Picnic Travel: Embarking on a Journey

By Liz Ahearn | March 31, 2024

Embarking on a Journey Beyond the Picnic: Introducing Picnic Travel

Hello everyone, it’s Liz here, the founder of Picnic Wine & Provisions. Over the past four years, we’ve embarked on a wonderful journey together, creating a space where community, shared experiences, and the joy of discovery through wine, food, and art take center stage. I’ve been overwhelmed with gratitude watching Picnic flourish, becoming a beacon for those who seek to celebrate life’s simple pleasures and embark on adventures, however small or grand they may be.

As we continue to weave this tapestry of community and joy, I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in our collective journey: Picnic Travel. This new venture reflects my deepest passions and the embodiment of our shared values—adventure, connection, growth, and a profound respect for the cultures and traditions that enrich our lives.

Why Picnic Travel? A Vision of Shared Discovery

The idea for Picnic Travel was born out of my wanderlust and the transformative experiences that travel has brought into my life. From the sun-drenched vineyards of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where I was born and raised, to the ancient, rolling hills of Campania, Italy, where my roots run deep, each journey has been a lesson in life itself. Through Picnic Travel, I want to extend an invitation for you to join me in these experiences, to connect more deeply with the communities that craft the incredible wines and products we cherish at Picnic.

Travel, in its truest form, is about more than just visiting new places. It’s about connection, understanding, compassion, and the kind of global knowledge that can only be gained through firsthand experience. It’s about learning through adventure and making the world a better place by broadening our horizons. This is what I enjoy the most, and I am so excited to share it with you.

Our Inaugural Voyages: A Return to Roots

This year marks the beginning of our exploratory experiences with two incredible trips:

  • Oregon’s Willamette Valley, August 2nd – 6th: Join me in returning to where my journey began. As someone born and raised among the lush vineyards of the Willamette Valley, I look forward to sharing with you the hidden gems and stories that shaped my early years.
  • Campania, Italy, September 6th – 13th: Our journey to Campania is not just a trip; it’s a homecoming. Last year’s visit deepened our connections and friendships in this stunning region where my great-grandparents originated. This year, we return to a warm welcome and an eagerly anticipated exploration of its rich culture and winemaking traditions.

A Call to Adventure: Join Us on This Journey

Picnic Travel is not just about exploring breathtaking landscapes and savoring exquisite wines; it’s about building a community of adventurers eager to learn and grow together. This year, we’re not focusing on profit but on finding like-minded individuals who share our passion for discovery and making a positive impact through travel. It’s important to note that space is quite limited for these inaugural trips—only 4-7 spots remain for each destination, making this an exclusive opportunity not open to everyone.

As we embark on these adventures together, we invite you to be a part of this journey. Whether you’re a longtime friend of Picnic or someone new who shares our values and dreams, there’s a special place for you on these trips, but it’s filling up fast. Let’s explore, learn, and grow together, forging connections that will last a lifetime. This is your chance to be part of a unique group of explorers setting out to make unforgettable memories—secure your spot and join us in making history with Picnic Travel.

Stay tuned for more details and thank you for being part of this beautiful community we call Picnic. Here’s to the adventures that await us!

With excitement and gratitude, Liz