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Remember those Reese’s commercials about how well peanut butter and chocolate (or chocolate and peanut butter, if you prefer) are perfect together? Well, for me, nothing goes together as perfectly as Travel and Food.
I regularly tell people that my favorite Travel app is Yelp. That surprises most people, thinking I would instead suggest a travel booking or resource travel app. Really, though, when I visit places, I want to try new things to eat. Always!
However, I am by no means a foodie or food travel expert. Some of my friends are food travel experts and I decided to showcase them, along with a couple of their suggested food travel bloggers to follow. I have included links to their websites and social media channels so that you can follow them and be inspired (and get hungry!).
Food Travel Bloggers to Follow
Orlando based Christina Thomas celebrates great food, wine, and friends on Go Epicurista. While her focus is the amazing culinary scene in Central Florida, she often covers food, drink, and fun in places like Turks & Caicos and Portland, Oregon. Christina says to celebrate life today because someday may never come.
Chicago based Sue Reddel and Diana Laskaris operate the super popular #FoodTravelChat on Twitter (Wednesdays, 9pm EST) along with managing their Food Travelist website. They call themselves Ambassadors of World Food Tourism, scoring a spot in my heart because they love to travel and eat great food.
The Dining Traveler
Washington, DC based Jessica van Dop DeJesus on The Dining Traveler says travel and food are intertwined. When you find a local, off the beaten path place to dine, you can get a perspective how people live. She is publishing a book about her native Puerto Rico that I cannot wait to see.
Philadelphia based but currently eating their way around the world, Daryl and Mindi Hirsch are Culinary Travel Influencers who eat it all, from street trucks to Michelin starred restaurants and everything in between. As they say on the 2foodtrippers website, Let’s face it – food is one of the best parts of travel, if not the best part. Totally agree!
The above accounts are the four food travel blogger accounts I follow the most. I asked a couple of them for suggestions of other food travel bloggers to follow.
The Travel Bite
I met Rachelle Lucas last year at a travel conference and have followed her online for years. She lives in Central Florida and her goal is to help you plan your next culinary vacation and tempt your tastebuds with a few globally inspired recipes. Her brand, The Travel Bite, is one of the biggies, often mentioned in lists of top Food Travel Bloggers to Follow.
Authentic Food Quest
Claire and Rosemary created Authentic Food Quest to discover authentic food from around the world. They are digital nomads currently discovering authentic food in South America and Southeast Asia one mouthful at a time. I love the fun and passion they project on their media, and, heck, their pictures make my stomach growl and my mouth water.
A Taste of Travel
Perth Australia based Jenny Freedman is a former travel agent who created A Taste of Travel to showcase her journey of travel and food. She loves exploring the markets, trying new tastes and finding fabulous restaurants. Plus she was recommended by one of my favorite food travel bloggers!
In this quick tour of food travel bloggers to follow, my last entry simply has to be dessert related. Right? Manitoba Canada based Doreen Pendgracs is a freelance writer who wrote a book titled Chocolatour which evolved into a food travel blog. I mean really, her Chocolatour mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire chocolate lovers to gain greater knowledge of the world of chocolate through travel. Pretty sweet!
Do you have other suggestions for my food travel bloggers to follow list? How about some guys? Are there any male food travel bloggers to follow?