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 Rice People

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

  • Laos Astray

    Led astray in Laos, the Backpack Foodie slows down in Vientiane. ...

  • I’m a Travel Blog Dork!

    A big thank you to the awesome Off-Track Planet for making me an official Travel Blog Dork! I am hon...

  • The Bagels of Mile End

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

  • Hanging Up the Backpack

    Two years after setting out on the road, it's time for the Backpack Foodie to hang the backpack. Is ...

Farewell to Southeast Asia

After five countries in four months, it's time for the Backpack Foodie to leave Southeast Asia. Here are the best - and worst - of his time in the region.

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Thailand’s Northeast, Part 2: Udon Thani to Khorat

A trip through Thailand's northeast region of Isaan, including stops in Khon Kaen and Nakhon Ratchasima.

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Eating at Street Level: Tips on Enjoying Street Food

Tips on eating street food from the Backpack Foodie, including pictures of street dishes from around the world.

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Thailand’s Northeast, Part 1: Vientiane to Udon Thani

A trip through Thailand's northeastern region of Isaan, including a stop in Udon Thani.

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Three Travel Secrets: Backpack Foodie Edition

There’s this meme going around where travel bloggers each spill three “secrets” they learned from traveling. The concept also involves tagging five other bloggers, but as you can imagine, at the bottom of the pyramid you run out of friends ...

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