I love travelling and I love eating, but I hate eating tourist food.
I’m Johanna Read — a travel writer who collects advice about eating near and far (and about what to do between snacks).
I’m lucky to be able to travel the world to source stories, photographs and recommendations to share with you (I live a lemon pie life). Want to travel the world with me? Here are links to all my publications.
As the Contributing Editor for LuxuryAndBoutiqueHotels.com, I’m featuring a lot of stories about fantastic places to stay while you’re searching out great eats and cool things to see and do (how to be featured on LuxuryAndBoutiqueHotels.com).
What’s coming in 2016: At least eight new countries to add to my list. My first trip was back to South America to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Not sure I’ll have time to make it back to Australia to get to six continents in one year again. But I’ll be spending time with family in California and have press trips to China, Arkansas and Cuba planned. And then off to Estonia, with trips to surrounding countries like Finland, Latvia, Russia and Lithuania. September will take me hiking in Scotland with a stop in Iceland and then … well Asia calls for certain! Advice more than welcomed!
2015 trips: I spent a lot of time regrouping in Vancouver in 2015, and doing some work on my consulting business. I was lucky to go on another press trip to China, this time to Sichuan and Shanxi provinces. I had lovely summer trips to Whistler and Vancouver Island. I was in Morocco and Tunisia (making Africa my sixth continent in twelve months). And I checked out Barcelona for the first time in February 2015, plus wandered around Paris.
2014: I ended the year in Ecuador and Peru. September took me on a press trip to China on assignment for Dreamscapes Travel and Lifestyle Magazine (Shanghai and Hunan province), thanks to the China National Tourism Administration (here’s the story of what to see and how I became a bit of a celebrity).
I spent the winter of 2013-14 on a six-month mostly solo trip in Oceania (New Zealand and Australia) and Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia), and that summer checking out some Canadian hotels and hanging out with friends and family closer to home. Before that was Panama, Namibia and South Africa.
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