ingredients from its onsite garden in Yountville. Michelin-starred Chef Richard Reddington has launched Redd Wood, offering wood-fired pizzas, pastas and other seasonal selections. Rancho Caymus Inn has opened Alex Italian Restaurant, featuring a regional Italian menu with influences from Liguria and Emilia-Romagna and a California flavor. Two restaurants are also slated to open in St. Helena, including French Blue Restaurant in April, which will feature local food sourced from nearby farms, orchards and bakeries. Goose and Gander will debut in May in a 90-year-old craftsman-style bungalow.

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