Join Tauck Director Halsey Kinne for a fascinating journey into Portuguese culture through its culinary traditions. Exclusively for Tauck guests, Halsey shares her expertise and insights into Portugal’s position throughout the centuries as one of the most prominent influencers of traditional food culture – and takes a look at the Portuguese “Age of Discovery” through cuisine.
Halsey was a Rotary Youth Exchange student to Santos, São Paulo, Brazil; upon her return to the US, she expanded upon her Portuguese knowledge and Lusophone cultures while earning her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Hospitality Management at Florida State University. In her undergrad, she studied classical Portuguese literature and traditional linguistics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. She began her tour directing career working with international students helping make connections with American culture. Since becoming a part of the Tauck team in 2018, Halsey continues to enjoy making cultural connections by examining the “whys” and “hows” that created the modern day history our guests experience during their explorations.