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Discover what’s in store on your ICT escape.

Custom Travel Design and Concierge Support

At Inspired Culinary Travel, we take a bespoke approach to itinerary creation. In other words: just ask, and we’ll make it happen. But you get so much more than you ask for, as we listen between the lines to tap into our clients’ desires.


For an elevated escape cooked up just for you

Time-honored traditions… 

Swipe the secrets passed down through generations as you get a behind-the-scenes look at the culinary traditions that define a destination. We’ll connect you with artisan producers, celebrated home cooks, and local experts for hands-on experiences that help you up your cooking game and ignite every sense.

Typical food tours are just the beginning. Step into the kitchen, market, souk, or vineyard and get ready to get to work—it’ll be worth it, we promise.

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…and “the next big thing.”

As industry insiders, we don’t just follow the trends, we stay (way) ahead of them. That may mean sending you to the under-the-radar Balearic island before it gets its own glossy magazine spread. Or perhaps booking you at the up-and-coming chef’s table—before eight-month-long reservation waits kick in.

You get the bragging rights—and deliciously unforgettable memories. Our insider relationships—including connections with local-led tour operators who can unlock authentic culinary experiences and luxury boutique properties around the globe—make it possible.

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Let’s cut to the chase—
work with ICT & receive:

A custom-crafted itinerary tailored to your unique travel tastes

Complete booking of every travel component—including flights, hotels, transfers, and tours

Concierge-level services, such as securing restaurant reservations, spa appointments, museum tickets, and more

VIP perks and amenities, when available, through our affiliation with luxury travel consortia Virtuoso

Customized travel guides and exclusive mobile app, with real-time flight info and integrated chat, for easy itinerary access on the go

Responsive, proactive support while you travel

What are you hungry for? 

Follow your favorite chef to a premier food and wine festival, and explore the destination’s vibrant dining scene

Eat your way across a region that has long captured your imagination on a tailored itinerary full of exclusive excursions


Slice through the open waters on a luxury cruise featuring gourmet dining and chef-led tastings on board

Sail straight to the heart of delicious destinations in Europe, Asia, and beyond on an intimate, culinary-themed river cruise

Kind Words

from Clients

“Karen is the only person that I trust to choose my itinerary. It takes a special kind of person with a passion in their heart to pull this off. Karen's attention to detail and professional know-how absolutely ensured me a most needed and magical experience. Her availability and willingness to ensure a successful journey sets her miles apart. She is a true beacon. Her ability to read and gauge our guests' needs were in my opinion … UNMATCHED.”

— Anthony, NJ

“Karen was thoughtful in creating my first-ever Disney experience. She asked all the right questions i.e.: What is your timetable? What are your financial constraints, and what experiences would you like to fit within those financial parameters? Also, she worked to my advantage while also understanding the Disney product. With Karen as my travel adviser, all parties got the best outcome.”

— Kim, GA


Get started with a complimentary consultation call.




We’ll first connect on a complimentary consultation call so we can share more about our planning approach and learn more about the travel experience you’re after. 

My signature planning process



Think we’re a good fit? We’ll send over our Design Fee invoice and schedule an in-depth planning call to get started. You’ll then receive up to three custom-crafted itinerary proposals; we’ll tweak your favorite based on your feedback. 



With your itinerary finalized, we’ll book and coordinate every component of your trip. Have special requests or specific needs? Let us know and we’ll arrange everything for you prior to your departure. 



As your departure approaches, we’ll meet with you one last time—either over video call or in person if you’re in the Tri-State area—to review your travel documents and answer last questions. While you travel, don’t hesitate to reach out if you need assistance. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get us special perks and amenities? 

While we can’t guarantee special extras, we’re often able to secure VIP perks for our clients through our affiliation with our Forbes-endorsed host agency, Gifted Travel Network. GTN is a part of luxury travel consortia Virtuoso as well as several top luxury preferred hotel programs—which means we may be able to pass along perks like room upgrades upon arrival, spa/ship credit, complimentary breakfast, early check in/late check out, and more (all subject to availability). 


What is your Design Fee?

Our Design Fee differs depending on the length and complexity of your trip. We’ll share the exact fee schedule with you after our complimentary consultation call. Through this fee, you are hiring us to research and craft your custom itinerary, book your travel components, manage concierge-level requests, and provide responsive support before and during your trip. This also means we will always pick the best-fit travel options for you, regardless of any commissions we may receive. 

What destinations do you specialize in?

We don’t specialize in certain destinations, but rather a type of travel: culinary-centered journeys. With insider contacts all across the globe, we can send you almost anywhere that piques your interest (and your palate). Click here to learn more about our particular culinary travel specialties. 

What if I just want you to book a hotel for me?

We offer a complimentary hotel-only booking service so our clients can take advantage of possible perks through our luxury hotel program affiliations. If you’re interested in a hotel-only booking, either click the button below or email us at with your hotel preference and check in and check out dates, and a member of my team would be happy to reserve a room for you. 
*Please note that only the rates marked as Virtuoso Rate will get Virtuoso amenities. This service does NOT include support or booking for flights, transfers, tours, or any other travel components. 

Hotel Only Booking


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