By now, some of you may have noticed that Smash and I have developed a fondness for a travel blog called Grantourismo. For the next year, "globetrotting travel writers Lara and Terry, with the support of HomeAway Holiday Rentals, swap hotel rooms for holiday homes and embark on a contemporary grand tour of sorts they’re calling Grantourismo. Their aim is to slow down, learn and do things, live like locals, and give something back to the places they visit, as they search for a more authentic and enriching way to travel." And we really like their style. (Subtext: How jealous are we!?!?!)
In March, they initiated their Travel Writing Competition and asked travel writer/bloggers to submit short entries (500 words) on a particular topic (in March - a neighborhood; in April - travel by rail) with one evocative photo. We have entered (and won!) and have been excitedly speculating on what the coming topics might be. After reading about their escapades in Morocco, Spain and France we said, "They love food as much as we do. The next competition has GOT to be food themed." And lo, dear readers, we were right! May is "food and travel" month in the Grantourismo Travel Writing Competition and hellloooooooooooooooooo - that is what WE are all about !!!! So, in honor of this month's competition, Smashandsniff is initiating the "Memorable Meals" series - from now until the end of this month we will post a few anecdotes, epistles, memories etc of memorable meals and eating experiences on the road. We would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section here or on our Facebook page. Whether they make you salivate or gag, we'd love to know what you think. Thanks for reading and here's to May's contest!