How to have a eco-culinary adventure vacation

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Do you love new cuisine experiences? Do you seek out travel that offers adventure? But, do you want cuisine experiences and adventures that will help sustain and preserve earth’s beauty? Then a culinary eco-tourism is just the ticket for you. Its goal is to educate and inspire food and wine enthusiasts while it gives them a chance to travel and explore local areas around the world. The traveler gets an opportunity to explore local areas and learn about local food trends, cooking techniques, and food history.

If you are ready to take an Eco culinary trip there are an increasing network of Eco-friendly tour operators and inns that serve romance and adventure with intriguing and responsible cuisine experiences.

To wet your travel appetite lets take a look at the following offerings:

How about a trip to Costa Rica where you forage in the jungle for your ingredients for a delicious dinner?

Then, take a look at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.

PlayaNicuesaLodge is an earthy, elegant lodge is the hub of a 165-acre wilderness resort, maintained in harmony with the surroundings. It’s built from fallen and renewable hardwoods, decorative driftwood and recycled construction materials; the main building and private cabañas are powered by solar energy. Sea and mountain breezes provide ventilation, which gives the effects of staying in a deluxe tree house. The “back door” leads to the rain forest, where on this humid spring morning we had embarked on our edible landscape trek.

Playa Nicuesa embraces conservation and harmony with nature. This perfect blend of nature and conservation also offers an edible landscape. Where you walk through the jungle with trained guides. While foraging in the jungle, you learn how to open a coconut, juice sugar, gather fresh ingredient. You return to the lodge with edible, fresh jungle finds to assist the chief with the evening meal.

How about a trip to Eastern Canadian’s Nova Scotia to relax in a luxury hideaway in the wilderness?

Then take a look Trout Point Lodge.

TroutPointLodge is a unique nature retreat offering superb outdoor recreation, outstanding cuisine, & engaging culinary vacations. It’s an excellent place for relaxation and enjoyment of the outdoors while you stay in 5-star inn located on 100 acre wooded estate that borders the Tobeatic Wilderness Area.

At the Trout Point popular cooking school there’s an opportunity to learn how to blend culinary education with an interest in our earth’s welfare. The classes include a lesson on the “trinity” – a mix of chopped garlic, onion, and celery, which is a basic lesson of Cajun cuisine.




How about a trip to stay in San Francisco area in a luxury lodge in one of America’s most popular national parks?

Then take a look at Cavallo Point.

CavalloPoint is a luxury hotel at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. It offers” Nature, Nurture, Culture, and Adventure.” It’s a sustainable getaway in an elegant lodge and restaurant in landmark buildings restored from a century old army post.





At the CavalloPointCookingSchool world renown chiefs unite their students with the fundamentals of sustainable cooking practices. The hands-on teaching uses the fresh ingredients from the San Francisco Area small organic farms, artisan produces, and neighborhood farmers’ markets.


Do you have any suggestions for great culinary adventures to add to this list?

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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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