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.

  • Pharos Pizza and the Soul of Edmonton

    As an Edmonton institution is forced out of business, Backpack Foodie ponders the future of Edmonton...

  • The Cost of the First Step

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

  • Meanwhile, Offline…

    Where has the Backpack Foodie been these last few months? In a nutshell: falling in love with the Mi...

  • The Announcement

    The text of Backpack Foodie's announcement to his friends of his quitting his job for a year of trav...

  • Hungary & Austria: Due Thanks

    I’m still furiously tagging and uploading my travel pictures, after which I will post about my...

Gabi and Feri

Gabi and Feri treated us to four days of Hungarian gastronomy and exploration. This is the story of my stay in their home.

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Hungary & Austria: Due Thanks

I’m still furiously tagging and uploading my travel pictures, after which I will post about my experiences in Hungary and Vienna last week. In the meantime, though, I want to give a quick shout-out to the people who helped make ...

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Paprika is the New Red

I like to say that Scotland's moisture-drenched moss gave me green. Yesterday, Hungary gave me red.

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Pharos Pizza and the Soul of Edmonton

As an Edmonton institution is forced out of business, Backpack Foodie ponders the future of Edmonton's local food scene.

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The Announcement

The text of Backpack Foodie's announcement to his friends of his quitting his job for a year of travel.

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