Julie Van Rosendaal has been a food writer and editor in Calgary, Alta. for more than 20 years. She’s also a best-selling author of several cookbooks including One Smart Cookie and Alice Eats. She loves to travel for food events, like the time she got to cook and share a bowl of pasta with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver in London.
Coolest place you’ve ever visited and why: I’m still in love with Tofino—we go every year and it’s my favourite place in the world. Not only is it stunningly gorgeous, it’s an incredible food destination with some of the best restaurants, food trucks and handmade ice cream I’ve found anywhere.
Must-pack item: All my chargers, good coffee (just in case) and my Aeropress—if there’s room!
Best travel advice: Just do it! Now is the right time.