Bon Appetit! Cooking classes around the world offer great meals and great memories. Here's what we look for to make sure we get great value as well.
We were sticky, sweaty, and we smelled distinctly of onions. Our feet were coated in a layer of fine dust and we had mysterious red splotches all over our shirts. We needed showers, we needed rest, and -truth be told - we probably needed to drink something other than wine. But we had the best morning imaginable!
We weren't participating in some kind of strange obstacle course or adventure excursion. No, Ryan and I were fresh from spending the morning at an incredible cooking class in Prague. The onion odor and red stains were the result of carefully (... or not so carefully....) stirring the base for a goulash and the dusty feet were courtesy of a market tour. And the wine, well...All in a day's work!
Cooking classes around the world are our new favourite travel activity and we're not alone. Classes for non-chefs and travelers are popping up everywhere. We've never had a class we didn't absolutely love nor a meal that didn't leave us groaning with happy, overfull bellies. To ensure that your experience is just as great as ours, here's what you should look for in an overseas cooking class.
Can you take bath bombs on an airplane? What about packing bath bombs in carry on luggage? Our readers ask the BEST questions and we can't wait to help!
I absolutely love it when readers send in their travel questions - and often those questions focus on packing, specifically packing and carry on luggage. And this month's question is an especially good one: Can you take a bath bomb on an airplane? The answer is yes. But I know you don't come to me for short answers! You want details! You demand explanations!
As a lover of relaxing baths AND easy to pack luggage, I am only too happy to dig a bit deeper into this query.
A Rila Monastery tour is among the best of Bulgaria's tourist attractions and activities. Even if you have a few less-than-graceful moments like I did!
Rila Monastery is Bulgaria's most famous, most visited, and best loved Eastern Orthodox monastery. Technically named The Monastery of St Ivan of Rila, this stunning complex is located just over 100 kilometers from the capital city of Sofia. The surrounding area, Rila Monastery Nature Park, is a protected area of pristine forested wilderness, where in one corner you'll find St Ivan's cave and final resting spot. Rila's importance in terms of Bulgaria's history, cultural, and religious life cannot be overstated. And, thankfully for visitors, it's not at all overrated! You couldn't ask for a better day trip from Sofia.
My visit was a highlight of my time in Bulgaria - even though I had some decidedly non-monastic awkward and ungraceful moments! Here are my best tips for visiting Rila and making the most the tour experience.
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