Scallop dinner from Cleveland restaurant.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.”               ― Anthony Bourdain

One of the best ways to experience the world is with the palette. Gastronomy—from food to mixology—has become a popular reason to travel.  Whether finding the best street food to stalls in the market—from local joints to five-star cuisine,  the desire to find the most interesting meals on the planet has become an obsession for many.   As the world has become more diffuse, some of best restaurants are drawing travelers to small towns not known for food.  In many places, wineries, craft breweries and distilleries are providing yet another excuse to indulge in travel.


Humayun's Tomb

India’s Golden Triangle: Beyond History, Culture, Food and Architecture

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The most popular circuit amongst foreign tourists is the Golden Triangle, comprising Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra.   Read more

India Architecture Food & Drink History
Portland, Oregon

Portland’s Surprising Bites and Brews

By Sangeeta Ranade

One of Portland’s most significant subcultures is its food truck scene.   Read more

United States Food & Drink
The Hershey Story Photo Courtesy of Hershey, PA

For the Love of Chocolate

By Terri Marshall

As Valentine’s Day approaches, love, romance and chocolate step into the spotlight. This love and chocolate thing dates back more than 1,500 years to the Maya and Aztec cultures.   Read more

United States Experiences Events & Festivals Food & Drink
Exterior of the Pulperias

Pulperías: Where the gauchos gathered

By Ana Astri-O’Reilly

Imagine spending days, even weeks, in the vast plains with only your horse and your loyal dog for company. Herding cattle during the day, sipping mate next to the campfire at night. The need for human interaction will be met at the nearest pulpería, although near and far are relative terms in the … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Adventure Off the Beaten Path Food & Drink
Tenerife lizard

Tenerife- The Wild Side of Spain

By Bianka Cramblit

One hundred miles off the coast of the Southern coast of Morocco lies The Canary Islands. These eight one-of-a-kind islands will charm you so much that you might start searching for early retirement options on your flight back.   Read more

Spain Food & Drink History
Asturias Spain

Asturias: Spain’s Most Overlooked Region

By Bianka Cramblit

Where can you wake up in the morning to the pitter-patter of raindrops falling onto the lush, green mountainside while the bagpipes play in the distance? Scotland seems the obvious answer, but if you trade the kilts and haggis for jamón (ham) and bulls, you might be surprised to find … Read more   Read more

Spain Food & Drink History
Seagulls are yearly visitors at the start of winter. Photo: Sugato Mukherjee

Varanasi: From There to Eternity

By Sugato Mukherjee

It was my first trip to Varanasi and I was a little disappointed. The squalor, the impossible traffic jams, and the pollution added up to dispel my romantic notions about the city that Mark Twain had famously said to be ‘older than history, older than tradition, and even older than … Read more   Read more

India Food & Drink History
A tram traveling down a street in Portugal's capital, Lisbon.

The Cultural Mosaic of Lisbon

By Manali Shah

Portugal lies in the southwest corner of Europe on the Iberian peninsula. Its mostly Mediterranean climate, flavorful cuisine, and the charm and friendliness of its people make it a place to visit again and again. As we dream of the days when we can travel again, I am treasuring my … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture Food & Drink History
The Oxalis Morada is indigenous to the Galapagos Islands and many regions of South America. Photo: Brent Cahill

Indigenous Food Travel: A Culinary Postcard

By Ann-Marie Cahill

While many of my friends have turned to books or television documentaries, I have been exploring the world of culinary travel — but not just for cooking recipes. I found inspiration in the preservation of Indigenous food. And that has me planning my next adventure.   Read more

Oceania Food & Drink Indigenous Preservation Social Responsibility

Food and Travel – Experiencing Greece in Toronto with journalist Jim Bamboulis

Travel journalist and Toronto-based Greek food tour operator Jim Bamboulis of Travel Mammal joins World Footprints to share the vibrant culinary scene and rich diversity of Toronto, Canada. Jim tells us that we can experience Greece in Toronto and essentially eat our way around the world in the city. Jim … Read more   Read more

United States Food & Drink

Luxembourg: Spotlight on Sustainability

By Katy Spratte Joyce

“Luxembourg? You’re going to Luxembourg? Where is that? What’s even there?”  Such was the remarkably common response when I shared my early 2020 Euro-trip itinerary with friends and family. Even the majority of my well-traveled writer colleagues hadn’t ever considered a trip there.  With just a quick week to spend … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture Food & Drink Sustainability
Food and pan

Arkansas Town Displays Great Acts Of Kindness Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Two businesses in the Northeast Arkansas region are showing others what it means by “great acts of kindness” during the coronavirus pandemic.    The Brickhouse Grill restaurant in Jonesboro has become a downtown community market and convenience store to help people who are affected by the problems the coronavirus has … Read more   Read more

North America Food & Drink Social Responsibility
albuquerque-Hot Air Balloons

Have a high time in Albuquerque

By Kathleen Walls

A major highlight in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a hot air balloon ride at daybreak. But floating through the sky into the sunrise is not all there is to do in Albuquerque, and this city is full of culture and education to provide a well-rounded and enriching experience. Before you … Read more   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path Food & Drink

What a snack from southern Spain tells you about religious persecution

By David Pope

I was eating my favourite sandwich in a tapas bar in Seville when my mind was blown.   Read more

Spain Religious Travel Food & Drink History
Cais Da Ribeira

Unlocking the Flavours of Porto

By Trixie Pacis

Though rough around the edges and often overlooked, many travellers have a soft spot for Lisbon’s sister city Porto. Porto is a vibrant city on the northern coast of Portugal famous for port wine. It’s not just a haven for those seeking a wander through narrow streets and historic buildings, … Read more   Read more

Europe Food & Drink History