They say that some people eat to live, but that true culinarians live to eat.
And if you’re a fond foodie who’s always thinking about their next meal, you’ll know that the gastronomic delights of another country are one of the key highlights of any trip abroad.
There’s always another way to elevate your international adventures, and as a food lover there are plenty of opportunities across the globe to explore your joint passions for travel and cuisine.
With that in mind, here’s a menu of just three ideas that will take your next trip to another level.
1. Food blogger
Whether you’re an amateur chef yourself, or simply a foodie who can’t resist a good restaurant, chances are you love an Instagram snap of a well-cooked meal.
So why not share your snacks with the world? Whether it’s a three-course meal or a quick bite, where better to share tasty snaps than with an online community of people who are as passionate as you about food!
If your travel budget doesn’t match your ambitions, you can still make the most of food blogging – challenge yourself to try your hand at recipes from around the globe and share your attempts with others who share your passion.
2. Take a cookery class
Cookery classes are fantastic for anybody who wants to level up their chef skills.
This can be done at home or abroad – one silver lining of the last eighteen months is the huge uptick in online opportunities, which means you could even take a cookery class from the comfort of your own kitchen.
But for a travel lover who likes to explore the culinary classics of the globe, where better to learn than in Italy, where a week’s escape or longer gives you a chance to discover the secrets of the master chefs, and return home with the kitchen skills to impress your friends, family and future dates.
3. Start an international food business
Running your own restaurant in Rome or a little off-beat café in the south of France sounds like a romantic ideal, but in practice can be difficult to realize.
That said, it’s not impossible, and if you’re blessed with culinary talent, running your own business abroad may be the perfect opportunity to see the world whilst earning a living doing what you love.
Of course, it’s not all about your skills in the kitchen – you’ll also need solid business principles behind you. If you have the means to set up straight away, but want to develop your managerial understanding over time, a distance learning degree with the likes of ARU is a great way to boost your knowledge without putting your plans on hold.
This is a chance to take your talents across the globe, share your love of food with people from all walks of life, and experience the world along the way.
Eat well and explore the world with these three travel tips.