This release from Gutsy Women Travelers is one for my Aunt that keeps threatening to travel more. This would be perfect the foodie of the fairer persuasion.
-Editor ITKT-

Fort Washington, PA – July 1, 2008 — Gutsy Women Travel, a leading operator of experiential tours for women, believes that one of the best ways to learn about a culture is through its cuisine and wines and therefore culinary explorations are a signature component of all of their trips.

According to April M. Merenda, President and Co-Founder, “Women are generally passionate about cooking and very interested in learning about international cuisines. That’s why food is such an important focus on all of our tours. We partner with local restaurants, top chefs and vintners to offer our guests a unique experience that allows for intimate and personal interactions–we dine at restaurants that locals go to and tour wineries with their owners. Most of our trips also include a hands-on cooking class. There’s no better way to learn than by actually doing the shopping, chopping, stirring and tasting yourself. That’s the experience people want, as opposed to just sitting back and watching a demonstration.”

On Gutsy Women Travel tours ladies get to participate in hands-on cooking classes such as pizza making in Sicily and strudel making in Budapest. On trips to Greece, Morocco, Thailand, Costa Rica, Argentina, and India, they learn the classic dishes of each country and are able to recreate them at home in order to savor the vacation memories long after the trip is over.

Discover the unique tastes of the world, with Gutsy Women Travel, as each destination is revealed through its cuisine–whether it is touring the vineyards and wineries of Tuscany, Provence, or Chile; discovering culinary secrets in the ethnic neighborhoods of New York City and Old Montreal; enjoying the haute cuisine of Paris, a traditional Peking duck dinner in Beijing, or dining in the unforgettable setting of a 1500-year-old adobe pyramid in Peru.

Other signature features of Gutsy Women Travel programs include: travel in small groups; professionally planned tours specifically designed for women and their unique interests; hotel stays in quaint inns, boutique hotels, resort and spas; unique personal interactions arranged at each destination; and free time to explore, shop and enjoy new experiences.

For a complete listing and detailed itineraries of all of Gutsy Women Travel’s Gourmet Dining, Wine & Cooking tours, click here

Gutsy Women Travel, a division of Gate 1 Travel, offers a fabulous array of domestic and international tours designed specifically by women for women and their unique interests. From Sedona to Sicily and Asia to the Amalfi Coast, women from all walks of life come together to enjoy an incredibly distinctive travel experience that is exclusively Gutsy Women Travel. It’s about broadening horizons, feeding an inner desire to travel, and creating new friendships with other gutsy women! There’s never been a better time to be bold, be adventurous, be spontaneous, and just, be gutsy!

For further information, please email For reservations, call (866) IMGUTSY or 866-464-8879.