Resolution Solutions for Travelers – Part I

According to USA.gov , taking a trip is among the top New Year’s resolutions year after year.  About.com  Pittsburgh contends that  recent polls conducted by General Nutrition Centers, Quicken, and others shows that more than 50% of Americans vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends this year.  This would lead one to believe that taking a trip to spend more quality time with friends and family rates high on many resolution-making travelers’ minds this year.

Whether taking a trip or spending more time with a loved one is one of your resolutions this year, both travel and quality time with the special people in your life is sure to rank high on your bucket list for 2011.  Let this be the year of travel for you.  Whether to learn a new skill, release stress or to spend quality time with a loved one, there are a number of options offered by Distinctive Inns of New England.  In a mulit-part series this blog will explore some of the ways that New England’s most distinctive inns can help you find solutions for your resolutions and enjoy every moment along the way.  Afterall, you’re much more likely to keep your resolution if you’re enjoying the process.

Resolution #1:  Learn a new skill.

Solution: Learn to cook like an Italian at Gateways Inn, Lenox, MA

How would you like to learn to cook like an authentic Italian Chef in one  weekend?  The Gateways Inn in Lenox, MA offers a total immersion into the unique and particular Regional Italian foods, flavors, wines and traditions at the Gateways Inn. You can choose a full weekend course or partial weekend options giving you more time to explore the Berkshires.

The Full weekend course includes an arrival evening social hour with Antipasti then dinner on Friday.  After breakfast on Saturday there are morning and afternoon cooking classes  with innkeeper Chef Rosemary Chiariello., lunch and another dinner. Sunday, after another breakfast look forward to a morning cooking class, followed by lunch. For those who’d rather dabble in the courses, full day or day-and-a-half programs are options too. The full weekend program is $240 per person, plus room costs, a one-day Saturday session is $135 per person.  There are options for those who’d like to attend meals but not cooking classes too.  Be sure to visit the Gateways package page for a full description and dates for each regional flavor.

Tune in next week for our next resolution solution package.