The Backpack Foodie

The World, 2009-2011: Helene and I sold everything we owned, and in September 2009, we hit the road. The result was a year-long Slow trip filled with wonders, friendships, and delicious meals. Somewhere over a cup of coffee, the Way of Slow Travel was born.

  • United in the Joy of Ice Cream

    Down Souq al-Hamadiyya in the Syrian capital of Damascus lies Bakdash: possibly the best ice cream i...

  • The Milk Alchemist

    Learning to make ghee and Indian sweets with Manick, a tea stall owner in Kolkata, India. ...

  • Hail to the King of Fruits

    Learning to love durian, the king of fruits, in the street stalls of Singapore. ...

  • The Empire of Fish

    A visit to Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest fish market in the world. ...

  • Hanging Up the Backpack

    Two years after setting out on the road, it's time for the Backpack Foodie to hang the backpack. Is ...

Hanging Up the Backpack

Two years after setting out on the road, it's time for the Backpack Foodie to hang the backpack. Is it the end of the adventure... or the beginning?

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Heaven at Land’s End

A land of plenty, a bountiful market, friends, golden mangoes and delicious, fresh fish.

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Xalapa, Our Mexican Happy Place

The mountain city of Xalapa, Veracruz, where the smell of coffee fills the air, and it's a challenge to find a bad restaurant.

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I’m a Fantastic Story Weaver!

The Backpack Foodie has won the Fantastic Story Weaver award from Morocco Tours!

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A Taste of the Ciudad

It's crowded, happy, polluted, noisy and filled with food smells. No wonder the Backpack Foodie likes Mexico City so much.

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