Flying Foodie: Three Places to Visit if You Love to Eat

We all have our reasons for travel. For some, it's purely about fun- a break from the daily routines of life and a chance to indulge and have a good time. For others, it's an opportunity to experience more of the world, learning about it's cultures and customs, discovering incredible architecture, visiting religious buildings and going on tours to really delve deep into what the place is about. Others travel purely for the food- to find out about different recipes, cooking styles, techniques and ingredients. If your motivation to travel comes from finding delicious eats, here are five places you need to visit. 

California is known for its wine- in fact, over ninety percent of Americas wine is made here. However, it's also a fantastic foodie destination, being listed as one of the top ten food cities in America. America in general has plenty to offer in terms of food and drink, it's known for it's 'go big or go home' attitude and is the perfect place if you're looking to indulge. But if you’re serious about wining and dining then California should be up there on your list. 

Melbourne’s cuisine is particuarly interesting, as it draws influences from all over Europe, Asia, and in recent years even the Middle East and Africa. On top of this, Melbourne’s central and farmer’s markets are some of the best in the world, due to the fertile farmlands and abundance of beautiful seafood. You could buy some ingredients and throw them on the grill, or you could visit one of the numerous world famous eateries. On top of this you have events like the World’s Longest Lunch and entire areas such as Mornington Peninsula which are entirely dedicated to food and drink.

Eastern Asian foods have become some of our very favourites in the west in the last few decades- you won't struggle finding a local Thai, Chinese, or Malaysian restaurant nearby these days. Singapore's cuisine shares similarities, and so if you're a fan of these kinds of flavours then this is a place to visit. The food is so valued and important in Singapore it’s viewed being part of its national identity, and it's the only place in the world where food vendors have been awarded michelin stars. Something usually reserved for only the world's finest restaurants!