The year ahead is full of opportunities to challenge yourself, discover new experiences and tap into your brave, adventurous spirit on tour. Here are five ways to step outside your comfort zone and create unforgettable memories during your best travel year yet.
4 Wineries to visit in Napa Valley
Our Assistant Manager of Customer Experience shares the must-visit wineries in Napa Valley on our new Food & Wine Tour of California.
Your A to Z guide to tipping etiquette in Europe
Your bags are packed, you’ve exchanged some dollars for euros, and you’re almost ready for your trip to Europe. Before you depart, familiarize yourself with the tipping etiquette in your destination using this handy guide.
Getting a taste of our favorite German pretzels
Pretzels are one of Germany's culinary icons. Uncover their history, then make them for yourself with our recipe.
Life along the world’s great rivers moves a bit more slowly. The advent of air travel meant that journeys that once took days, weeks or even months could now be completed in mere hours. Not so on a river, and that’s the way we like it. A river cruise lets you kick back and enjoy several destinations while only having to unpack once. The world glides by at a leisurely pace, and you can tailor each day to your own tast
Michelin stars are nice, but when you’re traveling, you don’t always have time for a sit-down meal. That’s where street food comes in; cheap and portable, street food refers to the broad range of on-the-go nibbles you’ll find throughout the world. Street food is intimately local and one of your best chances to get a glimpse into daily life in your destination. We’ve put together this list of some the best street food
Our last few recipes from around the world have been for all you carnivores out there. Today, though, we’re featuring a vegetarian dish from Turkey. When most people think of Turkish food, they imagine kebabs, and indeed, skewered meat cooked over an open mangal is a hallmark of Turkish cuisine. But Turkey’s not all meat and potatoes, particularly in the summer when Turkish cooks favor lighter fare. Today
Earlier this year, we unveiled our new tour of New Zealand. New Zealand offers hundreds of unforgettable destinations for travelers from towering glaciers to sandy beaches, so picking one good reason to go can be tough... so tough, in fact, that we couldn't get our list lower than nine! Without further ado, here are our nine favorite reasons to visit New Zealand.
Our previous recipes focused on the flavors of Spain, France, Ireland and Italy; for our next installment, we take you to the Indian subcontinent. Nihari is a spicy meat stew first created in the palaces of northern India. Traditionally, nihari slow-cooks overnight, but this recipe speeds things up a bit. Like most recipes, you’re free to substitute ingredients as you please, but there are two parts of our niha
With one of the mildest climates in Europe, Portugal’s capital is the second oldest European capital city after Athens and, like much of Europe, was once part of the vast Roman Empire. This makes Lisbon home to plenty of interesting places to visit—read on for some of our favorite things to do in the city.
Several years ago, over 100 million votes were cast in an online poll to update the ancient list. The only existing ancient Wonder, the Great Pyramids of Giza, remains an honorable mention, but Go Ahead Tours also visits six of the new seven Wonders:
We tend to think of Provence’s fresh flowers and food as integral to the character of the French nation, and to an extent, that’s true. But on closer inspection, Provence is in many ways a country all its own, with its own language, customs and recipes. And that brings us to ratatouille, a quintessentially Provençal dish that’s become a symbol of France. Americans learned how to pronounce ratatouille (“rat-a-TOO-ee”)
Go Ahead Groups Account Manager Angus Beaton is a self-described “history nerd” who fell in love with Vienna while in college. “I love European history, and I wanted to take my time in Vienna. So the three-night Vienna extension on my Historic Germany: Berlin to Bavaria tour made perfect sense, and it was definitely a highlight of my trip.” But before he could indulge in Vienna’s famous sachertorte (“the best slice o
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