I found a company that fits my love of travel and love of food. Delectable Destinations is a unique travel business that arranges bespoke tours led by Carol Ketelson, a specialist in European culinary and cultural arts. Since 2009, Carol has shared her passion with people on her trademark trips to the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Puglia, Southern Spain and India.

If you are tired of large group, canned itinerary trips, and instead seek a smaller group with a more attentive host, and a slower pace where you can savour local tastes – this may be just the thing for you. Personally, I like to be able to go off the beaten path and get the chance meet both local cooks and internationally-renowned chefs – this is exactly the kind of experience that Carol creates. With her network of great contacts, she can arrange exclusive adventures not normally open to the public. She arranges trips to world-famous vineyards, olive groves, and orchards, while also including visits to cultural landmarks that are not always available to the average tourist.

Her group sizes are kept small, and you feel a much more personalized level of care. You get to travel with like-minded people. The travel itineraries include first class accommodations and one-of-a-kind cooking classes. She helps to organize and create truly exceptional, and intimate experiences. You really get to be a part of the local culture of each destination. It’s difficult to impossible to create this kind of vacation either yourself or online, whereas Carol does all the work for you. She is a hands-on, full-service culinary planning consultant. Everything is looked after down to the smallest detail.

If you are interested in a customized culinary travel tour, check out Delectable Destinations. Email carolketelson@sympatico.ca or call her at: 514-941-1016. She is based in Montreal. Tell her Shanea Savours recommended you.

Happy Traveling,


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