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.

  • Laos Astray

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

  • The Cost of the First Step

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

  • The Rice People

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

  • The Bagels of Mile End

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

  • United in the Joy of Ice Cream

    Down Souq al-Hamadiyya in the Syrian capital of Damascus lies Bakdash: possibly the best ice cream i...

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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