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.

  • Life in Exuberance: Kolkata Moments

    First impressions of Kolkata, India, in the form of one-paragraph short stories. ...

  • 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...

  • Home and Heart

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

  • Black Coffee, No Barcode

    The story of Catfish Coffee Roasters, a local, socially responsible coffee roaster in Edmonton, Albe...

  • A Brief History of Poutine

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

Laos Astray

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

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The Spirits of Indochina

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

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Welcome to Our Happy Place

We only meant to pass by for a couple of days; two weeks later, we can't bear the thought of leaving this place. Welcome to our Happy Place.

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Bangkok at Street Level

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

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India Calling

Two cities: Singapore and Melaka. Two dining experiences. One desire: India.

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