Interview with Anthony Bourdain

TV host and professional foodie Anthony Bourdain, whose show Parts Unknown takes him all over the globe, has some pretty specific feelings about food and travel. I spoke to him this week about his favorite (and not-so-favorite) experiences while he's on the road. Here's a sampling:

ShermansTravel: What are your favorite travel destinations?
Anthony Bourdain: That's tough, but I guess I would say Vietnam, Spain, Italy, Japan, and Brazil, or Beirut. Any of those places are great to visit.

ST: What have been your favorite food experiences while traveling?
AB: It's really the simple things that are the best. Eating my first bowl of noodles in Vietnam. Having the first bowl of pasta or a simple ragu with a good wine in Italy. Eating some runny cheese in Spain. Having some spicy noodles sitting on a low plastic stool in Hong Kong.

ST: What's in your travel bag?
AB: Laptop, iPad, iPhone, a good book, comfy shoes, and a lightweight down jacket to use as a pillow if I need to sleep on an airport floor.

Check our site on Monday to read the full interview. He'll discuss his feelings about airline food, his favorite up-and-coming destinations for good eats, how he finds hidden foodie gems on the road, and more.

Find The Best Cruises
Find a cruise

Find the best deals!

Click on multiple sites to get the lowest prices

Click on multiple sites to get the lowest prices

Take Our Survey!

We want to deliver more of what you want, the deals you love, and stories that inspire you. It will only take a few minutes.