Since most of us cannot travel and I have no tours to run, I’ve focused my travel energy to other project. I am pleased to announce the launch of an ambitious new project that I am involved in. Along with nearly 20 other tour guides and professionals, we have formed a new international travel adventure, The Guide Collective. Our aim is to bring the world to you, through articles, video, podcasts, and visual art. Our aim is to elevate the conversation in travel. Rather than top ten lists or cultural stereotypes, we will dig deeper into issues that connect our diverse cultures.
I am personally heading up a column called GC Faves (listing my 5 favorite places, foods, off-beaten-path sights for various categories) as well as hosting the Travel Roundtable, a one hour weekly show. We stream live on Facebook at 20 CEST every Thursday. Come give us a look!
It was a great tour, one of the very best we have taken and we have taken many. A high point of the trip was our stay at Stari Hrast at Radomerje. The proprietor and his wife are delightful and try hard to please. The six variety wine tasting in their lovely cellar was unforgettable — his bubbling and pleasant personality matching the high quality of his wines. The slow dinner the next evening also was unforgettable and simply amazing.
Thank you for a fantastic, well organized tour. We had a great time. Here are a few of our favorite spots were the Skerlj Farmhouse, really enjoyable, the food was fantastic and the owners are so nice. I enjoyed the slow food lunch in the Brda wine region. The wine and food were beyond great. The owner, Katja, was so interesting and she has some great wine like the Tocai Fruillano and the aged Bordeaux that she served with the local lamb.
Thanks again for a great trip there is certainly a lot of wonderful memories – all the food and wine, wine tastings and excellent accommodation. We especially liked the cheese & wine tasting at the goat farm in Istria and the stays at the farmhouses where the food was delicious. Looking back it is very difficult to choose a favorite it was all quite different with so many unexpected surprises like truffle hunting.
“Thank you for a wonderful holiday. The guides were excellent. The accommodation was very good and central. It was great to have the contrast from a Slovenian farmhouse to the fortified apartment in Dubrovnik. The hospitality, the slow food, the hosts of the Skerjl farmhouse were all memorable experiences. The food and wine were wonderful. The outdoors, scenery and weather were a traveller’s dream come true.”
“We were very much anticipating the Harvest Tour of Slovenia and Croatia and so had very high expectations before going. These expectations were exceeded in so many ways. Each and every restaurant that was selected by Andrew went out of their way to ensure that we had good food prepared locally with excellent presentation & attention to service. The same can be said about the wineries and farmers. We enjoyed meeting the winery owners and tasting and discussing their wines with them. We’ve been on other small food and wine tours, including one in Chile & Argentina and another in New Zealand, but this is by far our favorite trip. Would we recommend it? You bet!”