TraveLuxe

Archive for August, 2009

Welcome to TraveLuxe!

Traveluxe, a bimonthly emagazine, was created to provide the ultimate traveler with all the tips, tricks, and suggestions for their next great adventure. Travelers can enjoy  on topics such as destination discovery, hotel and resort reviews, local language tips, worldwide events and festivals, international gastronomy and new travel accessories. Each issue will be centered on a specific theme, allowing our readers to delve into new types of travel with publication.

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About the Author:

Maya Northen is the primary author and editor in chief of TraveLuxe. She is also the owner of Chimera Travel, a travel planning company which creates customized itineraries for individuals and groups. As a specialist in Luxury Travel, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and Adventure Travel, Maya has traveled to six continents (excluding Antartica) and has worked with clients traveling all over the globe. In addition to producing TraveLuxe, Maya has served as a travel editor of Maven Mag Philadelphia and has been featured in Ladies Who Launch Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Women’s Journal.

November-December 2009 Issue – All You Can Eat and Drink

The holiday season will be quickly upon us. Virtually all around the globe, that means a marjor focus on seasonal food and drink. Since we all have food on the brain, I figured why not explore the opportunities for exceptional gastronomic experiences throughout the world.

Merriam-Webster defines gastronomy as “the art of science or good eating”. Wikipidia defines it as “the study of a relationship between culture and food”.  While both definitions refer to food, the term can be extended to drink as well.

In the travel industry, gastronomic vacations are on the rise. In some cases, food or drink is the main activity of the trip, for instance a whisky tour of Scotland. In other instnaces, such as a Tuscan wine and bike exploration, culinary pursuits are combined with sightseeing, cultural experience or physical activity. Whatever your culinary preferences, there’s most likely a tour that features it!

If you have trouble finding a group or private tour that truly fits your preferences, not to worry – personalized gastronomic itineraries can be created specifically tailored to your interests. I hope you enjoy reading about these journeys as much as I enjoyed writing about them!