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.

  • The Friends Who Fed Me

    To the rebels and iconoclasts of the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market who fed me over the last year: b...

  • The Bagels of Mile End

    The Backpack Foodie discusses the legendary Montreal bagels, and the multicultural community that ga...

  • The Announcement

    The text of Backpack Foodie's announcement to his friends of his quitting his job for a year of trav...

  • A Brief History of Poutine

    In all the ways that matter, poutine is Québec. This article discusses the origins, variations and c...

  • Home and Heart

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

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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