An extension of the Cook in Tuscany and Cook in Mexico tours offered by Cook Eat Play Travel, the new Cook in Cuba itinerary includes six nights at Casa Brava Havana, an elegant Colonial mansion built in 1910. During this culinary intensive, guests learn about Cuba’s gastronomic traditions, enjoy hands-on cooking classes led by local cooks, tour historic locations, embark on a driving expedition in a classic car and visit a tobacco plantation.
Departure dates are Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 2019. Prices begin at $3,950 per person, based on double occupancy. All meals (including wine and beer), cooking classes, excursions, tours and tasting experiences are included, along with gratuities. Exclusions include airfare, airport transfers, personal expenses and souvenirs.
Get ready for your trip with Colorful Havana (Small Press Unlimited, 2018). Written by Laura Lahm and illustrated by Trevor Essmeier, this part-travel guide, part-artistic adventure even includes itinerary suggestions. Color your way along a map that leads to famous landmarks and lesser-known locations beloved by locals. The book explores the cobblestone streets in Old Havana, dancing on Sunday afternoon in Callejon de Hamel, the 16th-century Castillo de la Real Fureza and bookshops filled with antique tomes in Plaza de Armas.
The 38-page softcover book includes 30 fun illustrations waiting to be colored, a Spanish and English index of locations and a map. Other titles in the series by Lahm and Essmeier include Colorful Seattle, Colorful Tokyo and Colorful Portland.
The UNESCO World Heritage neighborhood of Balat rivals İstanbul’s Old City for its historic significance, with an added splash of color. Its cobbled hilly streets boast a full rainbow of houses, cafés, restaurants and churches painted in pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues — parts even surpassing my native San Francisco’s steep, colorful corridors. The most vibrant stretch of homes, dating anywhere from 50 to 200 years old, runs along Kiremit Caddesi.
Experience the beauty of Alaska and save 60 percent off cruise fares on your second and fourth guests. Plus, drinks, WiFi and tips are all included.
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Palm Springs became a destination of legend when Hollywood’s biggest and brightest during cinema’s “Golden Age” turned the desert community into their glamourous backyard. While restaurants and hotels epitomizing definitive Palm Springs luxury open, adapt and change with the times, it says something that one of its hottest restaurants sets up an outpost back in Los Angeles. And that’s exactly what chef Michael Beckman and restaurateur Joe Mourani did on the southern tip of the always-evolving Fairfax District.
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My husband and I recently traveled to London, England, on vacation, our farthest trip since the pandemic started. We were there for longer than a week and planned to squeeze in as much sightseeing as possible during our stay. Ahead of our trip, we knew we would want to mix in some relaxation, so we booked a couple’s massage at The Lanesborough’s spa halfway into our visit.