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. ...

  • Drenched in Elegance

    A day spent in Vienna reveals its impossible elegance. ...

  • Bali to Jakarta in Four Meals

    The Backpack Foodie rides the train across Java, and along the way discovers amazing Indonesian food...

  • Postcard from the Edge

    On this day, September 7th 2009, Helene and I have become world nomads, on the first step of a one-y...

  • The Friends Who Fed Me

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

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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