Written By Guest Writer Destinations / Places / Vancouver Apr 15, 2013 Gourmet Backpacking: Return to Vancouver SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestI was so happy to arrive home in Vancouver that not even the chilly, damp air and grumpy grey sky could but a damper on my mood. I had missed the familiarity of my city. Sure, it lacked the old-world charm of the European cities I visited, but as I glanced at the modern skyline set against the bold, black mountains I couldn’t help but feel so fortunate to have such a beautiful city to call home.I often hear people say they experience a sort of depression upon returning home from an incredible vacation. What I felt, however, was quite the opposite of the post-travel blahs. I was inspired and exhilarated by what I had seen, tasted and learned on my journey.What excited me more than any spectacular meal I had on my trip were the attitudes and customs surrounding food. People savour food, they appreciate food, and they are incredibly connected to where their food comes from.Locals in each country we visited expressed an infectious passion and pride for their regional cuisine, and I caught the bug. Since being back I have become much more active in British Columbia’s local food movement. I now buy my milk from a little dairy farm in Chilliwack, I visit the farmers’ market religiously, and I check out local restaurants regularly.The spirit of travel – visiting markets, sampling local delicacies and exploring a region’s food culture – has not left me. I must say, I am quite happy exploring the food culture from my own home, sans backpack. Read all 5 in the series. PART ONE: Ireland, Scotland and EnglandPART TWO: SpainPART THREE: FrancePART FOUR: Germany and AustriaPART FIVE Italybackpacker SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Destinations / Travel March 3, 2020 Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort Continued from March | April EAT magazine’s Best of Asia in Mexico. by Shelora Sheldan The morning after the Taste of Asia event, after ... Read More Chefs / Destinations / Epicure at Large / Food People / Travel August 1, 2019 Letters From Lyon August 2019 Cher Eat, I have been wondering a lot lately about how Lyon gained such a recognisable status in gastronomy. Sure, yes there are plenty of ... Read More Chefs / Culture / Destinations / Elsewhere / Travel May 7, 2019 An Introduction to Letters from Lyon to EAT I have spent my career thus far with a few goals in mind: climb the brigade of each kitchen I set foot in, put in my time and become “chef”. ... Read More Destinations November 2, 2017 November Tofino News An old Tofino classic is going to be new again. The Maquinna Pub, part of the Maquinna Hotel building at Main and First Sts., is set to reopen soon ... Read More Destinations / First Look June 26, 2017 Newly relaunched Cure Lounge in Whistler is just in time for summer fun Nita Lake Lodge proudly relaunched its Cure lounge just in time for some fun in the sun during Canada’s 150th summer. Built in 2008, Nita Lake ... Read More Destinations March 16, 2017 Tofino – Ucluelet March Food Buzz Welcome to spring from the west coast. This time of year means the return of migrating whales past our shores, and the event that welcomes them – ... Read More Comments are closed.