My name is Nathan Aguilera and I’m more than three years into what I thought was going to be a six-month trip when I left my home in Oklahoma City. Since then I’ve seen fifty countries, dove some of the best dive sites in the world, attended some unforgettable festivals, met some of the most incredible people from all over the globe and discovered my passion for food and wine.
What is a foodie flashpacker? A foodie is described on Wikipedia as “one who seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger” while a flashpacker is described as “backpackers who upscale their travels a bit” or what I might better describe as being a mid-range traveler. I tend to stay in private rooms rather than dorms, prefer Uber over taxis, and I’m partial to Airbnb rentals. You could say it’s a style of travel that’s somewhere between backpacking and luxury.
- a person keenly interested in food, especially in eating or cooking.
1.(informal) a backpacker who has a considerable disposable income.
What this means that you can expect from me is a food focused travel blog. The first way I like to get to know a new destination is through what people are eating, especially local dishes that you won’t find elsewhere. And wine. I love wine more than one person ever should. I tend to gravitate towards Europe for the summers and the availability of amazing and affordable wine has a lot to do with that.
So please follow along with me on social media as I eat and drink my way across the globe: