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.

  • Out of the Matrix, Into the Light

    We are more than our bank accounts. Let's see what happens when we act as human beings first, consum...

  • Bali to Jakarta in Four Meals

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

  • Lost for Authenticity

    A visit to Bali's "New Age tourist resort" of Ubud prompts a reflection on the role of tourists, and...

  • A Taste of the Ciudad

    It's crowded, happy, polluted, noisy and filled with food smells. No wonder the Backpack Foodie like...

  • The Rice People

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

Hail to the King of Fruits

Learning to love durian, the king of fruits, in the street stalls of Singapore.

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Drinking the Bones: Singapore’s Soup Tulang

Singapore's soup tulang: a dive in the deep end of Singapore's culinary scene, drinking mutton marrow through a straw.

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Bali to Jakarta in Four Meals

The Backpack Foodie rides the train across Java, and along the way discovers amazing Indonesian food - and the amazing people that cook it.

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All the Way Over There

A vision quest takes The Backpack Foodie from Edmonton, Canada to an ancient jungle path near Ubud, Bali.

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GeckoTV Episode Guide

GeckoTV is an exciting reality TV-less show on display at most homestays in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

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