This week we asked participants on #foodtravelchat to tell us their top ten favorites from 2014. Here’s a recap of what they had to say.
Q1. What was your favorite food travel destination in 2014?
There were many destinations on everyones mind during the chat.
— Sue Reddel (@shreddel) December 18, 2014
A1 This year, my biggest foodie adventures were in Greece. Between the cruise in May and TBEX in October. #FoodTravelChat
— Our Tasty Travels (@ourtastytravels) December 18, 2014
Some others were: New Orleans, San Diego, Rhone region of France, Thailand, Sonoma Valley, Greece, Cuba and Paris.
Q2. What was your best food discovery this year?
Some others were: Everything in Santorini, eggplant parmesan, cave cheese, brat breakfast skillet, butter chicken and oysters.
Q3. What was the most useful travel gadget in 2014?
Some others were: iPhone, RFID Wallets, Bose Headphones and Belkin Mini Power Strip.
Q4. What was your favorite drink or beverage this year?
Some others were: Florida Mule, Tito’s Vodka, Greek Craft Beer, Rum Punch, Bellini’s at Harry’s in Venice.
Q5. The best food or travel app in 2014 was __________.
Looks like everyone has their own personal favorite. No real consensus on apps but a lot of great ones that help make every journey a bit easier. Here’s the top picks: TripIt Pro, Tastemade, GrubHub, Yelp, SkyScanner, Seat Guru, Skype, Viber, WorldLens, Relais Chateaux and Untappd.
Q6. What was the best food travel tip you gave in 2014?
Some other tips: ask the locals for their favorite places to eat, ask a taxi driver for recommendations and get Global Entry.
Q7. What was your favorite airline food in 2014?
Some other favorite airline food: Singapore Airlines, British Air, Emirates, ice cream sundaes in first class and warm nuts with cocktails.
Q8. What was the best food travel event you experienced in 2014?
Some other favorite food travel events: LA Food & Wine, Gourmet Food & Wine Fest in Carmel, Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas, TBEX, Safari’s and the Oscars.
Q9. What was the best food travel tip you received in 2014?
Some other favorite tips: try everything – don’t be afraid, find the hidden gems and ditch the travel guides.
strong>Q10. What’s your #1 food travel resolution for 2015?
Here are a few tweets that we just loved from the chat:
A9. The best travel tips I received this year were from #FoodTravelChat.I learned about a lot of food festivals & markets I’d like to go to. — Heather Hughes (@heatherhughes09) December 18, 2014 Hope you all enjoy the recap of #foodtravelchat and everyone’s favorites for 2014. Be sure to join #foodtravelchat in 2015 for more fun conversation about food and travel.