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.

  • Black Coffee, No Barcode

    The story of Catfish Coffee Roasters, a local, socially responsible coffee roaster in Edmonton, Albe...

  • Home and Heart

    Three weeks in Istanbul provide a chance to experience the city as our home in the Turkish metropoli...

  • Hail to the King of Fruits

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

  • Xalapa, Our Mexican Happy Place

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

  • Welcome to Our Happy Place

    We only meant to pass by for a couple of days; two weeks later, we can't bear the thought of leaving...

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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