A Taste for Travel: Your Guide to the World's Most Amazing Food, Drink and Sun Destinations


Welcome to the A Taste for Travel  blog. If you love food, drink and sun destinations you’ve come to the right place. Our travel tips, advice and itineraries are designed to help you discover the best of Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe (and a few other places in between).

If you’re more of an armchair traveller and love to cook (or daydream about cooking), you can shake up your everyday dinner routine with our hand-picked and tested global recipes that will introduce you to new flavours and ingredients. Or, perhaps they’ll remind you of some favourite dishes from home or even your own travels!

Our focus is on locally-sourced ingredients, innovative products and authentic experiences that are kind to the planet.



    Our readers are highly-engaged culinary 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 publications, reaching an estimated readership of 5 million people annually. Find us quoted in Business Insider, Lonely Planet, Holland America, Reader’s Digest and more.


    Our award-winning writing has been recognized by the North American Travel Journalists Association  and we were honoured to receive The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s award for best Canadian Travel Blog in 2016!


    We’ve collaborated with tourism boards, hotels and resorts as well as destination marketing organizations. Contact us to learn more about how we can help showcase your destination.

    • 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, editor and publisher who specializes in travel, cuisine and luxury lifestyles. After a successful career as an investment executive, she swapped suitcase for flip flops and now travels the world seeking out the most amazing food, drink and sun destinations.

      Her writing has appeared in Lonely Planet’s cookbook Mexico: From the Source as well as more than 100 publications including National Geographic Traveler, Conde Nast, Fodor’s, 55 Plus,  the Globe & Mail and several best-selling book anthologies. Visit her personal website for sample clips.

    • Heather Koroluk
      Heather Koroluk Contributor

      Heather Koroluk is a Toronto-based freelance travel writer and photographer. She loves exploring and showcasing the world of luxury travel, gastronomy, soft outdoor adventure, spa and wellness as well as high-end fashion. Her work has been published in Canadian World Traveller magazine and Taste & Travel International.

    • 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. 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.

    • Jaden Gonsalves
      Jaden Gonsalves Photographer

      Jaden Gonsalves loves adventure, whether that means climbing volcanoes in Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja National Park or free-diving in the Turks and Caicos. He’s  test-driven several cameras including the FujiFilm FinePix XP70, the FujiFilm FinePix S1 Super Zoom,Nikon D90 and 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. He welcomes gear (and chocolate) for review. And, since he’s a teen, you can expect 100% honest feedback.