Italy's Northern Lakes
Apr
30
to May 14

Italy's Northern Lakes

In May we'll visit the north of Italy to explore the region's many lakes. These lakes offer a beautiful alternative to the crowded summer beach scene. The southern Alps looming in the background create incredible landscape views; and this region is full of sweeping history and fantastic food. We'll be gathering information on the best places to eat, stay, and visit for our upcoming Little Roads guidebook to the northern lakes of Italy. Follow along with us!

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More Lakes of Northern Italy
Jul
17
to Jul 26

More Lakes of Northern Italy

We continue our explorations of the best places to eat, stay, and visit for our upcoming Little Roads guidebook to the lakes district in northern Italy. Join us as we beat the summer heat keeping cool in the Alpine-cold lake waters. We'll eat lake fish and drink local vino, and we'll visit many fascinating historic sites, Little Roads-style.

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Lucca and Small-town Tuscany: February 11-19, 2018
Feb
11
to Feb 19

Lucca and Small-town Tuscany: February 11-19, 2018

In February we'll visit the walled city of Lucca in northwest Tuscany, where we'll stay in a medieval tower at the center of town. We'll then proceed to the ancient Roman-bath spa town of Bagno Vignoni, where the town square itself is a thermal pool. And of course we'll be enjoying the storied food and wine of Toscana, without the tourist crowds we'd find in high season. 

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Dec
3
4:00 PM16:00

Sunday Salon at Her Bookshop, East Nashville

Join us this Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 PM at East Nashville's Her Bookshop for an afternoon of travel talk and travel-inspired music! We'll be reading a few choice bits of our award-winning travel guides, and we'll be playing music of a centuries-old Italian master and a piece Matt wrote to evoke the fiddle music of Irish pubs. Bonus: Zen will be bringing a loaf or two of Irish brown soda bread. 

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Switzerland Christmas Markets: November 19-27, 2017
Nov
19
to Nov 27

Switzerland Christmas Markets: November 19-27, 2017

In November Little Roads Europe embarks on a week-long tour of Christmas markets in Switzerland. We'll visit a mix of large and small towns, seeing the famous “Singing Christmas Tree” at Zurich’s Christmas market, and the Jerusalem Crafts Market in the small village of Aigle. We’ll be traveling to seven different Christmas Markets in total, in both French and German areas of Switzerland. We hope you'll follow along with us!

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Ireland: August 17-29, 2017
Aug
17
to Aug 29

Ireland: August 17-29, 2017

Join us as we try something unusual: we spend an entire week in a castle! We have rented out Rincolisky Castle, on Roaring Water Bay in County Cork. We splurged on this elaborate place to stay, so we will be saving on our food budget by shopping and cooking from farmer's markets. In County Cork in summer this is no hardship! Cork's foodie culture is alive and well and locally sourced, affordable food is easy to come by. 

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Book Release - Little Roads' Ireland Guidebook: August 15, 2017
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Book Release - Little Roads' Ireland Guidebook: August 15, 2017

Please join us at Nashville's own Parnassus Books in Green Hills for the release of our third guidebook in the Little Roads Europe Travel Guides series. Our newest guide explores the back roads of Ireland. Our book event at Parnassus will feature tastes of Irish stout and homemade Irish soda bread. Come for a bite, a fun read, and "good craic!"

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Ireland: May 15-29, 2017
May
15
to May 29

Ireland: May 15-29, 2017

Join us as we take the final research trip before we publish our foodie's guide to small town Ireland. For two weeks, we'll be hopping all over the island to find more gastro pubs, unusual places to stay, and sights to include in our travel guide. 

"Hidden" and affordable places in Counties Wicklow, Kilkenny, Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Clare, Down, and Westmeath. 

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