Pack a Fork! LLC is a boutique tour operator specializing in 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.
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.
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 discovering food, wine, cooking and culture. 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. These tours are more like a group of friends traveling together than a standard tour!
Life is an adventure… So, Pack A Fork and come on an adventure with us!
Our Sicily Tour Leaders – Claude & Cristina Baud
We are so fortunate to have these two people as guides for our Sicily 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 as a chef at 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 will travel with us.
Local Sicily Tour Guide – Jacqueline Alio
Jacqueline Alio is one of Sicily’s leading historians. She is part of a new wave that is writing about the history of Sicily’s women. Jackie has authored four books – each has captured the spirit and essence of Sicily. Jackie has been consulted by The History Channel, The Discovery Channel and other media outlets. She is an accomplish medievalist and will lead our historical walking tour in Palermo and Montreale.
Local Sicily Tour Guide – Carlo Montesante
Carlo Montesante is one of the best nature guides in southeastern Sicily. He worked as Sicily’s location scout and translator for the BBC’s nature documentaries. He has spent more time in nature than any other place and especially loves to share the secret rivers, pools and the coastline of his Sicilian childhood. He knows the birds, the wild plants, the formation of the land and the pulse of his county. Not only is Carlo knowledgeable about Sicily’s natural side, he is also a certified historical guide. Carlo will lead us on our visit to Vendicari Nature Reserve and to the towns of Noto, Modica and Syracuse when we are in southern Sicily. He is well-regarded for his joyful personality and extensive knowledge.