We travel. The best food and wines don’t. Travel to meet them!

March 2015

We travel. The best food and wines don’t. Travel to meet them!

Food and Wine reveal a great deal about a destination. When I explore any city, one of my first stops is a fresh food market which is often a great meeting center for citizens. I strive to replicate this on Travel Sommelier’s platform … to provide ...

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Signature Trips (view all)

Body and Soul in Southern Africa


Body and Soul in Southern Africa
November 2015 | 7 nights / 8 days

Once the Fall routine has been established and before the craziness of the holiday season starts, November offers a sweet spot for 8 day get away to nourish your body and ...

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Special Offers (view all)

Special Offer - Six Countries Summer Special


Six Countries Summer Special

28 luxury camps, Cape Town touring and a diverse range of experiences in six spectacular African countries to mix and match – at unbeatable prices! Highly discounted rates at many of our top camps coupled with well-priced flying and road ...

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Beach (view all)

Barefoot Bush & Beach Luxury: South Africa & Mozambique

BEACH & SAFARI | SOUTH AFRICA & mozambique, africa

Barefoot Bush & Beach Luxury: South Africa & Mozambique

Mozambique is the new darling of Southern Africa. Beach scenes and oceanic wildlife are almost without compare and we have compiled an itinerary which highlights the best of the country AND tags on some Safari time in South Africa as well ...

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Cultural Trips (view all)

Nelson Mandela: Touch the Arc


Nelson Mandela: Touch the 'Arc'

I felt that Barack Obama delivered the most incisive and emotive words among the many tributes when he said: 'Mandela took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice'. There are authentic ways to ...

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Cycling Adventures (view all)

Gastro Safari in South Africa

Cycling Adventures | SOUTH AFRICA, Africa

Cape Cult Wines

We have arranged a series of signature cycling trips to one of the most storied wine regions in the world: The Cape Winelands in South Africa. The region lends itself to unparalleled cycling opportunites and the Cape Cult Wines ...

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Gastro Travel (view all)

Luxury Africa Safari Travel and Exclusive Wine Vacations


Gastro Safari in South Africa

South Africa is currently the best kept secret on the world food tourism circuit. Renowned for providing some of the the most consistent and spectacular wildlife viewing experiences on the African continent, the country’s reputation as a gastro ...

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Honeymoon (view all)

Luxury Africa Safari Travel and Exclusive Wine Vacations


Honeymoon Heaven in South Africa

The lure of being on Safari one moment and dipping your toes in the pristine waters of an island paradise the next is simply too good to pass up AND ... the bride stays at a discounted rate! We have leveraged our best relationships in the region ...

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Long Weekends (view all)

Oregon For Oenophiles


Oregon For Oenophiles

Oregon is a pioneering state in the farm to fork movement - few things are taken as seriously as food in these picturesque surroundings, except wine that is.  The epicenter of winemaking is Yamhill county in the Willamette Valley, some ...

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Safaris (view all)

Rhinoceros Voluntourism in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa


Rhinoceros Voluntourism in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa - 9 nights / 10 days

A wholly endearing aspect of conducting business with the clients we have in North America is their frequent and unsolicited interest in giving of their time and resources when on vacation to destinations in Southern Africa. There are a multitude of options to satisfy this ...

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Scheduled Trips

November 2015 - Body and Soul in Southern Africa

New Itineraries

- Rhinoceros Voluntourism in South Africa
- Barefoot Bush and Beach Luxury
- Perfect Portugal & Mozambique

Client Feedback

Darren had arranged the most wonderful trip for us to South Africa a few years ago so we turned to him in hopes that he could put together a trip for us to South East Asia. He did and we had yet another Travel Sommelier "beyond words" trip, this time to Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. Darren arranged for us to have wonderful guides, extraordinary experiences and beautiful accommodations. One of the many most memorable high lights- giving an elephant a bath in Thailand.
~ Lisa and Spike Lipschutz

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Travel Journal

Lunch in the Land of a Thousand Hills

Visiting a family in the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda’s vibrant capital city, can be a reality check. Many of the people live in mud brick huts with the cow in […]

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Fine Dining at its Best!

Whether you have just arrived in Johannesburg preparing for your African journey or have returned after a fabulous safari or a wine tasting schedule, a dining experience at Five Hundred […]

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Scottish Trails

A little side bar inspired by Travel Sommelier’s focus on culinary travel and my personal love of Scotland. Traditionally the combination of food and Scotland conjures up visions of haggis, […]

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