Author Archives: Daniel Roy

Daniel is a writer, backpack foodie, slow traveler, and endurance runner. He is the author of the upcoming book, "The Way of Slow Travel: A Hands-On Guide to the Best Travel of Your Life."

5 Myths About Thai Food

I love Thai food! Then again, who doesn’t? But much like Chinese food, there are serious differences between real Thai food, and the Thai food served in the West. The names are similar, but Western Thai food has been toned ...

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How To: Khon Kaen-Vientiane Visa Run

Visa runs are an avoidable fact of life for anyone who wishes to stay in Thailand for an extended period of time. I’ve just completed a visa run from Khon Kaen to Vientiane, so here’s my hard-earned wisdom for those ...

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Slow Tip: Comparing Transport Options in Europe

(Full disclaimer: GoEuro have contacted me directly to ask me to discuss their website. That being said, I receive no money or compensation for writing this post. I simply found their website interesting enough to share with other Slow Travelers.) ...

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Anyone for Corpse Soup?

In my blog post last week, I tried to explain how I often end up genuinely enjoying “weird food” in countries where I stay a while. I was reminded of this at lunch today, when I felt a craving for cheonggukjang, ...

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There Is No Such Thing As Weird Food

“Have you eaten any weird food lately?” I get this question often from friends back home. Discovering new food is one of the joys of travel, and my friends know how much I love exploring the cuisines of the world. ...

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