While many of these culinary tours are wonderful experiences, they are, without a doubt, hard on the budget. One day it dawned on me that, with a little planning and foresight, I could plan my own culinary trip. In this post, I give you some tips for designing your own culinary tour on a budget. Besides the obvious financial benefits of designing your own tour, you can truly customize the experience because, well, you’re the tour guide.

Bad news for Napa but excellent news for travel buffs and wine connoisseurs, Australia’s wines are making an excellent impression among industry professionals. In a recent blind taste test, wines from Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Tasmania and Western Australia competed well against Rieslings and Chardonnays from Europe and North America. So much so that despite […]

Wine connoisseurs and those who simply love a good wine are in heaven when traveling to South Africa. The wide selection of different wine flavors and wine regions mean an excellent variety of locations and tastes when visiting South Africa. There are literally hundreds of wineries scattered throughout the Western and Eastern Cape of South […]

If you’re a wine lover, look no further than Mendoza, Argentina. FRUGALMONKEY has all the information on traveling to wine country in Mendoza including links to some of the best bodegas, or wineries, in Argentina. To find good travel deals to Mendoza, you must first visit either Santiago or Buenos Aires. Travel from these two […]