ABOUT US

Everything about A Taste for Travel

WELCOME TO A TASTE FOR TRAVEL

Welcome to the A Taste for Travel  blog. If you love food, drink and sun destinations you’ll feel right at home here. Since 2009, we’ve been exploring  the world’s most amazing destinations bringing back news about luxury resorts, exciting restaurants and products as well as recipes, travel tips and advice to help readers discover the best of Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and southern Europe. Our focus is on locally-sourced ingredients, innovative products and authentic experiences that are kind to the planet, people and animals.

FOOD
35%
DRINK
78%
SUN DESTINATIONS
67%
LIFE
60%

OUR PHILOSOPHY

“If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world”

    J.R.R Tolkien

1892-1973

                                                       Author, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

“We’re on a quest for and inspired by authentic travel. Real people, Real Food, Real Travel. We believe in giving back to the communities we visit and are proud to collaborate with some of the world’s most inspiring people, organizations and companies. ”

MICHELE PETERSON  – Publisher

WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED SO FAR

OUR READERS

Our readers are highly-engaged adventurers who are passionate about travel and world cuisine. We care deeply about our readers and welcome all comments and feedback.

MENTIONED IN NEWS

We’ve appeared in the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, reaching an estimated readership of 5 million people annually

RECOGNITION

Our posts have ranked in the Top 100 of travel blogs for 2015 in terms of social media shares.

COLLABORATIONS

We’ve collaborated with leading companies, tourist boards and destination marketing organizations. Contact us to learn more.

  • Michele Peterson
    Michele Peterson Publisher

    Dividing her time between Toronto, Mexico and Guatemala, Michele Peterson is an award-winning writer, blogger, editor and publisher who specializes in travel, cuisine and luxury lifestyles. After a stint in the executive ranks of investment banking, she completed NGO development projects in Bolivia, Honduras and Russia an experience which led to a new career in tourism development, women’s rights and environmental law. Since launching her third career as a travel writer, she has contributed to  100+ publications including Conde Nast, Fodor’s, Taste & Travel, 55 Plus, Dreamscapes, the Globe & Mail and several best-selling book anthologies. Visit her personal website for sample clips, travel writing workshops and resources.

  • Jessica Percy-Campbell
    Jessica Percy-Campbell Columnist

    Jessica Percy-Campbell is a world traveler from Montreal, Canada. Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Sociology to add to her diploma in Public Relations, she’s easily persuaded to zip off to a tropical paradise at the tiniest hint of a spare moment. Having been bitten by the travel bug in 2007, she’s been on the go ever since. While she loves the perks (hello plunge pools and room service)  of luxury travel, she’s equally comfortable travelling on the cheap. Jessica lives to explore local communities, subcultures, vegan/vegetarian eats and hidden corners of the globe. Keep up with @jessunit on Instagram.

  • Jaden Gonsalves
    Jaden Gonsalves Photographer

    Jaden Gonsalves loves adventure, whether that means climbing volcanoes in Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja National Park, free-diving in the Turks and Caicos or swimming with snapping turtles in Canada. He’s  test-driven several cameras during his travels including the FujiFilm FinePix XP70 underwater camera, the FujiFilm FinePix S1 Super Zoom, a Nikon D90 and several Lumix Panasonic DMC cameras. His secret for getting the best shots? Find a unique perspective–even if that means crawling through dirt or hanging upside down. His photography portfolio includes leading print and online publications such as Fifty-five Plus magazine, The Montrealer and All-inclusive Outlet.  He welcomes gear (and chocolate) for review. And, since he’s a kid, you can expect 100% honest feedback.