Supporting Local Artisans & Small Businesses
We believe in supporting the local artisans and quality-oriented small businesses whenever possible because they make the destinations of Spain, Italy, and Portugal richer, more unique, and more fascinating. These people are also fighting a tough battle to maintain many age-old traditions. Also, we are foodies who enjoy art and artisan products and they have the best stuff. These artisans and small businesses, like our own in the USA, fight an uphill battle against huge chains with low-cost products. We are proud to support them.
Giving back: We believe that it´s important to try to make a positive contribution to the local communities whenever possible. This is why we favor locally-owned businesses over chains as long as the quality is very good. Actually, the quality is usually better in a family-run restaurant than in a chain tourist trap. This also means we can offer contact with local artisans, artists, charity groups, and more. Also, we contribute to Toys for Tots in the USA, Alzheimer’s Foundation, and UNICEF in Spain. We also can arrange visits to Children´s Hospitals or other organizations.