James Beard Foundation trip with Traci des Jardins
Dear Foodie Traveler,
Here’s a pretty amazing and different (click here) trip to Europe: a James Beard Foundation international culinary journey, “Taste the Best of France with Chef Traci Des Jardins” (29 April – 5 May, 2013, limited to 12 guests). It’s being put together by a partner of ours who not your typical tour company. More on that below.
This high-end luxury culinary expedition (starting about $12,750 per person) is truly a food and wine lover’s wildest dream. The fact that it raises funds for the James Beard Foundation provides an added incentive for every passionate foodie.
Royal Insider is a culture-sustaining travel company established in 1999 to plan and orchestrate trips that allow travelers to participate in the authentic culture of a destination, hosted by the people whose strivings sound out the heartbeat of that culture every day. By doing so, the company affords its guests otherwise inaccessible experiences, while channeling visitor resources to support the people who drive the culture―rather than feeding guests into a caricature-heavy tourism infrastructure detached from the soul of the place.
Royal Insider is not a travel agency, but a company based in New Orleans that designs custom trips for individuals and groups to experience New Orleans anytime, and international, set departure trips for very small groups that individuals can join. The word ‘tour’ isn’t allowed in Royal Insider’s world. They call the experiences they create ‘outings.’ To make them possible at all, the company has to conduct a complex symphony of diplomacy, honoraria, charitable contributions and the nurturing of ongoing relationships. The company literally never hires tour guides. Instead, they arrange for travelers to be hosted by culture bearers: singers, artists, chefs, winemakers, record producers and countless others who welcome their guests inside to experience the real local life―not tour them around the facade of it. Guests also have a “host-on-call” in the destination they can turn to throughout their stay.
I think you know who to call for more information. Have a great holiday!
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josh friedman luxury travel
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Josh Friedman is a travel agent specializing in luxury travel for small groups and individuals – particularly ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations and food & wine inspired journeys. Based in San Francisco, and with clients throughout the USA, his business is focused on 24/7 personalized service to the sophisticated leisure and business traveler. His personal relationships with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies often allows for exclusive amenities and VIP status.
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