Entries by Molly Crist

World-Class Dining and Beaches in Basque Country

Basque Country, located in northern Spain and southwestern France, is one of the most captivating culinary havens worldwide. The independent region is home to the Euskaldunak people who have their own language, culture and community centered on the appreciation of food and wine. This beautiful area has hundreds of miles of coastline along the Bay […]

Paris to Provence: Eating in the Footsteps of the Impressionists

We are excited to announce a new tour that will marry art and food in France this fall. You will have the experience of eating like a famous artist, in the same restaurants, enjoying the same foods the impressionists did in the 19th century as you sketch your memories throughout this unique adventure. Chef Kelly […]

Cook Like a Tuscan

If you fancy yourself a foodie, there are few other destinations in the world that will satisfy your hunger for delicious cuisine and wine than Tuscany in Italy. That’s why for the past six years, we have partnered with Chicago’s premiere recreational cooking school, The Chopping Block, to bring you the popular Cook Like a […]

Experience an Amazing Amalfi Adventure

One cannot think of central Italy without dreaming of a trip to the Amalfi Coast. You may have heard this enchanting area is for only the affluent and glamorous, but it is also a playground for creative and adventurous souls, as well as food and wine lovers.   Onward Travel chose May for this year’s […]

Order Wine & Olive Oil Direct from Tuscany

Ever since our first trip to Tuscany, we’ve enjoyed visiting Paulo and Samuela at their small winery, Altiero. It’s a family affair and quite special as they produce the “very best” wines and olive oils as Paulo is not shy to say. After much tasting… I’d say we agree! Drinking Altiero wines paired with Pecorino, […]

Italian government loosens entry requirements!

We are delighted that as of June 21, proof of vaccination is now sufficient to enter Italy. That means no more COVID-tested flights, no tests required to enter Italy, and no quarantines. Simply present your CDC vaccination card and you’re in! Good timing, since we have 3 wonderful tours to Italy with some availability this fall. […]

Statement on Coronavirus

To our dear community of travelers, We want to address the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the world at the time of writing on March 11. This has created an enormous amount of personal and economic stress for folks both at home and in some of our favorite travel destinations. As we try to navigate […]

View Fall 2019 Tour Itineraries!

We are excited to post three new itineraries hot off the presses! A Week in the Alps September 1—9, 2019 A new tour for Onward… three countries by train in beautiful, charming lands! Flavors of Tuscany October 12—19, 2019 An oldie but a goodie, we can’t let autumn pass without a tour to Tuscany. Stay […]

Viktorija’s Flourless Chocolate Cake

The holidays are upon us and that means lots of fabulous food and wine. Kat is spending Christmas in Prague and the New Year in Austria. Molly is headed to PA with hot smoked salmon, truffle studded Pecorino, and a sparkling Riesling in tow. A simple but decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake is a lovely recipe […]