Hi, and welcome to Not Without My Passport!
A bit about me:
Following my university graduation, my foray into overseas travel led me to London, UK which I established as my home base for two years to work and, between assignments, backpack through Western Europe. My incurable wanderlust lingers, which is why I continue to explore the world at every opportunity. In fact, in 2014, I gave up my home, career and most of my possessions to travel, freelance as a writer and photographer, and focus on this blog (read this post to find out how and why I came to this decision). After a year of the semi-nomadic life, I’m back in Toronto but still a traveller at heart. I always will be.
My curiosity has swept me away to countless countries, profoundly enriching my life with human connections, wildlife encounters, multicoloured textures and wisdom that can only be imparted by international exploration.
It has also exposed me to one common thread: no matter where my travels take me, food is found at the centre of every culture. The rituals of preparing and eating a meal provide social cohesion and, for travellers, they offer an invaluable glimpse into everyday life. It seems natural then to explore not just the world’s many tantalizing dishes, but the traditions that surround them and the ways in which they bring people together.
I travel with multiple cameras to visually document my journeys, amass the memories that have become my personal gold mine and, finally, to share them with you. I hope they provide a unique perspective and encourage you to seek new experiences and see the world in a different way.
Thanks for visiting!