Slow Traveller

Welcome to the Slow Traveller, a world of food and travel, all in the slow lane. The stories, tours and videos that are tagged with this heading are picks to show options and ideas for people who want to slow down and savour the present moment while visiting destinations.

The leaders in this genre are often niche operators and without the marketing muscle to rise to the top of search results.

I have sourced out many of the best local operators in Italy (Tuscany and Sicily based), Greece, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Panama, and Thailand. Look for upcoming and follow up stories about slow traveller programs in these areas.

There are also major brand operators (mostly those below) who have themed programs.

Contact us for more information – or stay in touch by newsletter or post updates with the links on the side bar.

Oaxaca-Chocolate y Chiles

oaxaca food travels

If you love to travel and love Mexico’s foods, this trip in Oaxaca is a great starter recipe. Watch this video featuring Intrepid’s Real Food Adventure to see how much… Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Tacos

taco tor in Mexico City

Search the origin of tacos online and you’ll be flooded with stories of silver mines and snacks. But here’s the real deal. Head out to the streets of Mexico city… Continue reading

More Olive Oil Obsession In California

los olivos shop

Picking up from a visit that started an olive oil obsession over 20 years ago we went back to the Santa Ynez Valley to see how things had changed. It’s… Continue reading

Tastes of Yucatan

Alanna and I have made plenty of meals from Barbara Hansen’s classic cookbook “Mexican Cookery” that we bought after coming home from many travels in Mexico. We had done well… Continue reading

Cuba and the Farm to Table Revolution

mogotes near vinales cuba

Cuba invites the world to visit its fantastic white sand beaches. But for those with a nose for places beyond the thin coastal rim, there is a fascinating land and people. Just don’t go for the food – or so we were told. Continue reading

All inclusive vacations are more fun with G Adventures

Cuba vacation

Every year, frozen Canadians head south for the sun and you’d think we’d get bored with fly and flop vacations. Some of us have and discovered a way to have… Continue reading

Peregrine Premier Adventures-It’s About Time

Peregrine Adventures Its About Time

Remember Why You Fell In Love With Travel? Peregrine Premier Adventures are designed for travellers who just want to keep travelling. I call them, experienced travellers. People who have reached… Continue reading

Southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast Close Up

amalfi coast

The Amalfi Coast Southern Italy offers some great opportunities for exploring on foot and up close. Exodus offers some wonderful trips in groups and self guided options.   Continue reading

Afternoon Tea Walk In Kenya

tour a tea plantation in Kenya

Kenyan tea is typically a robust tea that loves milk and sugar. Along with other African teas, it is not widely available in Canada except at specialty tea shops such… Continue reading

Cuba Slowfood and Terra Madre

meal with friends cuba small group tours

Read about Cuba and you won’t find much good said about the food. We wanted to find out for ourselves so we embarked on a private tour with a local… Continue reading