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.


Rock formation on Kangaroo Island

Australia’s Kagaroo Island

By Jackie Jones

South Australia’s Kangaroo Island quietly attracts wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers along with adventure seekers. It is a unique and exciting place.   Read more

Oceania Adventure Food & Drink
Asturias, Spain

Asturias – “Green Spain”

By Jackie Jones

The Asturias region is often dubbed ‘Green Spain’ thanks to the diverse wilderness of the region. It is one of the most charming areas which still remain in the shade of southern beaches and cities like Madrid or Barcelona.   Read more

Spain Adventure Food & Drink Sustainability
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Inside National Geographic Traveler, Buddha Bar DC and eco-friendly jewelry

The Editor-and-chief of National Geographic Traveler, Keith Bellows, joins World Footprints Radio to talk about the magazine, travel storytelling, his upcoming travel book for children, and his never ending quest for discovering different cultures.Then, because culinary treasures are a manifestation of culture, Shelley Galloway from the newly opened Buddha Bar … Read more   Read more

United States Fashion & Style Food & Drink
Szechenyi Spa in Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST: The City of Spas, Art and Great Food

By Jackie Jones

Budapest attracts visitors to its historic sites but also to its spas. With 120 springs it can offer a wonderful experience. After visiting a spa and eating the traditional goulash tourists might also enjoy a series of concerts in honor of the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt.   Read more

Europe Luxury Travel Food & Drink
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Tiniest “Everything” in Tortola

By Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Whereas other travel destinations are famous for the tallest building, the highest mountain, etc. I have found in Roadtown, capital of the Caribbean island of Tortola (BVI) four attractions which are the tiniest of their kind I have ever come across. Small they maybe, but they are full of charm … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Off the Beaten Path Architecture Food & Drink
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Endangered Languages, Culinary Dreams and Sylvia’s Children non-profit

Every 14 days a language dies.  National Geographic author and renown linguist, David Harrison, joins World Footprints to discuss his latest book: The Last Speakers:  The Quest to Save the World’s Most Endangered Languages. Then celebrated personal chef to the stars, Chef Jermome Brown–a.k.a. Chef Rome, is fresh on the heels … Read more   Read more

The World Volunteer Travel Food & Drink Preservation
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Local culinary finds by Tonya on WUSA 9 television

Tonya appeared on W*USA 9 TV to share two culinary destinations in Washington DC: “A Taste of Iceland” at DC Coast Restaurant and “DeLightful” (lowcal French menu) at the Sofitel’s ICI Bistro. Join her as she continues to share the culinary treasures found around the world.   Read more

United States Insights Food & Drink
Hammock swinging between palm tress on Cayman Island

The second part of my Cayman Islands adventure

By Richard Bangs

This is part 2 of Richard Bang’s 4-part travelogue From here I wind back to the western side of the island, to Lighthouse Point, to meet Nancy Easterbrook, the fire behind a critical ecological initiative in the Caribbean: Eat a fish; Save the fish. Nancy, who is managing partner of … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Adventure Food & Drink Social Responsibility

Banana Fosters magic at Brennan’s in New Orleans

One of our favorite desserts is served at one of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans, Brennan's.  This dessert was created in 1951 by Paul Blangé at Brennan's Restaurant. It was named for Richard Foster, a friend of Owen Brennan who was then New Orleans Crime Commission chairman. The preparation … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Food & Drink