TOUR

Classic films at Coolidge, cowhand culture in Canada, and culinary tours in Spain

THERE

Celebrate snow and cowhand culture

See elaborate snow sculptures, enjoy fat bike trails and curling rinks, and watch teams of horses and riders skijor through Banff during the Canadian town’s free SnowDays event, Jan. 18-29. Artists will turn 30-cubic-meter blocks of snow into sculptures with winter and mountain-culture themes — see those sculptures on display along Banff Avenue. Head to Play Zone at Banff High School Wednesdays through Sundays during SnowDays where you’ll find three sledding hills, a fat bike track, and inflatable curling rinks. Also, don’t miss the skijoring on Jan. 28, when 16 teams of riders (on skis or snowboards) and their horses dash along a straight track in downtown Banff — at up to 30 miles per hour — competing for top honors in Roman riding, trick riding, and stunt skiing/boarding. www.banfflakelouise.com/events/snowdays.

New hands-on culinary tours

If you love travel and food, check out EF Go Ahead Tours’ new food and wine education-based trips to Spain and Portugal. The company, known for immersive trips with a strong cultural bent, has expanded on its partnership with America’s Test Kitchen to offer more hands-on, culinary-based travel experiences. It will offer a new series of tours that take travelers into the kitchens of locals in Portugal (from the rolling vineyards of the Douro Valley to Lisbon) and Spain (from the Catalan and Basque regions in northern Spain to Barcelona). The 12-day Portugal trip includes four cooking classes, a cheesemaking class, four wine tastings, and six food tastings — plus a chance to go grape stomping. On the 12-day Spain trip, find out why San Sebastian has the most Michelin-starred restaurants in

Read the rest
Read more