A Bit About Me

As a craver of bold and deep flavours, I adore the food of southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Mexico and Cuba. In addition to loving everything to do with food - researching, experimenting, making and eating - I love growing my own vegetables year round, stand-up paddle boarding, hill-walking and wild swimming in warm water (I’m from Florida and I can’t “do” cold water!). Oh, and travelling as much as I can get away with.

You can find me on www.kelliesfoodtoglow.com, Instagram and Facebook.

My Favourite Travel Pictures

“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” - Anthony Bourdain

The Hidden Gems I’ve Found

“Hidden gems are where I want to go. I like to find them on my own, but I love insider tips, and just discovering a special place on my own.”

All the best places are usually ones we have happened upon. I find that getting “lost” is the best way to discover what’s authentic, whether that’s food, views, beaches, shops, walks, museums, or something else. A fabulous hidden gem just outside of my own hometown of Edinburgh is Rosslyn Chapel. Famed for its link to The DaVinci Code movie, it is spooky, beguiling, and very pretty. You will get shivers!

In Croatia our favourite place to stay is a hidden gem in itself. Take the ferry from Split to the tiny island of Brac and drive to Bobovisca. It’s a tiny drop of a place, but with a stunning inlet where traveling yachts moor up overnight. You can safely swim in its crystal clear waters, and enjoy spanking-fresh seafood in the only restaurant in this hamlet. I would live there if I could!

My Favourite Destinations

My Dream Destinations

As I mentioned above, I’d love to visit Malaysia one day. Actually I’d love to explore the whole of southeast Asia - Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand for starters. The food, sights and, of course, the welcoming people are something I really wish to experience.

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