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.

  • Gabi and Feri

    Gabi and Feri treated us to four days of Hungarian gastronomy and exploration. This is the story of ...

  • Farewell to Southeast Asia

    After five countries in four months, it's time for the Backpack Foodie to leave Southeast Asia. Here...

  • The Milk Alchemist

    Learning to make ghee and Indian sweets with Manick, a tea stall owner in Kolkata, India. ...

  • Three Travel Secrets: Backpack Foodie Edition

    There’s this meme going around where travel bloggers each spill three “secrets” th...

  • The Spirits of Indochina

    In Vientiane, Laos, the echoes of Indochina on the local food scene provide an opportunity to enjoy ...

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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