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.



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

    J.R.R Tolkien


                                                       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. ”




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.


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


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.


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

  • Heather & Arnie
    Heather & Arnie Columnists

    Heather and Arnie are a Toronto-based writer and photographer team. They love exploring and showcasing the world of luxury travel, gastronomy, soft outdoor adventure, spa and wellness as well as high-end fashion.

  • Michele Peterson
    Michele Peterson Publisher

    Dividing her time between Toronto, Mexico and Guatemala (or the nearest tropical beach), Michele Peterson is an award-winning writer, blogger, editor and publisher who specializes in travel, cuisine and luxury lifestyles. After a career as an investment executive, she led international development projects in Bolivia, Honduras and Russia which led to a new career in philanthropy and tourism.

    Since launching her third career as a travel writer, she has contributed to  100+ publications including National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast, Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, Taste & Travel, 55 Plus,  the Globe & Mail and several best-selling book anthologies. Visit her personal website for sample clips.

  • 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.

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