Collecting moments - that's what travel is all about to many of us. It's not just about collecting passport stamps or ticking off the bucket-list icons. It's the bits in between that matter - the smallest details of the lives you cross, the flavours you discover, the laughs you share. It's noticing that someone else's 'ordinary' can make you feel extraordinary. Fleeting glimpses, brief conversations that talk to your soul, getting goosebumps from nostalgia in a place you've never been to before.
Collecting moments is what travel is all about for us. What's travel all about for you?
Masterchefs Andy Allen and Ben Milbourne's Mexico Adventure with Intrepid.
In October the Mexican mad 2012 Masterchef heroes Andy Allen (winner) and Ben Milbourne visited for the first time the country they share a passion for, as they embarked on Intrepid Travel's Mexican Real Food Adventure.
Featuring authentic, local, grassroots food experiences, the Mexican Real Food Adventure saw the two Masterchefs taco-crawl through Mexico City, sample regional cheese, chocolate and crispy grasshoppers in Oaxaca, sip on artisanal mescal at an old-world mezcaleria, and soak in the colours of local markets.
The real food experiences Andy and Ben encountered have helped them develop their knowledge and passion for Mexican cuisine, which will go towards a new Mexican themed cookbook they will begin working on together next year.
Thank you for all the entries to win a spot on this Mexican Real Food Adventure with Ben and Andy. We are pleased to announce the winner is Carli Jeffrey for her entry "Mexico with Ben and Andy for a foodie feast would be extraordinario! Tasting the Oaxacan flavours with Intrepid- mole, tamales, a traditional barbacoa. Excelente!"