Cheers to you for stopping by The Wandering Gourmand, a travel blog dedicated to the culinary side of travel. I’m Bryan, the site author, and my travel is driven by food, craft beer, and wine.
I began this site back in 2009 as a hobby to share my culinary travels around the world with friends and family. It has since morphed into so much. In 2014, the success of the blog convinced me to leave my corporate job in the wind and pursue a career as a freelance travel writer and blogger.
This doesn’t mean I’m a digital nomad like the vast majority of professional travel bloggers. Their home is the next night’s hostel or maybe an extended stay with a housesitting program, and all of their worldly possessions fit into a carry-on. I say no thanks to that kind of lifestyle.
I enjoy a conventional life here in Charlotte, North Carolina with my wife, newborn, two pugs, plenty of local craft beer, and the best BBQ in the world. Yet, I still travel the world. There’s a myth out there that says it’s impossible to have both a life of travel and a normal life with a home and community.
This myth is wrong and I aim to not only prove it to you, but also help you spice up your life with amazing travel experiences.
How to Navigate the Wandering Gourmand
Love craft beer and want to know the best places to travel to drink it? Then the Craft Beer category is for you! Interested in reading about my food related adventures? Then click on Food. Maybe all of this sounds awesome to you? Well, you probably want to click on Travel.
I also delve into what it takes to be a fulltime travel writer and blogger. You can find those posts under my Blogging category.
If all of this sounds awesome to you, then I recommend signing up for my free newsletter! I also throw in a free guide 11 Tips for Planning a Culinary Vacation.
What to Read First
Visiting a new site can be quite intimidating for the first time. There so much information that it’s easy to fall victim to information overload. Never fear, here are a few posts to get you started:
- Craft Beer – Raleigh Rare Beer Festival
- Food – How to Choose a Culinary Vacation
- Travel – Eating My Way through Barcelona
- Blogging – The Number 1 Thing That Jumpstarted My Travel Blog Career
How to Interact with The Wandering Gourmand?
I love seeing vibrant discussions in the comments sections of my posts. It’s what makes blogs so much more fun than traditional print publications. You get to interact with the author and other readers. I encourage comments and often toss out a question to get the conversation. I do this unmoderated unless language turns foul.
Can I Follow You on Social Media?
Please do! I love joining in on social media conversations and diving deeper on the topics of food related travel. Find me on:
What is Food Travel?
Check out my Food Travel Blog page!
Want to Work with Me?
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