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.

  • Bangkok at Street Level

    Raving about Bangkok's amazing street food scene, and seven tips to enjoy street food. ...

  • The Rice People

    In Chennai, South India, the Tamil reinvent rice into a variety of delicious, healthy dishes. ...

  • Shisha at the Souq

    Smoking a shisha, and watching the Arab world go by in Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar. ...

  • Paprika is the New Red

    I like to say that Scotland's moisture-drenched moss gave me green. Yesterday, Hungary gave me red. ...

  • Debu Takes His Time

    A visit to the exceptional Honey Bee Bakery & Pizzeria in Puri, India, where time slows down. ...

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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