We're Lori and Angelo of Travlinmad -- travel writers and digital storytellers. We travel the world for local foods, flavors, and the authentic culture behind it all - because food is one of the biggest expressions of a culture. Food is life! It reflects our values, environment, and our cultural heritage. Traditional food and culture is passed down from one generation to the next, and it's always a treat (and an honor) when we get to explore that connection, whether it's in our own city or half way around the world! We share immersive, slow travel and food experiences to inspire you to travel more and make those connections.
Lori started Travlinmad in 2008 as a way to stay in touch with family when there were only internet cafes in faraway places and occasional wi-fi. Over time - like life and good wine - Travlinmad has evolved into our full-time passion, a travel website and blog with food and travel guides, itineraries, and enough eye candy to ignite the spark for your own travel. Follow their adventures on Travlinmad.com and on social media @Travlinmad.
Lori caught the photography bug as a kid, and started traveling soon thereafter, a combination that eventually led to her career in tourism and destination marketing. Angelo's prior career was in aviation, anthropology, and air traffic control - even if it was interrupted for a stretch - but that defining moment courtesy of Ronald Reagan led him to meet Lori and finish grad school. In 2015, they both left their careers to do what they love best - travel, eat, and explore!
Lori is Travlinmad's Editor and Photographer. She hails from New Jersey and loves Bruce Springsteen and fresh Garden State tomatoes and strawberries. She also loves to cook & eat (Italian and Thai are her faves), drink red wine and tequila, listen to loud music, and be at the ocean. She loves farm- and sea-to-table food experiences and photographing the colors, details and textures of the places she visits.
#GOALS: Learning to surf and speak Italian
Most Amazing Travel Experience So Far? That time they helped rescue and reunite spider monkeys in Costa Rica!
Angelo is our Writer and business guy. Originally from eastern Pennsylvania, his favorite local foods were (are) scrapple, steak sandwiches and Yocco's hot dogs. He's a U.S. Marine and a Parrothead who loves boats, airplanes, and yoga, and it was his first trip to Italy where his love of food and wine (and chemistry) lit a spark for baking and now there's always bread and pastry around!
#GOALS: Learning to sail and mastering the perfect ciabatta
Most Memorable Travel Experience? Hiking Glacier Grey in Chilean Patagonia
What's Still On The Bucket List
India. Croatia. Morocco. New Zealand. Southeast Asia. Japan.
More Mexico.....More Indonesia.....More Europe.....Always Italy.....and Angelo really wants to see the Aurora Borealis. ;-)