Pack a Fork! LLC is a boutique tour operator specializing in luxury tours that give guests an opportunity to discover and share destinations together through food and culture. Tours highlight the love of good food, cooking, cultural activities, the world of wine, the outdoors and local sightseeing.
These ‘adventures’ are ideal for men and women needing a get-away, those who have had children go off to college, retirees, solo travelers, friends or family who want to travel together and anyone else who loves learning, discovery, good food and wine in a region. Some tours are co-ed while others are specially designed for women. Co-ed tours are open to men, women, couples and solo travelers.
Trips are ‘lively’ but designed with all-important free time to unwind, relax or discover an area with new friends.
Pack A Fork! LLC is owned by Patty Moss and is based near Boulder, Colorado where foodies and outdoor life thrive. Patty has been organizing travel since 1986. She brings her love of food, wine, cooking, nature and discovery to each of her tours. Her vision for Pack A Fork! is for guests to learn about a region through its culture, cuisine and the uniqueness of a region.
Each tour is intended to give guests an opportunity to experience, explore, learn and create. Trips are guided by those who know their region and can lead others toward authentic experiences that aren’t easily found. Our tours are immersive in nature. Group size is small – under 15 guests + guides to ensure individualized attention.
Patty is a foodie at heart and loves food, wine, cooking and travel. Trips are called ‘adventures’ because they convey the spirit of discovery that is the core of their creation. They are all custom-designed with local input to provide a variety of sites and experiences. Usually included are main sites (you can’t go and miss these) as well as off-the-beaten path experiences. Guests can count on fun, camaraderie, laughs, learning and sharing.
Patty can’t think of anything she would rather be doing then leading others toward new experiences and learning through travel.
Life is an adventure… So, “Pack A Fork!” and come adventure with us!
The Bauds – Our Spain & France Tour Guides
We are so fortunate to have these two people as guides for our Spain & France tour – Claude & Cristina Baud. They are knowledgeable about regions of Europe having lived and traveled throughout Europe (and many other parts of the world). Claude & Cristina truly care about each person and work to provide unique experiences to everyone. They are committed to Pack A Fork! tours being outstanding. They will ask guests to try new foods (“just one bite”), point out details most visitors do not normally see, teach guests who want to learn and ensure that everyone has an authentic local experience. They also make THE BEST gourmet picnics using local artisan foods and wines! A trip with them is rewarding and ‘rich’ in so many ways. Get ready for a life experience you will not forget!
Claude Baud comes from five generations of Swiss hoteliers. Claude attended the Hotel School of Lausanne in Switzerland. He worked at the Hotel Tamaro in Ascona, Switzerland. He has also been a maitre d’ in country clubs around the United States. Claude speaks four languages: English, Spanish, French and Italian. He is a food and wine connoisseur. He has taught culinary classes and is a talented chef. Claude has been traveling and exploring regions of the world for 35 years. He is truly a ‘man of the world’. Claude has brought community together through food and wine his entire life.
Cristina Baud is a native of Madrid. Cristina’s compulsive craving for travel has taken her to over 38 countries around the world. From these travels, she has gained considerable insight in to numerous cultures, peoples, traditions and religions. Cristina has dedicated much of her life to learning from the countries she has visited or lived in. When traveling, her soul feel most engaged with the experiences it presents. Cristina also speaks four languages. Her expertise is in history, art, architecture and local cuisine. She is a delight!
Claude and Cristina have three sons. One lives in Barcelona and has won the ‘Mixologist of Spain’ award. They also have one grandson. The Bauds are from Boulder, CO and own a home in southern Spain.
Our Greece Tour Guides
Claudia Peck-Kiousis lives in Boulder, CO. Claudia and her husband, Panos, will be locating to Greece this year after his retirement from the Colorado School of Mines. Claudia brings her love and knowledge of Greece’s ancient and modern history to our Greece tour. Her passion for Greece’s culture, traditions, regional foods and wines drives her desire to share it with guests. Not only has she been influenced by ‘all things Greek’ for 27+ years, she and her family have also lived in Greece. She immersed herself and her children into the daily life, traditions and culture of this beautiful country. She offers a unique understanding of the true meaning of philoxenia (an ancient Greek word for ‘hospitality’), and feels that her life has been made richer by her connection with her husband’s native culture – which has become her own in many ways. And, Claudia also speaks Greek!
Nancy Vlastoudaki was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. She has traveled throughout her life but Greece is home and truly where her heart is! Nancy has experience coordinating events and tours in Greece. Because she is a native, she understands her country’s history, culture, traditions, and every day life in Greece. It is that knowledge she will pass along to the group. She is a foodie at heart and loves exploring traditional foods as well as the delicacies of her country. Nancy will travel with the group leading the way through Greece.