Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Not these guys. Well, maybe at some point, but who cares? They’re off traveling the world, expanding their horizons and eating the world’s cuisine along the way. Alex and Ashley’s interests include not getting kidnapped by pirates, gorging themselves silly on street food, exploring regional specialities (especially if they seem gross), drinking all the local wine, and maybe indulging in a glass of firewater or two.
In Pursuit of Adventure was founded in 2013 by us, Ashley Babin and Alex Sexton, in order to document our travels and our love of eating, drinking and living local. The best way to understand the world is by sharing a meal or a drink with the locals.
EAT DRINK LIVE LOCAL
Here on IPoA we are all about sharing how to eat and drink like a local across the globe. You will find guides on how to eat local in different cities around the world, where to find the best cocktails, recipes for traditional cocktails, tips for living like a local and of course travel advice to make it just that much easier to get around! Check out some of our favorites below!
Wondering where to eat in the Eternal City? Don’t fall for the tourist traps and instead eat like a local!
Let’s all agree, buses are awful but if you are traveling on a budget they are hard to avoid. Here is how to survive them!
Paris’ trendiest district is chock full of amazing places to eat and drink. So how do you decide? With our guide of course!
Barcelona may be a foodie’s paradise but it is also a boozie paradise. Find out the best places to imbibe with the locals with this guide!
One of the COOLEST things we have ever done was snorkel between two tectonic plates. Heading to Iceland and want to do it too? Find out what you need to know!
Barcelona is a huge city and it is easy to get overwhelmed. But don’t with these awesome tips for the first time visitor to Barcelona!
Cuba is the hot destination this year! Find out how to eat local Cuban food and stay away from traps with this guide!
The Pisco Sour is the quintessential drink of Peru. Find out how to make the classic recipe with this video!
Mexico City is the place to dive into Mexico’s rich and diverse culinary heritage but in a city so large how do you decide where to go? Don’t worry we did the research for you and have the answers in this guide!
Learn More About the Founders of IPoA
All About Alex
Hey, everybody, it’s Alex here! I’m a crazy enthusiastic traveler and writer that enjoys experiencing different cultures through their food and drinking customs. Travel is what fuels me and as long as there is something new to eat I will never stop exploring and sharing it with you. The reason why the cuisine of a culture is so important to me is because it tells a story on how a culture survived. A lot of traditional food around the world was food that was eaten out of necessity and not comfort. What a culture will eat to continue to strive is fascinating and I travel to experience and learn about that aspect.
Other than food, I love meeting and talking with new people. I’m a writer, I want to hear their stories, learn about their lives and in turn share their stories through written word and film. I want to show the good in this world through the people that inhabit this wonderful place. Good food, good people, and a good drink are what keeps me going and what I believe that it keeps a lot of this world going. The world has many stories and I want to listen and share as many as I can.
All About Ashley
Hey, everyone! Ashley here and I am a California native who has always secretly been in love with travel. I didn’t realize it until I went to Italy in 2005 and absolutely fell in love with Rome, so much so that I studied abroad in Rome and then consequently moved there after I graduated UCSB with a degree in Classical Archaeology. (That’s right guys, super nerd right here!) While I have always been a lover of history and archaeology (I loved the Mayan archaeology set my parents gave me when I was little, thanks, Mom and Dad!) travel has introduced me to so many amazing things in this world, especially its people. I love traveling and meeting people from all over the world and more importantly sharing a drink with them and learning a little about how they live their lives.
So follow along on our journey to see, eat and drink as much as possible as we travel the world! Want to learn more about us? Check out our personal pages and get to know us more!
What is In Pursuit of Adventure all about?
We are all about traveling the globe to learn more about the wonderful cultures in this world through food and drink. Everyone eats and drinks and each culture and region have their own specialties. We love discovering how people have taken their native and local ingredients and turned them into regional dishes. You can learn so much about the world and its people by sharing a meal or a drink with them. So follow along on our adventures as we eat, drink, and live local and get to know the people of this world!
All the pictures on the blog are taken by Ashley Babin unless otherwise noted and all the content is the property of Alex Sexton and Ashley Babin.