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
81%
DRINK
43%
SUN DESTINATIONS
91%
LIFE
100%

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. The Caribbean Tourism Organization recognized A Taste for Travel with the award for best Canadian Travel Blog in 2016.

    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, aka The Vegan Vacationista, is a Canadian world traveler seeking to discover the best plant-based options on the planet. Ever since her first visit to the California Desert for Coachella music festival back in ‘07, she’s been on the go. With the belief that vegan travel shouldn’t have to be a struggle, Jessica sets out to find the best veg-friendly food in the sunniest of destinations. While she loves the perks (hello plunge pools and room service) of luxury travel, she’s equally comfortable travelling on a student budget. From Aruba to Australia and everywhere in between, Jessica lives to experience fantastic restaurants, scenic hikes, animal sanctuaries, taco trucks, coffee joints and the funkiest beach towns the world has to offer. For more on vegan travel adventures: visit www.veganvacationista.com

    • 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.