RIP Anthony Bourdain

anthony bourdainI’ve written many posts over the years related to superstar chef, author, traveler and TV personality Anthony Bourdain. I never thought that I’d be writing this.

Early in the morning, while I was at work, I received a couple of texts and messages online.

When I saw the title of an article in one text, Anthony Bourdain dies of suicide at 61, I didn’t believe it. This had to be a hoax…

Before I even clicked the links to any of the articles, I quickly did a Google search and saw that yes, it was true. A legend, maybe even an icon of food & travel had left us.

In recent years, we’ve lost many celebs to suicide. Robin Williams, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington to name a few. These were all sad ends to extremely talented lives.

I can only recall feeling this upset over a celebrity’s suicide (also not initially believing it) when Kurt Cobain took his life back in 1994.

Anthony Bourdain inspired many of us in different ways. I remember years back, not being able to put down his book Kitchen Confidential. In fact, it still sits out on my dresser- I planned to eventually read it again.

I’ve been pretty much obsessed with travel for a very long time and I don’t see it ending anytime soon. Ian Wright of Globe Trekker inspired me to start visiting off the beaten path destinations a long time ago.

Anthony Bourdain inspired me to make food such a big part of my family’s travels.

Food is a huge part of travel. It helps us to better understand culture, it can be historical, it brings people together, it’s a common bond- we all have to eat!

With sadness, I can’t believe that I’m writing RIP Anthony Bourdain.

I’ve visited many restaurants featured on No Reservations and Parts Unknown. The one which I most remember tracking down on an international trip was back in 2010 in Cartagena, Colombia.

Here are a couple of photos from our visit to the delicious, La Cevicheria.a blue door with a sign on the wallAnthony Bourdain

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