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.  Culinary travel is here to stay and marks the strength of a great food experience. 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 culinary travel.

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

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a lesser-known European entity sandwiched between France, Belgium, and Germany.   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.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path Food & Drink
Spain - Seville Tapas Bar

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 in Porto. Photo: Trixie Pacis

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.   Read more

Europe Food & Drink History
Napa Valley Wine Train

Unique Christmas-themed Train Ride

If you’re looking for something unique for your holiday travel, consider the Napa Valley Wine Train with its special Santa Train. It’s a Christmas-themed train that’s great for families that travels through the scenic areas of Napa Valley with a bunch of fun activities and snacks for everybody to enjoy.  … Read more   Read more

North America Events & Festivals Food & Drink
A whirligig from the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Reviving North Carolina Towns through Art and Tourism

On one side of the state, North Carolina has the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.  On the coastal side, the state boasts wild horses and deep blue waters.  However, the center of the state holds surprising treasures and a rich history. After losing the tobacco and textile industries, Kinston’s Mayor, B.J. … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel Food & Drink The Arts
The Roost Vineyard Bistro & Farm Bakery on Vancouver Island.

The Saanich Peninsula: A Family Farm Haven on Vancouver Island

By Christina Newberry

When I arrive at Healing Farm, I have an overwhelming sense that I’ve come home. This 18-acre organic farm on Vancouver Island’s Saanich Peninsula is everything I love about this part of the world, where I grew up.   Read more

Canada Agritourism Experiences Food & Drink History
Chernobyl town sign

New Chernobyl Vodka uses exclusion zone ingredients

Scientists from the University of Portsmouth have created a vodka using ingredients from the Chernobyl exclusion zone, insisting that it is completely safe to drink. As most people know, Chernobyl is the location of one of the worst nuclear disasters in world history. In April 1986, the number four reactor … Read more   Read more

Food & Drink
Budapest, Hungary

How Budapest’s Cafe Culture is Lifting Social Stigmas

By Tara Tadlock

Hungary, and Budapest more specifically, was once known for its mistreatment of those with physical and intellectual disabilities.   Read more

Europe Accessible Food & Drink Social Responsibility
Street food market

Japan Prefecture Enacts Ban On Eating and Walking Simultaneously

For many countries, street food is a must, but should a person who buys their food on the street be able to walk the streets while eating it? This is a question officials in Japan are trying to answer, especially for the tourist hot spots such as Kamakura in the … Read more   Read more

Asia Food & Drink
The Don of Sandeman. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

Porto and Port

On a recent visit to Porto, Portugal we had occasion to enjoy port wine while we went in search of “The Don” of Sandeman. See the places where our search took us. Photos: Tonya Fitzpatrick   Read more

Europe Food & Drink
Taipei, Taiwan

Five Reasons to Visit Taipei

By Ali Jennings

When planning a trip to Asia, not many people consider Taiwan as part of their itinerary. But this small island off the coast of China has a lot going for it, in particular, the capital city Taipei. For a relatively small capital city – it has a population of just … Read more   Read more

Asia Religious Travel Architecture Food & Drink
Iced coffee in Laos. Photo: Tara Tadlock

Coffee in Laos: an Unlikely Pathway out of Poverty

By Tara Tadlock

When people think of Southeast Asia, Thailand and Vietnam often come to mind first. But squeezed between them is Laos, a country covered in dense jungles and lush mountains perfectly suited for growing coffee, a relatively new crop that has grown recently in importance to the nation’s economy.   Read more

Asia Food & Drink Humanity