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3 Great Food and Wine Destinations

There are some people for whom the perfect trip is one where they can get back to nature and escape from the conveniences of modern life. They love to experience a way of living that so many of us never get to have in the modern world. However, that’s certainly not for everyone, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting a vacation that offers you a little more luxury. And what could be more luxurious than taking a vacation built around all of the delicious food you can eat and all the amazing wine you can drink? With that in mind, here are some of the best food and wine vacation destinations in the world.

Solvang

Let’s face it, in the new world of winemaking, there are few places that can hold a candle to California. So many great winemakers gave up the French way of doing things to embrace a new way of life in California for a reason. Solvang might not be the first place you think of when it comes to a vacation, but there are so many amazing places there that you really should give it a chance. With gorgeous restaurants like the First and Oak, you’re never going to be stuck for somewhere wonderful to eat. Not only that but being smack in the middle of Santa Barbara Wine Country means that you can treat yourself to some of the best wines the new world has to offer.

Bordeaux

Of course, if you’re looking for something just a little more traditional, Bordeaux could well be the best possible option for you. After all, where better for a wine vacation than the home of many of the world’s greatest wine houses and vintages? Not only that but you’ll likely be treated to the delights of many of the chateaux that go well beyond the wines themselves.

Tuscany

Few places ooze the beauty and culture that you would want from this kind of vacation like Tuscany. Whether you want to sit outside a cute little bar and take in the facades, or perhaps find a quiet corner for a beautiful romantic dinner for two, there are few places better for a couple’s retreat that this incredibly Italian city. And, of course, it goes without saying that the food and wine are some of the very best in the world.

Now, you might be thinking that vacations like this are almost certainly going to be incredibly expensive and the truth is that that is a possibility. However, it doesn’t have to be the case. In reality, there are a lot of things that you can do in order to take this kind of vacation on a budget. It’s just a matter of being smart when it comes to how you plan it. Everything from the time of year, to the destination, to the kind of accommodation you stay in can have an impact on the price. Make a list of the things you want and the things you can’t do without and then do your best to compromise in other ways.

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  1. Totally on Solvang and the Santa Ynez area (like Los Olivos), but don’t forget Georgia (the country) and Tokaj in Hungary (where those gorgeous Tokaji wines come from)!

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