Master Thai Cuisine during a private cooking class in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Embark on an exclusive expedition with the world-class chefs at the Cooking School at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai. Spend the morning amid the energy and excitement of local markets as you and your chef guide examine fresh, indigenous ingredients before returning to the Resort Cooking School for a hands-on lesson in preparing delicious Thai dishes. You’ll also learn principles of Thai cuisine and the equipment essential to a Thai kitchen. After your cooking course, you and your chef guide will spend the afternoon shopping local kitchen stores where you can purchase authentic Thai kitchen items: a wok, a mortar and pestle, and handmade dishware to be shipped to your home kitchen. Cooking like a Chiang Mai local in your own home means you won’t soon forget this gourmet experience.

Play a Round of Golf on the Lava Plains of Mount Etna, Sicily

Il Picciolo is the oldest course in Sicily (1989) and has played host to a number of international tournaments. The proximity to Etna and its regular eruptions provides the unusual hazard of lava flows on many of the holes and, with trees and vineyards also constantly in play, there is a premium on accurate driving. The course has been built on a former hazelnut farm.