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10 Days in Italy along the Amalfi Coast

Posted by on Jun 26, 2018 in Homepage, Italy: The Amalfi Coast, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

10 Days in Italy along the Amalfi Coast

What comes to mind when you think of the Amalfi Coast? La Dolce Vita and Marcello Mastrianni? … Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane and her on screen lover, Marcello, as he winds along that famous road with his other lover … or perhaps Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney in Two for the Road?  Hollywood has long since had a love affair with the 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. The legendary Amalfi Coast has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its piercing beauty and unique natural landscape of sheer cliffs and rugged...

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Cooking Classes

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Cooking with Karen, Homepage | 0 comments

Cooking Classes

I’m Karen Gros, a culinary instructor, avid foodie and travel enthusiast.  I teach cooking classes in our Provençal-style home in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and lead small group tours to various regions in France. I get inspired when I travel and bring this inspiration back to my classes.  Seeing the abundant produce at our local farmers’ market also feeds my inspiration.  My husband is an organic vegetable farmer, so our commitment to locally produced ingredients runs deep. A Taste of the Mediterranean in Eureka Springs, Arkansas My passion is all about delicious food and feeling...

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9 Days in Paris ~ The City of Lights

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Homepage, Paris, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

9 Days in Paris ~ The City of Lights

Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world.   But it’s not enough for me to just go there.  The fun part is sharing it.  And sharing it from an insider’s perspective is even better.  Imagine yourself saying “bonjour” to your French neighbors as you come and go each morning from your Paris apartment.  One can certainly travel alone in a place like Paris, where it’s so easy to walk everywhere and public transport abounds at every turn.  But there is only so much you can do on your own. Traveling with me allows you special access to activities that you...

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10 Days in the South of France ~ Provence

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Homepage, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

10 Days in the South of France ~ Provence

My tour of Provence takes you through quaint villages and the picturesque countryside of the region’s interior, as well as the strikingly beautiful coast between Marseille and Cassis.  The region is large and varied, and we allow ourselves the time to explore as much of its charm as possible, while still retaining the serenity aroused by rolling vineyards & the song of cicadas.  With family & friends peppered throughout, Provence has become a home away from home for us. I limit this trip to 8 people, determined by the number of seats available in the non-commercial minivan that I...

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10 Days along The Country Roads of Normandy & Brittany

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Homepage, Normandy & Brittany, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

10 Days along The Country Roads of Normandy & Brittany

Full of charm and fascinating history, my trip to Normandy & Brittany is both rustic and serene.   The architecture, the weather, the food, the history, and even the seafood are all unique to this area of rich medieval origins. I limit this trip to 8 people, determined by the number of seats available in the non-commercial minivan that I rent.  With me in the driver’s seat of a 9-passenger minivan, we take off, as a group of friends on an adventure ~ exploring the coastline, as well as the country villages. Regional specialties delight; learn why the Camembert cheese you’ve tasted...

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