A traveling life: After living in London, Heidelberg, London, Cambridge, Berlin, London, Berlin, Cambridge, Champagne-Urbana, Cambridge and New Haven, Adam is now happy to be settled on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with his life-partner and his daughter, who attends Choate school.

Travel Partnership

New York is home, but once you are bitten the Wanderlust never dies, and Adam is a regular guide on historical and culinary tours in Europe organized by the exclusive tour operator Conley & Silvers. Our featured tour in 2017 is Wine Roads and War Stories –  a luxurious trip through Champagne, Alsace and Burgundy. Plans for the future include Switzerland and the Italian lakes and historic Spain.

Wine Roads & War Stories Soirée 2017

Champagne, Alsace, Burgundy & Paris Soirée 2017
May 13 – May 27, 2017

With an Optional Extension to Normandy
May 27– May 30, 2017


  • Dine in a parade of Michelin-rated restaurants and stay in well-appointed accommodations.
  • Visit a plethora of UNESCO World Heritage sites such as: The Bayeux Tapestry; the banks of the Seine in Paris; the city of Vézelay and its famous 11th Century Basilica; Strasbourg’s Grande Île (historic city); the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and the Palace of Tau in Reims; the climates and the terroir of Burgundy; Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d’Alliance in Nancy.
  • Experience the cultural, historical, and culinary riches of three great regions in brilliant and intimate juxtaposition. Our connections will open doors to meet some of the most brilliant chefs and vintners in the world.  Be invited into celebrated cellars to compare the wines of the different regions we are visiting and discuss the nuances of terroir with vintners and experts alike.
  • Smell the spirit, beauty, and raw speed of European car design in one of the greatest automobile museums in the world in Mulhouse, where you will see Bugattis of every vintage by the dozen.
  • Explore some of the most charming and characterful shops, wine caves and markets in the world.
  • Immerse yourself in conversation with our accompanying team including knowledgeable local guides and charming wine experts, such as Paris’s most respected wine merchant Lionel Michelin.  Throughout the trip, Professor Adam Tooze (Columbia, Yale, Cambridge) will lead us through the maze of European history.   Some of you may have spotted Adam recently in the History Channel series The World Wars.  As ever, tour manager Dana Conley will provide guaranteed daily sunshine.
  • On our optional extension, walk the historic Omaha and Utah landing beaches in Normandy and explore related sites and museums.

Visit the Conley & Silvers website for more information on their services.