Everyone has taken those waiting room magazine personality quizzes. What kind of friend are you? What kind of dieter are you? But how about, what kind of culinary vacation are you?
If you've ever traveled with a food geek, you know that where and what you eat is priority number one. Entire itineraries get planned around the destination's best, and highest-rated restaurants. Finding the most off-the-beaten-path, locals-only spot is of absolute importance. Pre-flight detours must be taken in order to visit a special burger joint. A few years ago, I booked a trip to Brussels based solely on the knowledge that it was home to both a beer and a chocolate museum. And once there, spent two entire days on a quest to find the city's oldest — and best — frites stand.
But for many of the food-obsessed, dining at restaurants and touring food museums simply doesn't cut it. They want to be a part of the action — cooking in the kitchen, working in the vineyard — and as a result, more and more companies are organizing culinary vacations. But before you before you can book the trip, you have to consider your personal interests and the kind of experience you are looking to have. Truffles or barbecue? What's your budget like? Can the whole family come? For some travel ideas, we've compiled six unique culinary vacations for six different personalities.