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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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

“High Mileage, Runs Well” or Retired from Work, Not Life

peregrine traavels

Just because you’ve packed a few miles on doesn’t mean you’ve packed it in. There is a whole world of travel awaiting you as an experienced traveller. Check out this… Continue reading

Taste of Japan

Japan Foodie tour

I think that we’ve all become quite comfortable with the type of Japanese food served outside Japan, so wouldn’t it be great to actually experience a taste of Japan as… Continue reading

Small Ship Adventure Cruising Takes You Places the Big Ships Can’t

small ship adventure cruising

Many years ago I started including  small ship cruise tours in my tours to the tiny and magnificent ports and inlets of south-east Alaska. These cruises are still magnificent. But… Continue reading

Mayan Slow Tour Yucatan Style

When I called ahead to ask what to budget for food at this small, ecologically designed inn near Mayan ruins in the Yucatan, I was told “we don’t really have… Continue reading

Blue Roads Touring, Upscale Small Group Tours

back roads culinary

Blue Roads Touring Company* offers a distinctly different type of small group touring experience than most small group tours. It seems that the small group tour genre is largely populated… Continue reading

Adventure Food Tours Europe, Morocco & the Middle East – Slow Tours

If you’ve ever been curious to learn about the foods you love, Adventure Food Tours are one part travel and two parts delicious. Source: Adventure Food Tours Europe, Morocco &… Continue reading

Foods of Nicaragua, Visit Jicaro Island Lodge

Experience Foods of Nicaragua For anyone thinking of some place where you can experience Nicaragua, Jicaro Island Lodge is a great location to put in your list to visit. Continue reading

Notes From a Slow Travel Convert

I did not begin as a slow travel maker. I started my career in the classic tour and travel industry many years ago and, like so many of us in… Continue reading