What happens when you mix a passion for travel with an appetite for incredible food You get Feastio, a food and travel blog showcasing top dining experiences from around the world.
Hi, I'm Dave, and my goal is to take you inside the world's best restaurants and bars with an eye toward their creativity, quality, service, and value.
Whether you're traveling for business, pleasure, or want a little eye candy from the comfort of home, I want to help you experience unforgettable meals.
In 2007, I resigned from an office job to pursue my dream of traveling around the world. Once free, I never looked back.
Along the way, I became a professional travel blogger, founding two influential blogs, Go Backpacking (2007) and Medellin Living (2009) and Travel Blog Success (2010), an online community for travel bloggers.
While living in Medellin, I began writing more about food, from the traditional arepas con queso sold by street vendors to fine dining at El Cielo, the city's first molecular gastronomy restaurant.
In 2013, I published a travel guide to Medellin and later co-wrote a travel guide to Lima. You can see both on my Amazon author page.
In 2016, I sold Medellin Living and moved to Austin, Texas.
In late 2017, I sold Travel Blog Success to further make room for new creative endeavors, the first of which is Feastio.
As a successful travel blogger and entrepreneur, I'm excited to embark on a new mission to showcase the best food and drinks from around the world.
Why Follow Feastio
I envision Feastio as a website readers go to learn about delicious food and drinks while learning more about the cultures, places, and people which produced them.
Since 2009, I've spent the majority of my time abroad in Latin America.
My years in the region have shown me opportunities to experience world-class restaurants for a fraction of the cost one would pay in the United States or Europe.
And, typically, without the extreme competition for reservations.
So while I'll be writing about everywhere I go, there will be extra emphasis on food and travel in Latin America.
Editorial & Advertising Policy
I pride myself on acting ethically and transparently.
I'm a member of the following organizations whose values I share:
- Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
- Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)
- Austin Food Bloggers Alliance (AFBA)
I pay for 99% of my travel and dining experiences.
In any instances where that's not the case, such as a food event I'm attending as media or a press trip, I'll indicate as much in the article and related social media updates.
It's my goal to keep paid advertising, such as banners and sponsored posts, to a minimum.
I may include affiliate links for products and services I use and recommend.
If you click one of these links and make a booking or purchase, I'll receive a small commission to support this site.