The Wanderlust Gene!

Did you know there is a gene related to those with a thirst for travel and adventure?

Yup, it’s true! The DRD4-7R gene, or allele, as it’s called in genetic speaks, is a dopamine receptor that regulates the amount of dopamine in our brains.

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that releases happy, excited and motivational feelings. Basically, it’s the brain chemical that makes us feel good. This gene was nicknamed ‘The Wanderlust Gene' because of its connection to fearless globetrotters who chase new experiences and excitement at every turn.

Studies have shown that individuals with this gene have been linked to traits like novelty and adventure seeking characteristics, environmental sensitivity, risk taking and impulsivity.

Do you love adventure, traveling and discovering new places and learning about culinary traditions? Then join us on our ’Culinary Traveling Genes Adventures’ in Tuscany, October 1 - 8, 2022!

Tuscany in the fall will take your breath away…

Together, we will embark on a rich cultural journey of Italian passion, beauty, food and wine, where culinary traditions are lovingly upheld and celebrated. Our week together will be filled with amazing people, encompassing the warm hospitality the Italian culture does so well. We will travel through the rolling hills of Tuscany covered in vineyards dotted with hilltop medieval villages full of history, and visit small family-run farms and vineyards, where you will have the opportunity to partake in a cultural experience with the owners.

In addition, Chef Pasqualina and her family will prepare ‘A Taste of Tuscany,’ a traditional Tuscan dinner where you will taste homemade specialties using the flavors of the season, and wine, of course!

This is where the magic is! Join Chef Pasqualina and her Tuscan family in beautiful Cortona where you will nourish your soul with a Taste of Tuscany.

As always, we will arrive as strangers, but leave as family!

For a full brochure, send an email to There are only 3 rooms left for this event!

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