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Everywhere you look in Philadelphia, American history is abounding. This is the place where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This is the home of the Liberty Bell. This is also the place where the Philly Cheesesteak was born. But Philly cuisine is broader than cheesesteaks and soft pretzels; in fact the city is emerging as one of the country’s finest culinary destinations. You’ll see why on The Cultural Travelers Walk n' Wok tour with an insider's look at the history, culture and food of Chinatown, one of Philadelphia's “foodie” neighborhoods. Chef Joseph Poon will be your guide as you visit several local Asian businesses. After the tour, Chef Poon's team will serve a five course meal featuring a unique Chinese fruit and vegetable carving lesson with Chef Poon. Continue your Philly adventure with a trip outside of the city for a Private Tour of the Brandywine Valley, a tour of Great Gardens, Magnificent Mansions & Wonderful Wines or the Bucks County Countryside.
Everything may be “coming up roses” on New Year’s Day in Pasadena,
but this culturally rich city blooms each day of the year with magnificent dining, theatre, architecture and art. Visit Van Gogh at The Norton Simon Museum, go “hands-on” at The Kidspace Children’s Museum or simply stroll the streets and immerse yourself
in the architecture. Many shopping and dining establishments are located within noteworthy establishments, which will turn an ordinary shopping or dining experience into an interactive history lesson. Take part in The Cultural Traveler’s Unique Arts & Cultural Tour and experience two of Pasadena's more unique homes that are now noted museums. Or channel Julia Child as you explore her birth city’s extensive culinary offerings, colorful history, architectural gems and compelling charm on The Culinary & History Sampler Tour.
The city of New Orleans “goes big” on most things; sports, music, tradition, architecture…and food is no exception. Over 1,300 restaurants are ready and willing to show you why their Gumbo, Jambalaya, Andouille, Po-boy, Shrimp Creole, Muffuletta, Bread Pudding, Beignets (you get the picture) is the best. Pull back the curtain on food in New Orleans with one of six tours from The Cultural Traveler. On A Tasty Sample of New Orleans you'll attend a cooking class at the famed New Orleans School of Cooking followed by dinner and a drink at the renowned Tujague's Restaurant. The Jazz Brunch and Shop Experience brings you to The Court of Two Sisters’ World Famous Jazz Brunch. After dining enjoy a world-class shopping trip at the Riverwalk Marketplace. The Shop & Swamp Tour lives up to its name with worldclass shopping and a meandering tour of Louisiana’s back country bayous. Explore the city by boat and then by bar on the New Orleans Steamboat Cruise & Cocktail Tour. Finally, travel back in time down Louisiana's Great River Road on the Plantation Rendezvous Tour.
Long before developers set out to make Myrtle Beach a golf retreat, enslaved Africans, brought from the Caribbean, were working the land and shaping American history. The Gullah-Geechee culture was born in and around Myrtle Beach and represents the customs, traditions, crafts and language of these people. Various heritage sites celebrate and preserve this unique culture. Travelers can visit Friendfield Village, a 19th century slave village at Hobcaw Barony, or experience Gullah-Geechee art and memorabilia at the Gulla O’ooman Shop and Museum. Discover the remarkable story of Gullah-Geechee and its influence on the Myrtle Beach community.
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