This book shows how anyone can create an inspiring weekend at home that brings almost as much pleasure as a vacation away--without the expense or hassle. It offers ways to have adventures in 15 glamorous destinations around the world, including Mexico, France, Greece and Morocco, without even leaving the neighborhood. Readers can choose a quiet weekend of classical music in St. Petersburg, a wild carnival in Brazil, or a tour of the Tuscan countryside. Each chapter includes suggestions for setting the scene; videos, books, and music to help get into the spirit; and authentic recipes. Adventures can be adapted for a cozy weekend for two or a lively party for a group of friends.