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.

  • The Milk Alchemist

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

  • Xalapa, Our Mexican Happy Place

    The mountain city of Xalapa, Veracruz, where the smell of coffee fills the air, and it's a challenge...

  • All the Way Over There

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

  • Gabi and Feri

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

  • Hanging Up the Backpack

    Two years after setting out on the road, it's time for the Backpack Foodie to hang the backpack. Is ...

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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