• Posted:Thursday, September 3, 2009
  • Comments: 0

Backpackers think with your belly

Posted in: Travel
Backpackers  think with your belly
People wanting a cheap travel break to save money for yummy food once they reach their destination might be pleased to hear that there is a growing trend for people, particularly those in the UK, to combine vacations and gastronomy. Apparently, there has been an increase in people asking for gastro-holidays, which sounds good to me. Food and travel, the perfect combination - especially because being outside and getting lots of fresh air while experiencing new things is sure to work up anyone's appetite.

Industry insider Jonathan Cudworth, who's the director of product management at Expedia.co.uk, said that people in Britain definitely seem to be more adventurous when it comes to food from different cultures. Perhaps we're going to see more Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom-style cuisine popping up on the dinner table from now on. Someone pass the chilled monkey brains, please! Well, even if that's not the case, Mr Cudworth also remarked that there has been an increase in people booking holidays that include wine tours and cookery courses, which also sounds fun. I like to learn while I'm away too.

If tasty treats while you rest your weary backpacking feet appeal, a visit to Texas and the International Championship Chili Cook-off might be in order. If chili's a bit spicy, the festival also provides Tex-Mex, complete with fajitas, tortillas and guacamole. Texas itself has lots of different types of food to offer the hungry traveller, including delicious, freshly caught seafood if you're in the right town.ADNFCR-2435-ID-19344893-ADNFCR
City Guides and Information

Video guides, travel podcasts, city maps & free city guides. What to eat, where to stay and things to do and see - our travel guides have it all.

Find a guide »
Latest Blog Post

We want to make sure that you get to explore as much of Paris as possible and that includes the nightlife scene. We've compiled some of the best places in Paris to check out if ...

Read more »
Great Value and Choice

We offer the most comprehensive selection of hostels on the internet with over 33,000 great places to stay in 170 countries. The ultimate online resource for hostels everywhere.

Find great value hostels »