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Whether you have a passion for cooking, photography, or  new travel experiences, you can feed that passion figuratively and literally through Vicarious Travel.  We bring together food, wine, and travel for a casual yet indulgent journey. 

Ardent travelers are always looking for a unique experience, and this site is for anyone who has a love for travel and wants to share it.  Relive your own journeys and allow others to experience them too by sharing your travel stories and photos. 

In 2014, we're heading to Spain to scout out a new destination for our 2015 trips.   2014 fall trips are full, and we'll be booking 2015 by September. These are small group trips, so reserve your spot early and in the mean time, check out the Gallery for photos of past trips.


This site, like our own journey, is a constant work in progress. Check back often for new content.

Otoño en el Reino de España

October 19-30, 2015

Vicarious Travel is heading to Spain.  Our travelers asked and we searched for a place where we can live among the locals.

We found that spot in the Andalucía area between Sevilla and Cordoba. A beautiful palace in a town full of wonderfully warm and friendly people.  This is no tourist town, and that's how we like it! 

This area has served as a gateway between Europe and Africa, with its ideal position between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, and its rich deposits of minerals and agricultural wealth, making Andalucía a place worthy conquering since prehistoric times - and one many reasons we're drawn to it as well.

More details for this trip will be coming over the next couple of months. Stay tuned!


Must Love Shoes Goes to Italy

April 18 - 25, 2015


Vicarious Travel and the Must Love Shoes™ family heads back to Italy for another special week in our favorite spots.

Julie Gaver opens your mornings with her words of wit and wisdom and a hot cup of coffee, and yes, there will be carbs.  Your day is filled with living like you own it and plenty of gelato stops along the way.

This special retreat is open to a maximum of twelve (12) women.  By offering this trip to a small number, a more authentic and personal experience truly immerses in the sweet life of Italy.

Click here for the itinerary.

Click here for rates and reservations.

Primavera en Italia
April 25 -May 2, 2015

Vicarious Travel's annual trip takes us back to the northern part of Lazio where it meets the Umbrian and Tuscan borders. 

The family owners of a thousand year old castle open their doors to us, offering up charming rooms to lay our heads at night. Formal gardens of lemons trees and boxwoods fill the old fortified walls. Wild natural gardens tumble gently down the terraced hill to the pool surrounded by ancient trees and blankets of roses that open up to countryside...a garden of Italian Eden.

We savor wine from a private barrel, dine in an Etruscan cave, and behold the beauty of a long forgotten fresco. The leisurely pace of small-group travel is ours to bend and amend as we wish.

Suggested itinerary, rates, and reservation details available soon. Click here
to see photos from past trips.