Small Footprint Travels: Simply Delicious International Food Travel
If you are passionate about food and photography, Small Footprint Travels offers food tours that are tailor made for you. You don’t need to be a professional chef or a skilled photographer; just bring your love of adventure, food and taking pictures. Take a culinary vacation with us that offers ample opportunities to improve your food appreciation and travel photography skills.
Our founder and the host of our unique international food travel tours is Benjamin Porter, an experienced world traveler and respected professional photographer and teacher of the art of photography. Small Footprint Travels was born out of his passion for cooking foods of the world and his desire to share the beauty and incredible cultures he encountered during his own travels.
Myo Koongnoo, an accomplished Thai chef, coordinates the culinary classes and market visits during our fun forays into delicious dining experiences. Fluent in the Thai and Laotian languages, she brings you behind the scenes to experience the nuances and flavors that make Asian cooking so delicious.
The Andean Cuisine of Colorful South America: Travel and Enjoy the Food of Bolivia
International culinary travel to Bolivia provides fun and unique opportunities to get to know this geographically rich and culturally vibrant land in the Andes Mountains. Come discover why Benjamin Porter calls Bolivia, “one of the most fascinating and diverse countries in the world.”
Experience Bolivia’s varied culinary world of luscious wines from Tarija in southern Bolivia, the Brazilian influenced pastries of Santa Cruz, and the new gastronomic creations found in the capital city of La Paz. On our Bolivian food travels you will experience and sample these flavorful dishes while traveling through the striking landscapes that make Bolivia an unparalleled country for photography, which includes the World Heritage cities of Sucre and Potosí, the Uyuni salt flats, the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca, the vibrant markets in La Paz and more.
Our small group travel tours to Bolivia offer a maximum of 12 travelers the chance to meet local artisans and explore Bolivia thoroughly. Along the way you’ll taste lots of delicious regional cuisine accompanied by delightful Bolivian wines. The optional cooking class offers you the chance to learn from a local chef who will guide you as you shop for fresh ingredients in the local market and then prepare traditional Bolivian dishes.
Food tours to Bolivia include experiences such as:
- Cooking class in La Paz in which traditional and fusion recipes are taught
- Visiting vineyards and sampling wines in Tarija in southern Bolivia
- Touring UNESCO World Heritage cities of Sucre and Potosí
- Visiting the worlds largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni
- Boating on the Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable
- Enjoying tropical Santa Cruz, Bolivia’s second largest city
Explore the Exotic: International Food Travel to Thailand & Myanmar
The tastes of Thai food are acclaimed throughout the world. With a delicate sense of contrasting flavors and textures, experiencing Thai food in Thailand is unlike anything you can experience at home. Grilled fish stuffed with lemongrass, sweet and sour shrimp soup, and barbecued chicken with sticky rice are just a few of the succulent dishes you will sample of our travels in Thailand.
The dishes of Myanmar are often overlooked due to the country’s proximity to both Thailand and India. However, Myanmar offers a wonderful blend of culinary influences brought to life in the national dish of Mohinga. This is a rice noodle based soup recipe is the base for adding fish, chicken or pork. Each region in Myanmar is proud of its own variation of Mohinga as being the best in the land.
Are you a vegetarian? No problem as the cuisines on all our international food tours are offered as vegetarian as well.
Tours to Thailand and Myanmar include experiences such as:
- Cooking class at Inle Lake, Myanmar
- Purchasing from hill tribe people in the markets of northern Thailand
- Touring the vast temples of Bagan, Myanmar and Sukhothai, Thailand
- Visiting an elephant protection camp in Thailand
- Traveling on the Mekong River between Thailand & Laos
Explore the Unknown: The Incredible Cuisine of Laos & Cambodia
Our international food tours to Laos and Cambodia are an unforgettable way to explore the unique cultures and varied tastes of these undiscovered Southeast Asian nations. As you enjoy eating a Cambodian fish amok dinner or a Laotian laap, you will be surrounded by the natural beauty of these mountainous lands and rushing water falls.
Tours to Laos & Cambodia may include experiences such as:
- Watching freshwater Mekong dolphins in southern Laos
- Visiting coffee plantations on the Bolaven Plateau, Laos
- Touring UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang, home to 34 Buddhist temples
- Exploring the incomparable Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia
For More Information on Small Footprint Travel’s International Food Tours
On any of our travel tours you will enjoy delicious foods and life experiences amidst settings of breathtaking natural beauty. For those who love to take pictures, Small Footprint Travel’s tours also include photography workshops, lessons, and assignments from Benjamin Porter. Bring home more than souvenirs from our small group tours. Come home with enhanced photography skills, amazing pictures, great stories and a new recipes to impress your friends with at home.
Whether you choose our Southeast Asian or our South American international food travel tours, you’ll have the vacation and international food experience of a lifetime. For more information on our tours, updated itineraries, reservations information or to simply ask us a question, please do not hesitate to contact us.