Backpacking Food in the Field: The Good

Backpacking Food in the Field: The Good

Since food and people are the biggest parts of any journey, and you can’t eat people and brag about it on a blog, I’ve decided to compile a portfolio of backpacking foods I encountered while wandering over the past seven years. Unfortunately, this...
Weird Food Encountered While Traveling: The Ugly

Weird Food Encountered While Traveling: The Ugly

Food in many parts of the world, particularly where there isn’t much to eat, can be loosely defined as anything you put into your mouth that doesn’t kill you. My vegetarian friends may want to avert their eyes: If food walks, crawls, swims, slides, or...

Visiting the Local Market in Cusco, Peru

One of the delights of budget travel for me is wandering a local market in a strange and unfamiliar place. The market in Cusco, Peru, is one of the most interesting I’ve ever enjoyed. Local markets are a welcome assault on the senses. New mysterious smells (some...

Sushi in Portland

Another mystery box of divine Japanese goodness made its way around the belt in our direction. I could just see the tantalizing tips of something hanging over the edges of the black box…are those suction cups…could it possibly be? YES!  Tentacles! I...
Sichuan Hotpot in Chengdu

Sichuan Hotpot in Chengdu

A catfish head picked clean of brains and meat by yours truly I tried not to show any signs of pain as the boiling oil splattered across my body. No, I was not on the wrong end of a castle siege, I was actually paying for this opportunity. Chengdu is famous for its...