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.

  • Lost for Authenticity

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

  • The Bagels of Mile End

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

  • Life’s Precious Mistakes

    Whether in Hangzhou or in Edmonton, the mistakes we make in life are often the most precious aspects...

  • All the Way Over There

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

  • The Milk Alchemist

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

The Friends Who Fed Me

To the rebels and iconoclasts of the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market who fed me over the last year: bless you one and all!

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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, consumers second.

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The Cost of the First Step

Newly unemployed and trying to sell everything, the Backpack Foodie ponders how his upcoming trip will change everything.

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Life’s Precious Mistakes

Whether in Hangzhou or in Edmonton, the mistakes we make in life are often the most precious aspects of it.

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Drenched in Elegance

A day spent in Vienna reveals its impossible elegance.

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