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Culinary Travel: Incredible Vacations con Epicurean Delights

Food travel“Everyone has to eat,” said World Food Travel Association president and CEO Erik Wolf he founded in 2003 for the purpose of promoting the culture of eating and drinking though travel.

Wolfe is right. Eating is a human activity that intends to meet a biological need and more. It is also about being with and meeting people to satisfy a social pang. It is also about immersing in a culture and delving into history. According to Samantha Shankman of Skift (Destination Section) in her post The Big Business of Food Tourism and Why It Matters, “Food tourism tells the story of a destination’s history, culture, and people.”  Skift reports that food or culinary tourism is fast rising.

Interesting Facts about Food Travel/Tourism

The Report says, “Food tourism is any tourism experience in which one learns about, appreciates, and/or consumes food and drink that reflects the local, regional or national cuisine, heritage and culture.” [Read more…]

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Food and Travel: A Taste of Fall

Summer is fun, but just like all good things, it must come to an end to give way to fall, another beautiful season that gourmands love. Around this time, the northern hemisphere’s crops are starting to get to their peak to become more luscious, extra vibrant and sweeter. This makes fall a perfect season to go places in search of gustatory ecstasy. It is also a good time to enjoy the season’s bounties from the sea and to sip wine.

Regardless of travel preferences and goals, all people seek good food wherever they go and whatever they do. There are people who travel to learn about culture and food. That is not surprising at all; local cuisines say so much about any place and its people. If you are a certified foodie about to take off for a “food trip” this fall, here are a few ideas for you. [Read more…]

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Back to Basic: What Slow Food (and Travel) Means in Akyaka, Turkey

Cities have always attracted ambitious people who want to make it big in their industry. It is a jungle out there. Surviving the city, and much more, conquering it can be so stressful. Times like this, you wish you can go back to a simple life the way it was for you or your parents. It is no wonder slow travel and slow food is coming back with a vengeance!

If you are in the mood to recharge somewhere scenic and serene, take Rachel Dixon’s word, head off to Akyaka. Read about her slow travel and her slow food explorations in her blog “Slow food and an easy vibe: Akyaka, Turkey’s New Foodie Destinationpublished in The Guardian – Travel Section. [Read more…]

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