Travelling with a foodie, will involve evenings dining at Michelin starred restaurants, degastation menus, or tasting the fares at the restaurants operated by celebrity chefs around the world.
Foodies will not stop with the evening meal, by day they will be wanting to compare the fare of brasseries and patisseries in Paris. They will be at home in the seafood restaurants of the Cinque Terre in Italy, as well as at the street stalls of Thailand, or Malaysia.
Local food traditions, produce and dishes available will often inspire a foodie to travel to destinations such as Spain, Italy, France, Japan, Greece, Turkey, India, Malasyia, indeed anywhere where they are likely to experience specific regional food and wine delights.
Sometimes, serious foodies will even book into cooking classes to add a new exotic and often complex cuisine to their own culinary skills and accomplishments.
If you are not ruled by your stomach, are not an adventurous eater, or are a vegan, be sure your foodie friend will be willing to compromise to your own dietary requirements and budget. Travelling with a foodie will rarely be a cheap travel experience, but if you enjoy food as well, nothing beats two foodies as travelling companions.
It is especially vital to ensure you build in sufficient exercise to combat an expanding waistline, if you are travelling with a foodie. Walk, or cycle, rather than relying on public transport, to work off those extra kilojoules, as it has been known for foodies to pile on an extra eight kilos or more over a three week period, where exercise was limited and eating and alcohol consumption was maximised!