Hello from Raymond, the Travelling Foodie! I’m a Traveler and Foodie based in Toronto. I mix both my passion for food and travel by travelling the world to tour cities, explore nature and eat various cuisines.
Travelling Foodie features food and drinks, travel and nature, lifestyle and events from all over the world. This blog will help you discover the best places to eat and stay, things to do and events to attend.
Taste Life. Enjoy the World Around You. This is the motto I live by. There is so much beauty in this world, and my vision is for people to realize its beauty and appreciate the world we live in. I incorporate food in my travels as I believe food is an integral part of travel in learning about one’s culture and way of life. And also, you definitely want to eat good food in your travels, right? I hope this journey inspires you to bring out your inner Travelling Foodie as I believe everyone is a Travelling Foodie at heart.
I’m originally from the Philippines. Growing up, every summer, my family would always travel for vacation. Even then, I’ve always loved taking photos of my food and travels for remembrance as a kid. It’s a way to remember where I was, what I ate and what I thought of things at that time – sort of like a visual diary.
Moving to Canada for University opened up more opportunities to travel and see the world. I initially posted my experiences on my personal Facebook but then decided it would be nice to share them with everyone who appreciates food and travel so they can get food and travel inspirations. During a 2-week National Park road and food trip in the USA in 2014, I started Travelling Foodie to share my experiences in food and travel with the rest of the world.
Since I’m Toronto-based, I post a lot on all things Toronto. As I’m also a Traveler, I also cover all aspects of my travels be it food, nature, travel –
wherever the plane or fork will take me. 🙂
As of February 2017, I’m so excited to be living out this passion and dream full-time! It’s funny where your passion leads you. I had no background in social media nor marketing. I graduated with a background in Computer Science and was a software development manager. Never in a million years would I have expected doing this for a living… #ChaseYourPassion!
Here’s a photo of me with Chef Joan Roca at El Celler de can Roca. I visited here back in January 2012 when they were No. 2 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Of the notable restaurants outside Canada, I’ve been to Alinea (Chicago), El Celler de can Roca (Spain), Oud Sluis (Netherlands), Robuchon a Galera (Macau), Jean-Gorges (NYC), Antonio’s and Aubergine (Philippines), Raymond’s (Newfoundland) and L’atelier de Joel Robuchon (Las Vegas)
If you have any questions on my services, what I can do to help your business, or simply would like to connect/partner with me, please do not hesitate to contact me! You can visit the Media Page to see the collaborations I’ve done and brands I’ve partnered with.
Please contact me via email: itstravellingfoodie[@]gmail[.]com