the detour is the story

THE HAIL MARY SIP (n.):

The choice to ingest or drink a local delicacy knowing there is a 50-50 chance you are about to give yourself diarrhea.

THE HARRY-SALLY SCAN (n.):

The entree-scoping you do while being seated at a restaurant where you cannot read the menu, in order to point and say, “I’ll have what she’s having.”

LAGERDRATION (n.):

The practical choice made in a sweltering place where bottled water costs as much as beer.

LOCABENDER (n.):

Binging on so many of the delicacies you can eat nowhere else that you never want to eat pork baoza or flor de calavasa ever again.

TRIPPAUNCH (n.):

The result of a journey that ups your caloric intake so fast your body clumps all new fat directly around your belly.

WALK OF SHAME (n.):

Skulking into a Starbucks on the other side of the world.

ZOOGASBOARD (n.):

Eating so far off the beaten track that people drop by to find out what you ordered for dinner.

 

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THE CHOCOLATE-COVERED CRICKET (n.):

The things we do for lore.

CINNABONOTONY (n.):

Ordering precisely the same greasy food or in-flight beverage every single time you travel.

THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT (n.):

Unpeelable produce you’re bound to crave as soon as the guidebook warns you not to eat it.

GLUTTINERARY (n.):

A schedule that gives up on monuments and museums to focus on just two things: feasts, and slow walks between them.

MCDOWNFALL (n.):

The low moment that follows weeks of daring eating, when the traveler seeks out the greasiest possible American food. See also: Pizzalapse.

MICHELANTEE (n.):

The wandering foodie who appoints himself scout of the best no-name, backalley, mom & pop restaurants on the planet.

SEUSS PRODUCE (n.):

Insane-looking fruits and Wonka-esque vegetables you will never describe, translate, or taste again.

STEAKFIB (n.):

Throwing vegetarianism to the wind because “it makes things easier."

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