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."

We’re Moving to India!

I thought it’d take longer than this. When Helene and I began working on this blog, we envisioned it as a chronicle of our efforts to enter the international development sector. I felt that there would be weeks, perhaps months ...

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The Road Begins Again!

In 1996, Helene left Montreal to teach English in South Korea. This experience left a deep impression on her, and she’s been hooked on travel—and teaching—ever since. In 2003, driven by our mutual desire to live abroad, we both quit ...

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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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