Restaurant Doctor Hospitality Resources

The Doctor's Trip Reports

Bill Marvin, The Restaurant DoctorWhen I travel to other parts of the world, it has been my habit to post a daily diary of the trip -- not so much of the "here's where I went, here's what I saw" variety (although that's certainly in there), but more from the perspective of "here's what I learned from the day's experiences."

From time to time a reader confesses they feel a touch of resentment that I'm traveling while they are struggling to keep their restaurant going. If you ever feel put off by the frequency of my travels and are even slightly interested in understanding why, where, and how we travel so often, click here and I'll put it in perspective for you. Think of it as another lesson in listening.

I hope my daily diaries provide some insights into your own operations and serve as helpful information when you're thinking about your own big trip. I offer them with those goals in mind. Enjoy!

May 6-24, 2018

December 12-28, 2017

December 14-28, 2016

December 13-27, 2015

England and Wales
September 16-October 6, 2015

Christmas in Tuscany
December 14-28, 2014

Along the Irish Coast
April 15-May 7, 2014

Sicily and Barcelona
December 12-30, 2013

Istanbul and the Turkish Coast
May 5-30, 2013

Rome and Central Italy
December 10-25, 2012

Spain and Portugal
May 10-31, 2012

Dordogne (SW France)
May 10-30, 2011

Burgundy (Eastern France)
December 25, 2010-January 8, 2011

A Month in Provence (Southern France)
August 27-September 29, 2009

March 31-April 12, 2009

Rajasthan (Northern India)
January 20-February 10, 2009

Provence and Tuscany
September 21-October 4, 2008

Central China
April 22-May 12, 2008

Costa Rica
December 1-16, 2007

Central Italy, Amalfi, Santorini and Athens
April 30-May 23, 2007

Umbria, Tuscany and Provence
April 20-May 14, 2006

Burgundy, Geneva, Tuscany and Copenhagen
November 27-December 12, 2005

Umbria, Tuscany, Cinque Terre and Piemonte
May 4-26, 2005

Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu
October 26-November 5, 2004

Burgundy, Paris, Brittany and Dordogne
April 26-May 18, 2004

Southern Germany
February 12-18, 2004

Venice, Umbria, Tuscany and Lake Como
May 12-June 3, 2003

Central Britain
February 24-March 3, 2003

Shenyang and Beijing, China
July 10-29, 2002

Prague, Budapest, Slovenia and Austria
May 22-June 12, 2002

Southern Umbria and Burgundy
May 19-June 4, 2001

Northern Umbria and Zurich
July 14-August 8, 2000

Australia and New Zealand
October 24-November 12, 1998

France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands
July 24-August 6, 1998