As you embark on your food journey, you may ask yourself many questions about your travel and preparation plans. This resource guide will help you to prepare and explore local flavors at your next food destination.

It is jam-packed with tons of information to help you make the most of your travels! 

We will be adding and updating as we go, and if there are any topics missing that you would like to know more about, please send us an email.

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The best online platform for bus, train, ferry and flight tickets across Southeast Asia.

Google Flights
Using one of the best flight search engines, find the cheapest destinations and cheapest days to fly using fare alerts.

Learn how to save thousands on international flights with this practical and step by step online program.

Find the best possible deals across many different airlines. You can search for a full month at a time, which is handy if your dates are flexible.

What we love about AirBnB is the convenience of a kitchen to cook our own meals and try the local and authentic dishes. It is also the great way to connect and live like a local. If you’ve never tried AirBnB, get $40 off your first stay.

Read more about our experience with AirBnB

This is the best accommodation resource for Asia. They have the lowest prices and most extensive selection of hotels, resorts, hostels and more.
Covering almost every country in the world, you can find deals on incredible places to stay. Compare prices of apartments, hotels, B&Bs, resorts and more.

Trusted Housesitters
Find free accommodations in exchange for house and pet sitting. Get 20% off your annual membership when signing up with our link.

Read more about our experience house-sitting


loveholidays wants to inspire you to travel. With four flexible payment options, holidays are now more affordable for everyone.

This is our best account for international travel. You can get your ATM fees refunded from any ATM machine in the world, with a Charles Schwab Investor Checking Account.

Read more about the logistics of long-term travel

Send money abroad at the lowest possible cost using real exchange rates and honest low fees.

World Nomads
There is no question, you should travel with insurance. We love World Nomads for their availability worldwide and they cover gadgets and provide dental insurance.

Read more about travel insurance

For the intellectually curious traveler, Context Travel offers unique experiences, in small groups with private guides. We’ve taken their food tours in Paris, Bangkok and Lisbon and have loved learning about the history and food.

Read about our chocolate tour in Paris with Context Travel

See article, Chinatown Bangkok: Where to have amazing street food

Read about the best way to taste Portugal iconic food with Context Travel

A great food tour partner for Argentina. We enjoyed exploring the food in non-touristy neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.

Dig into Argentina’s cuisine with DayTours4U tour in Buenos Aires

To navigate the Bangkok food scene, a food tour with Expique in Bangkok is the way to go. Get ready for a fun food and tuk-tuk adventure.

Read about our fun food and tuk-tuk tour with Expique in Bangkok

Taste History Culinary Tour, Florida
Dive deep into the West Palm Beach, Florida food scene on this 3-4 hour culinary tour. Learn about the local history and culture and eat at off the beaten path eateries.

Discover Floribbean Cuisine with Taste History Culinary Tours

Taste of Thailand
Taste the flavors of Thailand with half day or full day tours in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. We loved exploring the Village of Love in Bangkok in an intimate setting.

A tour in the Village of Love with Taste of Thailand


Taste of Lisboa
The best way to taste Lisbon off the beaten path, is with a food tour with Taste of Lisboa. We loved discovering where the locals eat, with a local guide.

A Lisbon food tour with Taste of Lisboa


Eco Trilha Viagens
The North of Portugal, renown for its distinctive culture food and amazing wines. On tours with Eco Trilha Viagens, we discovered the local delights in Braga and Porto.

Delight in Braga food tour for your day trips from Porto

How to taste delightful Porto with a city walking tour

Taste Buzz Food Tours a fun downtown Las Vegas food tour by Authentic Food Quest

Taste Buzz Food Tours
Las Vegas has a rich and diverse culinary scene. Discover what the city has to offer with a downtown Las Vegas food tour or a food tour on the strip filled with hidden gems.

Delight in fun downtown Las Vegas food tour with Taste Buzz Food Tours

Aroy Aroy
Immerse deeper into Thai culture with a lively cooking class in Chiang Mai. Pick up ingredients at the local market and learn how to make Thailand’s traditional dishes.

Thai cooking class with Aroy Aroy in Chiang Mai, Thailand

La Table Khmère
Learn how to make the national dishes of Cambodia in a fun half-day class. Get a complimentary soft drink when you book your class online and choose Authentic Food Quest for “how you heard about it.”

Discovering Cambodian cuisine in a cooking class in Siem Reap, Cambodia

League of Kitchen with
Based in New York City, they offer cultural immersions through food, where immigrants teach cooking workshops in their homes.

Read more about League of Kitchen workshops

Paris Baking Class with
We enjoyed a local baking class in Paris with Visit.Org which offers immersive and impactful experiences with do-good organizations.

Bake like a Parisian in a local pastry class

The Vietnam Cookery Center
We loved the local flavors of Vietnam. In Saigon, at the Vietnam Cookery Center, we discovered new flavors and local ingredients in a fun cooking class.

The Best Hoi An Cooking Class That Will Entertain You

How to Learn Vietnamese Cuisine in a Fun Saigon Cooking Class

Cookly Logo Gifts For Food Travelers: The Ulitmate Guide That Will Make You Drool by AuthenticFoodQuest

Experience authentic cooking classes on your travels, when you book a uniquely local experience with Cookly.

Best Luang Prabang Cooking Class to Make You Love Laos Cuisine

The Best Hoi An Cooking Class That Will Entertain You

Activated Charcoal
To avoid getting sick on the road, we always carry Activated Charcoal. This natural treatment binds poisons and toxins and carries them safely through the digestive system.

Read more about food safety in countries with lots of street food

unique food gifts

GRAYL Water Bottle
Have safe drinking water on your travels with ultalight purifier GRAYL water bottle. Filter your water in under 30 seconds.

Read more about water safety in Southeast Asia

To avoid the spread of germs, we carry a SPORK as our personal utensil. A spoon/fork combo with a serrated edge, you’ll be prepared to eat anywhere, safely.

Read about our 10 essentials for foodie travelers

unique food gift

Swiss Army Knife
For those unexpected moments when you need a knife, can opener or pair of scissors, a Swiss Army Knife comes in handy. Pack it in your checked luggage and you’ll always be prepared.

Read our 10 essentials for foodie travelers

Asics Kayano 23
Running is our favorite way to keep fit and healthy. With no equipment needed, it makes it easy to keep exercising while traveling. Our Asics running shoes carried us through the Buenos Aires Marathon and Women’s Half Marathon in Malaysia.

Read about running in Argentina

Garmin Forerunner 735
For keeping track of the distance and altitude when running, our Garmin watch is the best training partner.

Read about running in South America

Salomon Hydration Belt
When running in the heat of Southeast Asia, staying hydrated is critical. With our hydration belts we can easily carry water while running. The belts are great for hiking too.

Read about staying hydrated in Southeast Asia

Google Suite
A full office software suite in one package works seamlessly from your computer, phone or tablet. Starts at $5/months. Contact us for a 20% coupon. 

Siteground Web Hosting
Our site is currently hosted with Site Ground. We love their great customer support and affordable prices.

WP Rockstar
Kasia at WP Rockstar got us started with our website design. Check out her range of services for WordPress websites.

Stick a tiny microchip to your existing SIM card, and you have reliable mobile internet access in 100 countries around the world. Use the referral code AFQROAM, you will earn 100 MB of free data and you will automatically get 100 MB when you sign up.

Read about staying connected with Flexiroam in Southeast Asia

TEP Wireless
Stay connected around the world with a pocket Wi-Fi from TEP. Connect up to 5 devices. Handy for Southeast Asia and in any place you need a secure connection.

Read about staying connected with TEP Wireless in Southeast Asia

Stay on budget and track your expenses in multiple countries and currencies with the fantastic Trail Wallet app.

Best budgeting app for life on the road

Kensington International Travel Plug Adapter
Charge your devices anywhere in the world with this travel plug. With dual USB ports, we’ve charged our two laptops and cell phones safely no matter what part of the world we are in.

Read about packing for long term travel

Read about the food in a country without the weight of a physical book. On long haul trips, our Kindles keep us entertained. We love the long battery life and ability to download books from our local library.

Read our 10 essentials for foodie travelers

unique food gifts

Clever Travel Companion – Pick Pocket Proof Clothing
Keep your cash and credit cards safe and out of sight, with secret zippered pockets in your clothes. Find a stylish range for both men and women. Perfect for Southeast Asia where cash is “king.”

Keep your valuables safe and more food traveler essentials

Deuter 70L Backpack
We’ve been traveling with the same backpacks for the last two years and they are still as good as new. Claire’s ergonomically fitted Deuter is expandable by 10 more liters.

Best backpack for long-term travel

Osprey 65L Backpack
Personally fit for Rosemary’s body size and frame, this backpack is surprisingly comfortable. With a comfortable fit on the hips, the load is evenly distributed.

Best backpack for long-term travel

Osprey Airport Cover
Avoid airport baggage wrap fees with this Osprey Airport Cover. And, keep your backpack clean. Don’t leave home without one.

The most convenient back pack cover for long-term travel

Packing Cubes
Maximize space while packing with these handy Eagle Creek cubes. Make everything fit together with ease.

Read more about packing essentials for foodie travelers

Petzel Headlamps
See in the dark with this lightweight headlamp. This has come in handy when reading on long trips or finding our way around in unfamiliar areas. Compact and light, it fits easily in your bag.

Read more about packing essentials for foodie travelers

Travel Bathroom Kit
This compact bathroom kit is easy to travel with. It fits easily in small spaces and has a hook for if space is lacking.

Read more about packing essentials for foodie travelers

Click Funnels
Organize your business with this simple marketing funnels. We like the ease and functionality of this sales funnel builder.

Roaming Income Authentic Food Quest

Roaming Income
We know the amazing digital nomads Nat & Jodie that are behind Roaming Income. Roaming Income is a resource platform that offers resources, tips and opportunities to create a freedom income and lifestyle.

Six Figure Blogger
Build a successful business with the guidance of the Six Figure Blogger course. We personally know Alex the founder and her guidance has helped us grow our business. Sign up for the course using this link.

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