Eat and Greet


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My name is Halley, I'm a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in food studies at New York University. In this blog I share my enthusiasm for food and travel through reviews, articles, and photos. Skip the all-inclusive resorts and experience the true culture of a place by eating through a city. I hope these guides inspire you to embark on your next foodcation.


My Story: During the summer of 2014, a bittersweet struggle led me to one of my greatest passions, solo backpacking. I had a flight booked to Tel Aviv to spend the summer with family while working at an online food publication. When fighting in Israel broke out the day of my flight, I had just landed at Vienna airport on a layover. Flights from the US were cancelled, and I found myself left in limbo. I had a suitcase full of bikinis, shekels in my pocket, and I had no idea what country Vienna was in (seriously). I knew I had a choice; go home (my mother's preference), or use my savings to explore the world. Since then I've traveled all over the world on my independent expeditions, and I've developed a knack for this niche style of travel. I now encourage other women my age to get out of their comfort zones and explore both the world, and their capabilities. I hope this site inspires you to do the same.