Tapas in Spain.
Food and travel are two of my great loves in this world. If I could find a way to combine the two into a fully fledged career, I would be one very happy girl. I mean come on, who wouldn’t want to get paid to travel the world and eat all day? Sounds like a dream come true if you ask me!
Speaking of, I would love to introduce you to Ashlee aka The Abroad Foodie. Ashlee has amassed a 16k strong Instagram following from doing just that — travelling and eating.
Hailing from Australia, but currently living and working in London Ashlee tries to get away as much as she can and document all her amazing food adventures along the way. Check out what she has to say about being a foodie and travelling the world.
1. What made you want to combine your love of food and travel?
I am Australian and I moved to London a year ago to work and travel. I have fallen in love with booking flights and planning the next destination. I am also a bit of a foodie, I love eating out and looking for the next new restaurant to try. So when I began travelling more I captured many moments and even food memories, which is how I came about combining the two.
2. What has been your most memorable food experience so far?
My most memorable food experience is a difficult one. One that comes to mind immediately, was while I was travelling. I went to New York over Christmas and New Years Eve and I experienced an array of different food flavours and amazing restaurants. For example, for New Years Eve my boyfriend and I chose to dine at The Nomad, which was a wonderful experience and one i’ll remember for a long time to come.
Central Park, NYC.
3. Ultimate bucket list destination and why?
A great question, however I have many many places I would love to visit and are on my immediate bucket list while I am living in Europe. My next destination is Germany (Berlin and Munich). Afterwards I am going to Morocco, which I am really really excited about as the Sahara dessert is high on my bucket list. Then I am considering Switzerland over winter to ski.
4. If you could only do one thing for the rest of your life, – eat amazing food or travel to amazing places – which would you choose?
I do love food so much so but I find a lot more satisfaction and happiness from travelling. I have met so many beautiful different people, experienced a vast contrast of landscapes and have made so many memories. I have learnt to cherish every moment of every day and I really appreciate home and my family.
Sailing in Croatia.
5. For all the budget travellers out there, any tips on how to save and budget for a foodie holiday?
I think it is really important to do your research. I tend to plan where I am going to eat around the activities I have planned that day to avoid being stuck really hungry somewhere foreign. I use websites like TripAdvisor first and then I look up the places on Instagram because we do eat with our eyes first. So first tip would be to do research. Secondly, I don’t eat out for every meal. This may seem boring to some but I will make a trip to the local supermarket or fresh food shops and pick up some items whether it be for breakfast or a lunch or dinner. I also find eating out for every meal for a long period of time quite heavy on the stomach so i do enjoy breaking it up and cooking if i can.
You can follow Ashlee’s foodie adventures on Instagram here.