Lox Enthusiast. Social guru. mantra obsessed.
I’m Lindsay, a 22-year-old Aries from Buffalo, New York, with a strong passion for getting lost in foreign cities and overindulging in unique flavors. When I am not exploring the alleys of Bangkok or experimenting with fried scorpion, you can find me re-watching my favorite chick-flick (Something Borrowed, DUH) for the hundredth time or getting my #SWEAT on at my go-to spinning studio, Groove Ryde in Cleveland. I recently graduated from John Carroll University with a degree in marketing & entrepreneurship (Cheers to adulting!).
I’ve loved to travel for as long as I can remember and will never stop being amazed and humbled by all of the beauty the world has to offer. Traveling expands my perspective on the world by being exposed to foreign cultures, unique flavors, and different people. As a child, I always looked forward to hearing about my dad’s exciting adventures, especially his time in Taipei, enjoying Din Tai Fung’s homemade soup dumplings! Okay I’ll admit it, his stories might have SLIGHTLY sparked my wanderlust (Don’t let this get to your head, dad!).
Eating well, not necessarily expensive, has been a birthright for me. I will always remember my dad’s philosophy that he learned from his mother to keep it simple in the kitchen and that good food can be served anywhere – even if it’s an Italian hole-in-the-wall connected to a gas station.
No matter where I am, I always practice one key MANTRA: EXPLORE the natural BEAUTY and FLAVORS of the world
It has served me well so far. Now 31 countries later and counting, Tel Aviv’s middle eastern spices scooped daily at the Levinsky Market, Guatemala’s Spanish and Mayan flavor influences, and Bangkok’s both sweet and spicy tastes inspire my travels. Each trip is another testament to why I love to follow the path less traveled (especially when it means running into a deserted beach) and the importance of tasting local, authentic eats of unique cultures (pass the Burmese tea leaf salad, please!).
Soon to embark on a new journey in Haifa, Israel, I am eager to share my foodie wonders from past and future adventures! I will miss my hummus hotspot in Tel Aviv, Shlomo & Doron, but I am eager to scope out Haifa’s hummus scene! Don’t worry, once I find it, I’ll tell about the most delicious humshuka (hummus topped with shakshuka), as well as about every stop along the way!
Thanks for following along; I hope you’re as excited as I am!