Hi! I’m Tracey, thanks for reading A Taste of Trace!
I’m a total foodie & traveller and this blog is where I share my adventures in cooking and wanderlust!
I never really got into cooking & baking until after university. Once I discovered Pinterest, a whole world of new & exciting food came into my radar and I was hooked. After months of experimenting under my belt, I started reading & learning about what exactly went into the food I was eating. I slowly made the transition to eating a plant-based diet and I haven’t looked back! Fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, beans & legumes can all be combined to make such wonderful & delicious creations that it’s hard for me to imagine eating any other way!
Aside from my passion for food, I’m also deeply interested in travel. After university, I was fortunate enough to go to Scotland, England, Ireland, Jamaica & Florida and those trips ignited a yearning of wanderlust. I always wanted to take a gap year to travel, but I never thought how to put that idea into action. After several long conversations, my boyfriend Mac and I decided to take the leap make travel a number one priority.
In November 2014, we both quit our jobs; in December 2014, we moved out of our apartment. We booked a one-way ticket to Nicaragua leaving January 2015. I chronicled our journey as we made our way through Central America: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, & Panama. From there, we made the leap to a new continent and traveled through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, & Chile. Then we made an even BIGGER leap and moved to Auckland, New Zealand! Mac & I spent 6 months working in NZ (on a working holiday visa), before we set out on an epic 3+ month-long road trip of the country.
We returned back to the GTA in July 2016 where we did the ‘real life’ thing again for a bit. We leased an apartment, reconnected with friends, and got jobs in industries that were vastly different from what we studied in university. It didn’t take long for the travel-lust to return, and in early 2018 we booked a one-way flight to Paris! Prior to leaving for Europe, we spent a month road-tripping down the eastern United States. We left Canada (again) in May 2018 and are currently travelling through Europe. We’re focusing on community and sustainable travel. We do this by CouchSurfing, Hitchhiking, eating vegetarian/vegan, reducing waste, and avoiding flying wherever possible. Don’t hesitate to get in touch! I’d love to hear from you!