Our articles explore the power of cultural immersion and how it can open up new opportunities and experiences when learning a new language.
Oaxaca - Mole, Mezcal, and More!
Oaxaca City, a World Heritage UNESCO site, was chosen in 2022 as the number one city in the world to visit by Travel + Leisure (San Miguel de Allende was #2!). “Incredible local indigenous food,” “People go out of their way to make you feel special,” or “The city has beautiful museums, streets, cafes and restaurants” were some of the comments made by the participants in the annual survey.
Mexico, Mexico - A Place so Nice They Named it Twice!
The naming of Mexico City is interesting: The city now known by that name was founded as Mexico Tenochtitlan in 1325 and a century later became the dominant power of the Aztec Triple Alliance, formed in 1430 and composed of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, y Tlacopan.
As the Founder of Language & Luxury™, I often reminisce about how I ever began traveling the world in the first place, discovering foreign cultures and learning languages. I mean, I was like a lot of boys who grew up in Wichita, Kansas, literally 60 miles from the geographical center of the US and about as far from an international border as you can get.
Why is beer so important in German culture? Is it based on history or habit, climate or culinary preference, quality, or quantity — or all the above? In this article, we will discuss everything you should need to know about German beer: the history, the types, brewing processes, ingredients, nutrition, flavors, culinary matches and recommended brands!
We are here to welcome you to an exclusive linguistic adventure, which aims at improving your Italian skills by experiencing the authentic Italian lifestyle in Bologna, the perfect gateway to start your journey into “la bella lingua.”
Since the launch of Language & Luxury several years ago, we have discovered that roughly 50% of our client bookings have been made by solo women travelers. This follows a recent trend, at least among U.S. travelers and in the U.S. travel industry, as many new tour operators have sprung up offering tour packages exclusively to solo women travelers.
French cuisine was added to the list of cultural objects that are called “intangible cultural heritage” by UNESCO in 2010. French gastronomy has a very long history and has been heavily influenced not only by the French court but also by neighboring and even distant cultures.
Italian cuisine is the food typical of current-day Italy but has developed through centuries of social and economic changes, dating to antiquity, long before the Italian peninsula was unified under current-day Italy.
Life-Changing Moments and Lifelong Memories from Cultural Immersion
I often hear adults saying that they want to DISCOVER HIDDEN TREASURES, enjoy LIFE CHANGING MOMENTS, and “LIVE LIKE A LOCAL”. It’s only through true cultural immersion that these experiences really present themselves.
You can’t learn to speak Spanish without learning a bit about Mexican food. Mexican food has gained a great deal of popularity around the globe but there is a lot of confusion about what constitutes “real Mexican food”.