TRAVEL WITH A CHEF

 
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EXPLORE OUR DESTINATIONS

 

ANCIENT TRADITIONS ALIVE

January 22-28, 2020

March 24-30, 2020

September 23-29, 2020

WHERE WORLDS COLLIDE

October 9-14, 2019 (2 spaces left!)

April 4-9, 2020

October 9-14, 2020

 
 
 
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Private Trips

Perhaps you and your group of closest friends have been wanting to take a trip together. You all love traveling and getting to know a different culture, but having to organize activities, book hotels, and research where to go and how to move around seems a bit daunting. Or, maybe, your best friend is getting married, you’re celebrating an anniversary, or your spouse is turning 50, and you want to do something memorable for such a special occasion. Well, that’s where we—and our Private Trips—come in.

 

"Traveling Oaxaca with Iliana is not just another tour, it's a culinary tour de force – an edible expedition into the extraordinary culture(s) and history of this unique, original place of Mexican civilization. Generally, I'm not inclined to take guided tours, much less to tout one, but this small-group journey with de la Vega (who is Oaxacan, and a fabulous chef to boot) provides a perfect mix of indigenous and modern Oaxaca. Plus, you get to eat the whole thing! –"

Jim Hightower | Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner, author, public speaker, and radio commentator

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The Team

Iliana de la Vega is a Mexican chef and instructor, lover of chiles, salsas, moles, and avocados. She is also a 2019 James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest.  Isabel Torrealba is a Mexican cultural anthropologist and journalist who loves connecting food to people, literature, and politics.

ISABEL TORREALBA & CHEF ILIANA DE LA VEGA

ISABEL TORREALBA & CHEF ILIANA DE LA VEGA