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WOMEN/WINE/FOOD/FUN IN ITALY Join my small (4-12) culinary tours/cooking classes to Italy and let me share with you the rich assortment of friends and colleagues in the country that has captured my heart - we'll visit an amazing group: baker, butcher, winemaker, balsamic master, olive oil producer, cheese makers, grappa processors, chefs, fishermen. All while staying in beautiful accommodations throughout Italy: Tuscany, Umbria, Venice, Riviera/Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Apulia. Phone: 1-888-636-1602, Website: www.gourmetravel.com, E-mail: gourmetravel@aol.com / Bev Gruber's Everyday Gourmet Traveler, Seattle, USA. (October 15, 2004)


TRAVEL WITH MARINER TOURS to South Africa, Spain, Turkey, South America and Italy, where we offer personalized villa stays with cooking classes, wine tastings, golf and spa visits. We are a women-run company offering specialty tours for 22 years. We've just added destinations to our GrapeAdventures Women's Wine Tours because we know women enjoy traveling together and being on a tour that caters to their needs. We Customize! Tel: 781-658-2211, Website: http://www.marinertours.com (October 8, 2004)


A WOMAN & MONEY WORKSHOP IN MEXICO -- Enjoy an enchanted week in San Miguel de Allende, a 400 year old jewel with nearly perfect climate. Included in your week of self-knowledge and self-indulgence is ground transportation from the airport, seven nights accommodation and breakfasts in a charming Mexican guest house, a women & money workshop, salsa lessons, a Mexican cooking class, guided tour of San Miguel and a celebratory closing night dinner. Join us! Website: http://www.resourcefulwomen.org (October 8, 2004)


MAKE FRANCE YOUR CLASSROOM Stay in an 18th Century Chateau in France and study French Language and/or Cooking. Ecole des Trois Ponts in C18th Chateau de Matel specialises in French Language & French Cookery Courses for adults seeking a relaxed setting and good food in a convivial atmosphere. E-mail: info@3ponts.edu. Visit our website: www.3ponts.edu/ We welcome you! (August 8, 2004)


CITY WOMEN TO VILLAGE WOMEN IN FIJI Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel to a far away place and experience how it is to live the role of a female in another culture? Come to the tiny island of Beqa, Fiji and live along side a Fijian woman each day for a week, learning the age-old ways of fishing, weaving, Tapa making and cooking. When the day is done, walk back to your accommodation at Lalati Resort. October 28-November 8, 2003 & January 29-February 7th, 2004. For complete details, call 1.877.252.5284 or visit the website at http://www.Lalati-Fiji.com/citywomen.html (August 8, 2004)


SHE LEARNS TO SPEAK FRENCH Travelling to the province of Quebec, to France or to other French speaking countries? Discover the secrets of speaking French like a native, starting with your very first lesson. Visit French K.I.S.S. - The fun and easy way to learn French. A Canadian innovation!! French K.I.S.S. stands for (Keep It Simple, S'il vous plaît ) Website: http://www.french-kiss.ca (May 17, 2004)


ART ADVENTURE TRAVEL offers art- and architecture-focused tours in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca, in the south of Mexico, is blessed with an incredibly welcoming population, a wonderful climate, delicious cuisine, and a wealth of art. We will explore folk artists' workshops, pre-Columbian ruins, colonial churches, as well as museums and galleries of modern and contemporary art and photography, with plenty of time to shop, explore, or just relax. Website: http://www.art-adventure.com Email: info@art-adventure.com (April 22, 2004)


THE FLEXIBLE PAINTER IN ITALY Art and Yoga Retreat. Tuscany. July 6-15th, 2003. Join us at a breathtaking 16th Century Villa in Tuscany. Celebrate your creative spirit with art, movement and adventure. Designed for the beginner as well as the experienced painter and yoga practitioner. $1950 for 9 extraordinary days. Gourmet food and wine. Beauty unsurpassed in the region. E-mail: Joyoga1@optonline.net, Call: 203.255.8815. (April 21, 2004)


DISCOVER THE HIDDEN DELIGHTS OF ITALY'S PO RIVER Travel with Culinary Tour Guide and Professional Chef Michele Topor to learn how Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale are made. Visit local markets, participate in regional wine and olive oil tastings. Your journey will begin in Venice onboard the luxurious River Cloud II. May 30 to June 10, 2003 For Information: email: mtopor@aol.com Visit our website: http://www.northendmarkettours.com (March 3, 2004)


TRAVEL AND LEARN Discover Odyssey Learning Adventures. We offer varied and exciting travel programs within Canada and abroad for inquisitive travellers who recognize that learning about a destination is as much a part of the adventure as being there. We invite you to join us and ... travel beyond the traditional. Call for a brochure: 1-800-263-0050, visit our website: http://www.odysseylearningadventures.ca , e-mail: info@odysseylearningadventures.ca (Febuary 27, 2004)


ITALIAN COOKING VACATION IN TUSCANY A hands-on cooking vacation given by an Italian couple who will teach you the passion of the Italian kitchen. The lessons are given in English and are informal and fun. You stay in Casa Ombuto which is a luxurious Tuscan villa with heated pool. Our school was rated "among the top ten cooking schools in 2002" by The Observer . Please visit our website at: http://www.italiancookerycourse.com, e-mail: info@italiancookerycourse.com (February 11, 2004)


THE CULTURED VOYAGER LLC presents The Hieronymus Bosch Voyage in September 2003, traveling to Belgium, Holland, Spain, Portugal, with an optional extension to Vienna and Venice. Featuring exquisite luxury hotels and restaurants, museum lectures by renowned scholars and curators, and a private concert by The Tallis Scholars. For a brochure call 908-464-7770 or email culturedvoyager@att.net (December 31, 2003X).


THE FRENCH ARTIST WORKSHOP will once again be held in the magical, mysterious Tarn Valley of SW France...May 19-30, 2003. Eight lucky students, novice to professional, will be taken on an artistic and spiritual journey they'll never forget...I know because I did it two years ago and loved it so much I bought a house there! Come! Carolyn Byrne @ bonjardin@aol.com or visit our website for all details: http://www.thefrenchartistworkshops.com (December 3, 2003).


HER ALASKA WILDLIFE PHOTO TOURS Led by female photographer, Simyra Taback. Simyra's "Bears & Colours of Summer" and "Bears & Colours of Fall" photo tours are limited to 4 guests per trip and are a true woman-lead adventure. Bushplanes, zodiacs, white bears, magnificent caribou herds, wolves, rivers of salmon, migratory birds, nesting eagles in addition to the bears and background volcanoes, glaciers and coastal scenery of Hallo Bay and Katmai National Park. Heart warming adventure, new friendships forged in the last wild places, sights to humble your heart. Visit our website for more tantalizing details: http://www.hallobay.com E-mail: simyra@alaska.net (November 12, 2003)


PHOTOGRAPHY IN ZANZIBAR, LESVOS & WESTERN CRETE -- with Steve Outram's Tours. Unique islands, full of photographic opportunities. Exotic Zanzibar offers atmospheric Stone Town and romantic Sultan's palaces. Gentle Lesvos, Sappho's birthplace, has ancient monasteries adorned with miraculous icons, and breathtaking Western Crete features Chania with its labyrinths of Venetian and Turkish alleyways. Be enticed! 80% of our workshop participants are women. Website: http://www.steveoutram.com Email: mail@steveoutram.com (November 3, 2003)


TUSCANY COOKING TOURS, the Italian way to the heart of Tuscany. Traditional cuisine tours and hands-on cooking courses, combined with cultural activities, always in touch with real Italian life and local events. The peculiarity of our programs is the variety: every day a cooking class by a different cook in a different place, so to give you a wide experience of cooking styles and the chance to visit many places of Tuscany. Website: http://www.aolmaia.com/tours.html E-mail: countrypost@aolmaia.com (November 3, 2003)


FLAVOURS OF ITALY Join us in the undiscovered Italian regions of northern Lazio and Puglia for a fantastic culinary experience! You can learn about Italian cooking from talented local cooks, you'll also have the opportunity to explore local markets, visit specialist food producers, be guided around historic towns, and indulge in a spot of shopping. At our exclusive, luxury venue you will be able to relax, unwind and enjoy the real Flavours of Italy! Website: http://www.flavoursholidays.com, E-mail: lorne@flavoursholidays.com (August 19, 2003)


eduVacations - LANGUAGE, SPORTS, ARTS LEARNING ADVENTURES Solo travelers (avoid single supplements!), families, mom & daughter duos: go abroad at reasonable prices, meet people from many countries. Explore great places, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German; painting, golf, skiing, bicycling, photography, Italian & French cooking & wines; you name it! Combine language study with sports or arts. Group language courses or "Study In & Live In Your Teacher's Home." South and Latin America, Italy, Guadeloupe (French in the Caribbean), Montreal, Bordeaux, Provence, Alps, Cote d'Azur, Southern Spain, Barcelona, more! Call: 202-857-8384. Website: http://www.eduvacations.com E-mail: eduvacate@aol.com (August 2, 2003)



COOKING VACATIONS IN ITALY AND FRANCE SINCE 1995. Eat, drink, cook, laugh, make new friends and have the experience of a lifetime. All tours include small group, hands-on classes, with market visits, olive oil and wine tastings, meals, transfer, etc., while staying in a charming accommodation chosen for its historic interest and beauty of setting. Select from more than 50 programs, from 2 to 7 days. Telephone: 800-945-8606, website: http://www.theinternationalkitchen.com, e-mail: info@intl-kitchen.com. The International Kitchen, Chicago (July 10, 2003)


WOMEN/WINE/FOOD/FUN IN ITALY Join my small (4-12) culinary tours/cooking classes to Italy and let me share with you the rich assortment of friends and colleagues in the country that has captured my heart - we'll visit an amazing group: baker, butcher, winemaker, balsamic master, olive oil producer, cheesemakers, grappa processors, chefs, fishermen. All while staying in beautiful accommodations throughout Italy: Tuscany, Venice, Riviera/Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Apulia. Phone: 1-888-636-1602, Website: http://www.gourmetravel.com, E-mail: gourmetravel@aol.com / Bev Gruber's Everyday Gourmet Traveler, Seattle, USA. (June 30, 2003)


TEXTILE TOURS September 2002 join us for a memorable tour of Ireland. Against a backdrop of unforgettable scenery, visit talented craftspeople --especially knitters and weavers; mills. Unique itinerary; relaxed pace; small group of Canadians and Americans. Sally Melville, author, designer and teacher will give workshops throughout the tour. Visit our website for more details and read about past trips, especially the "Scottish Skeins & Skerries Tour" held for the seventh time in 2002. http://www.joycejamestours.com Email: jij@telusplanet.net Toll-free: 1-877-678-6366 (June 27, 2003)


SEE ROME, EXPERIENCE ROME! What do Julius Caesar and Prada have in common? They both rule by design! Dreaming of la dolce vita? Make your dream a reality with exclusive itineraries in the Eternal City: art/architecture, food/fashion, myth/history. From its impressive past to its fashionable present, we'll show you both the exceptions and the rules that make Rome a city like no other. Website: http://www.urban-iconography.org (May 30, 2003)


ART ADVENTURE TRAVEL offers art- and architecture-focused tours in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca, in the south of Mexico, is blessed with an incredibly welcoming population, a wonderful climate, delicious cuisine, and a wealth of art. We will explore folk artists' workshops, pre-Columbian ruins, colonial churches, as well as museums and galleries of modern and contemporary art and photography, with plenty of time to shop, explore, or just relax. Website: http://www.art-adventure.com Email: info@art-adventure.com (April 22, 2003)



MOUNTAIN VACATIONS & RETREATS LeBlanc Tours offers a variety of retreats and workshops, guided and taught by qualified experts and based in mountain wilderness lodges in Canada's Kootenay-Rockies. Programs focus on wellness and outdoor education for women only and mixed groups. Website: http://www.leblanctours.com, E-mail: retreats@leblanctours.com.



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