Luxury Wine Tours: If your brother-in-law brags one more time about his annual trip to Epcot Center, you might have to inform him that, well, DisneyWorld is not what most people consider a luxury vacation-and certainly nothing to brag about. Pretentiousness aside, no one can deny that France produces top-notch wines and on your next vacation, why not sample them first hand? A week of Cooking & Wine in Provence sure trumps your brother-in-law's visit with Mickey. Imagine wining and dining in the famous wine producing regions of France: Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Côtes du Rhône, Burgundy, Alsace and the newly discovered Languedoc Roussillon.
Sample real French cognac and champagne, enjoy picnics by the roadside with wines from local vineyards, shop in local markets and spend relaxing nights in quaint country inns off the beaten path. The best part is you don't have to worry about driving or reading maps written in French!