A plus sized series: Foodventures – An Introduction. By guest blogger Adrienne!

Foodventures: Travel + Food = Delicious Destinations

Hello my fellow globetrotters! My name is Adrienne,  and I am one of Lauren’s geeky friends who absolutely LOVES to travel any chance I get. I grew up with a family that traveled for fun and work,  so the need to traverse this earth is engrained in my being as well as being a foodie. I am Filipino and grew up in the multicultural mecca of Los Angeles, one of the great food towns of the world. Being Filipino-American whose family hailed from Hawaii, food was at the center of our culture and I was exposed to all types of different ethnic food through family gatherings, travel and exploring the delicious restaurants that Los Angeles has to offer. Essentially,  I was a foodie before being a foodie was a thing.

I am a proud, fluffy, size 20 marketing director in Los Angeles and I’m always planning my next foodventure. My travel motivations (in no particular order of importance) are history, architecture, literary or geek pop culture significance and of course, you guessed it:  FOOD. I’m a bit of a food snob, I hate chain restaurants, most fast-food (except McDonald’s fries, don’t judge me) and would rather starve than waste calories on a bad meal. I’m not saying that the food has to be expensive; it just has to be good. That being said, I do a lot of research and gridding out my travels to ensure my meals and sightseeing are the best.

What is a foodventure you may ask? It’s incorporating the most well-known or unique food that a destination has to offer in addition to any historical and tourist stops during your trip. How do I plan my trips you say? Through a mixture of travel and foodie television shows on the Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, Food Network, Vice, CNN, PBS, Netflix and YouTube. In addition to TV, I search websites such as TripAdvisor, Expedia, Huffington Post, 10Best, Eater, Thrillist, Eater, BuzzFeed, TimeOut and of course Yelp. I listen to a ton of different travel podcasts depending on where I’m planning on going; however, I LOVE and highly recommend Rick Steve’s podcasts for noob travelers. His soothing voice and well thought-out travel advice is usually my go-to first stop.

I look forward to sharing my foodventures with you and hope to help you on your next delicious destination!

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