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India 2008

India 2008

NAMASTE TRIP TO INDIAIn October 2008, a unique pairing between a local travel agency, a renowned chef and restauranteur and 20 travelers resulted in a generous donation to BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation from Carlson Wagonlit Travel Kerrisdale. The sold-out, three-week tour included visits to organic farms and spice gardens, private cooking schools, the country’s top restaurants and palaces.Namaste, the culinary tour of India organized and escorted by Jenny Karmali at Carlson Wagonlit Travel Kerrisdale raised $19,000 for...


Turkey

Turkey

his Fall (Sept/Oct 2010), twenty-six travelers, including renowned Chef John Bishop of Bishop's Restaurant in Vancouver, enjoyed a unique and custom tour of Turkey combining tourist must-sees with the country's local secrets found off the beaten path. This wonderful trip also raised $11,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.Tour operator, Intrepid Travel is known for being a green and grass roots tour company that specializes in showing tourists the behind the scenes and authenticity of a country in which they...

Turkey


England & Scotland 2012

England & Scotland 2012

his exciting tour began in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh and ended in the largest metropolitan city, London, England.It was be full of wit and charm with celebrity hosts, Christopher Gaze- artistic director, actor and British born; and Vancouver funny-girl and favorite radio/tv personality, Vicki Gabereau.This tour was designed and guided by - INSIGHT VACATIONS "maintains an uncompromising commitment to offering the highest standards of product integrity, outstanding service and leisure experiences."

England & Scotland 2012

Ireland 2014

Ireland 2014

Chef John Bishop ventured back to his Irish culinary roots in September. This carefully crafted tour highlighted the very best of culinary experiences ranging from traditional pub fare to gastronomic feasts. True to John’s passion, we sourced locally produced foodstuffs and met with local farmers along the way.From the spectacular coast of Northern Ireland to the charming, cobblestoned streets in the South, this two week tour offered the best that Ireland has to offer, including stays at the majestic Ashford...


Spain & Portugal 2015

Spain & Portugal 2015

MMChef, cookbook author and acclaimed restaurateur, Chef John Bishop, led this poignant discovery of gastronomy through Spain and Portugal. Unique and luxurious accommodation in Pousadas and Paradors, fortunes of the Spanish, Portuguese and Moorish Kingdoms, astounding religious buildings and works of art...sounds fabulous!Benefiting Charity - North Shore Hospice through Lions Gate Hospital Foundatio Dear Jenny,On behalf of the patients and visitors to the North Shore Hospice, the physicians and nursing team, I extend our sincerest gratitude to you and the...

Spain & Portugal 2015

Society Islands & Tuamotus 2015

Society Islands & Tuamotus 2015

Chef John Bishop along with famous Oceanographer & Environmentalist, Jean-Michel Cousteau hosted this amazing tour on board the luxurious m/s Paul Gauguin in February, 2015. The group visited the gracious Society Islands, including Huahine, with its stunning crystalline lagoon. Next they explored the Tuamotu Archipelago. Comprised of very low-lying atolls, none of the chain's many islets rise more than ten feet above sea level. They then visitited Rangiroa, home to the second-largest lagoon in the world. It is noted for...