Slow Traveller

Welcome to the Slow Traveller. Meet people with a love of food: makers and growers, markets and sellers, cooks and creators.

Intrepid Indian Food Tours for a slow traveller
Tastes from India and Sri Lanka

Many cultures around the world have a strong tradition of honouring guests who visit from afar and celebrate with them in dining together. Sharing food together probably breaks down more barriers and makes more connections, than any other human activity.

I am a slow traveller myself. I have given up the big resorts to my younger days and found a true joy in meeting people who are passionate about creating bridges between people. Food and travel are a fantastic meeting point.

There are great people and places to explore here in North America too from the Acadians in New Brunswick to their Cajun cousins in the bayous of Louisiana.

I hope you enjoy the stories and videos I’ve composed or collected. If you too would like to experience a new world of slow travel and help me support a better way to travel, please reach out.

Slow traveller wine tasting Los Olivos

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India and Sri Lanka Food Tours

Intrepid Indian Food Tours

These tours in India and Sri Lanka are really suited to anyone looking for the real deal, not filtered by too much separation from what is going on outside the hotel room or bus window. The story teller in the video really captures the essence by saying that what happens on this trip (and really all group trips) takes place between the lines of the written itinerary. Continue reading

Iran with Intrepid

Intrepid Womens Expedition Iran

This is going to be difficult for a lot of people to digest but it strikes to the heart of why I think travel can be so much more than just a diversion from the daily grind. Iran with Intrepid. Continue reading

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 fun it can be as a group. 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