Cruise. Food. Travel.

Welcome to Tasty Itinerary! Where we cover all things cruise, food, and travel.

We aim to inspire and provide helpful tips so you can plan a great vacation with delicious eats.

We are passionate about exploring new destinations, savoring delicious cuisine, and embarking on unforgettable cruises. 

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Meet Kathy Ava

a Travel and Foodie Lover

I am Kathy, the travel, foodie, and cruise lover behind Tasty Itinerary.

I created this site to share my expertise in travel and cruise planning. As well as to spread the joy that travel and food bring me. Through Tasty Itinerary, I hope to inspire others to go out and discover what this world has to offer because life is short. 

For over 20+ years, I have coordinated travel and logistics, first as an Executive Assistant and now as a Production Coordinator to destinations worldwide.

Since moving to Los Angeles 17+ years ago, we’ve explored and enjoyed LA, first as tourists and now as locals living in Pasadena.

“Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you.”


Cruising IS a Tasty Itinerary

We love to cruise. With the variety of cruise itineraries, you can explore new destinations in a short amount of time while trying new mouth-watering delicious foods served onboard and offboard. Cruise ships are destinations in themselves.

While we try to fit in land vacations as much as possible, cruising has captured our hearts and become a significant aspect of our travel experiences. Our first cruise, taken over 20 years ago on Royal Caribbean, ignited a passion for cruising that grew stronger over time.

We took a break for eight years after a terrible cruise experience on a cruise line that we shall not name. However, we came back and fell in love with cruising even more. It was a one-time incident that should have never stopped us from cruising. It was a lesson learned. Now, we know how to prepare for a cruise like pros and provide helpful cruise tips to others.

Cruising is one of the best vacations; everyone should experience it at least once.

The Food

Our love of food is reflected in the name of our site, Tasty Itinerary, which represents our mission to share our passion for travel and cuisine with others.

Food is as much a part of travel as the destinations themselves. From sampling local street food to indulging in gourmet cuisine, we believe food is integral to the travel experience and local culture. 

We make a point to seek out delicious eats at most destinations, whether a hole-in-the-wall eatery or a Michelin-starred restaurant. Food tours and cooking classes are some of the best ways to make those discoveries, especially when you’re short on time.

Through our site, we hope to inspire fellow foodies and travel enthusiasts to embark on their culinary adventures and discover the world’s most delicious destinations one plate at a time.

kathy standing against the mountain backdrop of where the welcome to alaska sign is located

I Love to Travel

What is life without a Tasty Itinerary? Boring.

We love to explore new destinations. Although my husband and I have full-time jobs, we try to maximize our time off. We do not waste our vacation time or take it for granted.

We aim to make the most of our vacation days, even if it’s just once a year with one big vacation and then some local exploration and day trips from Los Angeles in between.

And our goal is to make sure you do the same because life is short.

What you’ll find on Tasty Itinerary?

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Don’t know what to read first? These are some of our favorite trips and tips.

Pssss… most of our trips are all favorites.

You can also join our Facebook Group to Get Started: Tasty Cruises

You don’t have to dream and plan your cruise vacation alone. Join me and other cruisers to discuss all things cruising.

How do I Connect with Kathy?

You can send me an email at kathy [@] tastyitinerary.com.

You can also find me on social media. Every follow means a lot to us and helps us along the way.

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Make sure to sign up for the Tasty Itinerary newsletter. Kathy shares peaks into her life once a month, travels, tips when relevant, and keeps you updated on the latest blog post articles.

Who Writes for Tasty Itinerary?

Currently, all articles are written by me, Kathy. Sometimes, I collaborate with my cruise expert friend Kim to ensure I provide the best cruise tips and information. And my husband assists whenever he can, brainstorming and taking photos and videos.

We hope to expand our team in the future with other travel, food, and cruise writers to provide you with even more travel resources.