For a completely different experience when traveling, learn to cook the local cuisine instead of just eating it. Take a week long culinary vacation or a couple of workshops.
Maybe you want to learn Italian cooking from an Italian in Umbria, or you want to learn all about the differences in olive oils, or watch wine being made in the Tuscan countryside. Many sites offer classes and accommodations in the same spot.
Check websites or your destination for more information. There a many reputable ones available.