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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Local Source-Chocolate Tour Ecuador

Most people assume that chocolate is a bean and gets its flavour by roasting. But it’s not so. Chocolate comes from the seed of a gourd that hangs from a… Continue reading

Otavalo Highlands Ecuador

Otavalo market clothes photo

When you visit Ecuador, you will most likely want to go to the Otavalo market. Otavalo is an indigenous and mestizo town about 3 hours drive from Quito. It is… Continue reading

Hollywood Slow Surprise

We spent a morning walking around Hollywood and found this wonderful Sunday farmer’s market. Located off Hollywood Blvd south on Ivar Ave, this is a must visit for anyone looking… Continue reading

Obsessed by Olive Oils

It all started a long time ago when I was in Solvang, near Santa Barbara, California. At the time I really had no idea about olives, or olive oil except that olives figured widely in biblical stories. Continue reading