Vacations are wonderful, especially the kind of vacations where you just relax and unwind on a beach somewhere. Those are my favorite kinds of vacations. Besides sitting on a beach, my favorite thing about vacation is not having to worry about a lot of the things that consume my time at home, like cooking. As much as I do enjoy it, it is really nice to have a week off from it now and then. Of course, I still want to eat really good food. Delicious food is an important aspect of my vacation too. Well, if your take on vacations is anything like mine, then I may have found your dream vacation.

canada beefGourmet Inclusive vacations take your normal all-inclusive vacations and adds in some very exciting dining experiences. Air Canada Vacations and Karisma Hotels & Resorts in conjunction with Canada Beef and Jackson Family Wines, have all partnered to offer an exclusive Canadian Beef Culinary Series at several select Karisma hotels in 2014. The Canadian Beef Culinary Series offers guests very special culinary events during their stay, including a different chef each month! Included in your stay will be gourmet cuisine from star chefs, trained in Michelin and Zagat rated restaurants around the world, gourmet beverages, and gourmet services like beach beds and 24 hour room service.

The hotels included in this series are

The wonderful Canadian chefs that will be helping with this Canada Beef Culinary Series are listed with their dates below.

Dates of the Series are:

Jan. 13-17, 2014 – Chef Louis Charest / Ottawa
Feb. 10-14, 2014 – Chef Alain Bosse / Halifax
Mar. 10-14, 2014 – Chef Antonio Park / Montreal
Apr. 14-18, 2014 – Chef Rob Thomas / Winnipeg
May 12-16, 2014 – Chef Andrew Stevens / Halifax
Jun. 9-13, 2014 – Chef Paul Rogalsky / Calgary
Jul. 14-18, 2014 – Chef Michael Allemeier / Calgary
Aug. 11-15, 2014 – Chef Judson Simpson / Ottawa
Sept. 8-12, 2014 – Chef Corbin Tomaszeski / Toronto
Oct. 13-17, 2014 – Chef Mark Filatow / Vancouver
Nov. 10-14, 2014 – Chef Riley Bennett / Toronto
Dec. 8-12, 2014 – Chef Roger Sleiman / Kelowna Profiles

Guests will also be able to take advantage of access to exclusive Culinary Events during their stay. Beautiful beaches AND wonderful food. What more could you ask for in a vacation? To find out more about this Canadian Beef Culinary Series, visit the AirCanada website.