Taste the Adventure FAQ
Taste the Adventure FAQ
WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?
This adventure is perfect for a teen traveler who is independent, willing to engage in community, and recognizes the thrill of traveling to new places. This trip is about grabbing hold of the experience and tasting all that the world has to offer in both culinary and cultural senses.
WHAT’S THE FOOD LIKE IN FRANCE? AND SPAIN?
It’s everything you imagine, and even more delicious! Challenge your palette and go beyond your expectations of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And that’s just the beginning! Practice your skills and hone your senses picking out the freshest ingredients from local markets and dishes at casual restaurants. From savory to sweet we hope to turn the tables on your world. We are always mindful of our travelers’ allergy and diet restrictions, and discuss individualized needs before and throughout the trip.
HOW DO FLIGHTS WORK?
Flights arrangements should be scheduled differently depending on which session you are attending:
Families are responsible for booking their teen’s flights to and from Europe. Teen Travelers need to arrive at Paris (CDG) in the morning on July 6th and depart from Bilbao on July 18th. If you prefer your teen to travel internationally with our team, we have an option to meet at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Raleigh, North Carolina on the first day of the trip and fly together to Paris (CDG) Airport. On the final day of the trip, you should plan to depart from Bilbao back to Raleigh or to your preferred home destination.
We will communicate with each participant well in advance to ensure all travel arrangements are perfectly timed and planned.
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?
We believe that safety rules are paramount and must be considered first. As a family-oriented staff, we recognize the importance of knowing the locations and activities of each traveler 24-hours a day. We utilize a buddy system to ensure travelers are both safe and engaged while on this journey. Staff reinforce all conduct and behavior expectations with teens at the start of the journey, stressing that our rules of conduct are not only required, but exceedingly beneficial to responsible travelling in unfamiliar environments. In the wise words of parents everywhere, freedom equals responsibility. So, even though we have our own EMT on staff, teen travelers share in the responsibility for their own well-being and the well-being of others on the program at all times. Taste the Adventure staff make ourselves continually available to discuss questions and concerns from both teens and families throughout the entire trip. Staff will be available by international cell phones throughout the course of the adventure.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATIONS?
Every participant will share a room, so each participant will have one or two same-sex roommates for the duration of the program. All rooms have their own bathroom and shower. All properties have a common area where everyone can gather together and hang out at any time. In Gascony, our Taste the Adventure program is often held in a beautiful, historic millhouse that was once a Michelin starred restaurant in Southwest France. In Bilbao, a gorgeous modern bed and breakfast in the lovely and traditional Casco Viejo neighborhood.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Please refer to each trip itinerary. Double occupancy. All meals, cooking lessons and activities are included as noted. While the available cooking classes, activities, visits, community service, meals at local restaurants may change but the experience of a lifetime will always remain.
*Please see our full itinerary for more details.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A SESSION?
Click the "Register Now" button below to fill out your application and submit your deposit. We're so excited to have you join us!
WHAT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
We are happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss any concerns. Click the "Schedule a Skype Chat" button below to meet our team!