Travel Tarte – travel infused with food.


Who am I? Truth be told I’m not sure how to answer that. Let’s start with the easy bit, I’m Sue and I’m from the UK (phew). I’ve done various things over the years from studying Italian to working in a string of jobs that didn’t really fulfil me, to studying Anthropology of Food, a field of study I absolutely love, but am still figuring out how best to channel. Along with my interest in food, the only constant over the past decade or so has been my love of travelling. I’ve been lucky enough to visit some amazing places over the years but always had to squeeze my travel into work holidays. In 2016 I finally saved up, quit my job and headed for the road and longterm travel (so cliché I know).


Travel Tarte serves up slices of life from around the world: stories about the places I’ve been and seen, the people I meet and food focused pieces on ingredients, meals and ideas that I encounter along the way. As a food anthropologist (and human being who generally loves eating!) I have a whole section of posts dedicated to food and food culture, exploring life across the globe through the lens of food.

My style of travel often keeps me off the more well-trodden tourist path, I try to seek out lesser known places and love to discover interesting stories about the people I find there. Sometimes I visit more touristy places too, there’s always something interesting to be found, it just requires a little creativity to escape the crowds.

Currently, my life is lived out of a 65 litre 46 litre backpack (no even less room for impulse purchases or souvenirs) and in budget accommodation or, in emergencies, the trusty tent (glamorous, I know).

I also collaborate on a storytelling project called Train Tarte Tales where we seek out, write, photograph and podcast stories from people and places we’ve encountered on our travels.



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