The Ultimate Foodie Guide For Travelers

Welcome, fellow foodie! This blog is about my adventures and misadventures in eating and exploring around the world as a digital nomad. If you love travel, food, photography, or exploring your world, you’ve landed at the right place!

Hi! My name is Nathan, and I run the food and travel blog Foodie Flashpacker. I like to think of it as a window into my life as a digital nomad and author on the road.

More than seven years ago, I quit my “dream job” in a law firm in Oklahoma City and decided to venture on a journey around the world. 

So, whether you are a long-term traveler, have an interest in food, or just enjoy reading stories from around the world, come join me as I share my discoveries, thoughts, and tips for leading a more adventurous and fulfilling life on the road.

Nathan Aguilera | Foodie Flashpacker | Foodie Guide

What This Site Covers

This foodie guide covers all of my travels around the USA, Mexico, and Europe, so check out the list below to find out more!

USA Foodie Guide

Welcome to the USA section of my foodie guide. If you are planning to visit America, this is the place for you. I have listed the best destinations, must-see monuments, and must-try restaurants around the country.

As you might already know, the USA has something for everyone. From restaurants to hotels, beaches to casinos, comedy to children’s amusement rides, shopping malls, and even more, there is everything that anyone could ever ask for when it comes to destinations and activities.

There are so many American restaurants that have left a mark on the culinary industry. The only challenge is to select the top ones and visit them all.  

So, I’m here to save you that hassle and show you the top picks.

7 Best Banner Elk Restaurants

A tiny hamlet in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Banner Elk is “sandwiched” (note the clever pun in this article about the best Banner Elk restaurants) between Beech Mountain on one side and Sugar Mountain, both premier ski resorts in the North Carolina High Country.

7 Best St. Thomas Restaurants

Adorned with powdery, sun-drenched beaches, one of the world’s most beautiful harbors, and multi-hued bluish crystalline waters, St. Thomas is one of three of the U.S. Virgin Islands located in the Caribbean Sea. This magnificent region is blessed with so much natural beauty; it’s utterly breathtaking. No wonder these best St. Thomas restaurants draw so much attention– they are literally located in paradise!

7 Must-Try West Jefferson NC Restaurants

Welcome to my hometown of West Jefferson, NC, located in Ashe County and known as the “Coolest Corner in North Carolina!” Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and bordered by Virginia to the north and Tennessee to the west, we truly are in the coolest corner of the state.

Mexico Foodie Guide

This foodie guide is your boarding pass to the very best of Mexico. From beach lovers to people who enjoy history and fun activities – every type of visitor can find an itinerary to suit them.

I’ve covered nearly all of Mexico. I have visited the best sites and some of the best must-try restaurants and places that I heartily recommend you try during your stay in the city.

There are so many mesmerizing places around the world, but somehow, my heart lies within Mexico, and I’m about to show you why.

The country is filled with sensational beaches, tropical islands, tourist destinations, and surprising culture. I have gone through a lot of efforts (food) to stitch together the very best of Mexico into this foodie guide, and frankly, It was not an easy thing to do.

11 Must-Try Restaurants in Tulum

Authentic tacos, Mayan ruins, postcard beaches, parties and sun. Describing Tulum in short is not doing anyone any good but it’s the easiest way to show what you’re missing if you don’t visit this magnificent place.

13 Must-Try Restaurants in Cancun

It’s easy to write with a belly full of tacos! I promise you one thing though, even if you’re not a writer, but a foodie, you will blossom when you try the amazing dishes that Cancun has to offer!

13 Best Guadalajara Restaurants

Everything from street food to fine dining in one place? Yes! Guadalajara is just a mind-blowing soup of different restaurants, each bringing a twist of Mexico to its table!

Europe Foodie Guide

Europe is magnificent in its diversity of countries and cultures, each having something unique to offer. This foodie guide dedicated to Europe covers nearly all of the Old Continent. I have visited the best of the best sites and dined in must-try restaurants around.

There are plenty of travel articles on Europe, but none of them cover the whole continent. My goal is to show you that there is so much more to Europe than just the usual tourist destinations and typical dishes. 

Europe is huge, and with so much history, you could always be discovering something new. That makes it challenging to cover all the European countries. 

However, if you are a traveler looking for things to do in Europe, here you can find some of the best European destinations, together with unique ideas that might work for you.

Each foodie guide was written based on my personal experience and recommendations from local people. My goal is to help you avoid tourist traps and show you the real Europe, only the way a local would know.

The Best Walking Food Tour Of Athens

Ready for some greek cuisine, Mediterranean sun, and souvlaki? I’ve done the walking food tour of Athens, trying and tasting the best Greek foods on the planet.

10 Best Trento Restaurants

Italy…where to start? Pasta is my favorite dish in the world and when I had a chance to visit Trento, I did without hessitation. One of the best decisions of my life (my diet would disagree!).

Pico Island Azores

Pico Azores reminds me of Mexico but with a completely different twist on the food menu. Sea food, local food and some whale watching. Worth it!

My Latest To Do Guides

I’m going to break it all down for you, along with my personal favorites, so that you can save time and money.

8 Best Things To Do In Half Moon Bay

Sprawling beaches, kayaking, hiking, nature, and amazing architecture. The best part? You will have time to visit them all!

10 Best Things To Do In Stowe VT

How does hot air balloons, golf, boat rides and zip lines sound? Well, those are amongst the many things you can do when you visit Stowe!