About Us

Lauren Cardona-Tasty Traveler

Hi I’m Lauren but you can call me Tasty Traveler #1!  🙂

I have always had a passion for food, cocktails and travel.  It has become more pronounced over the last several years since I have had the opportunity to do so many of the things that I love. 

One of my favorite conversations to have with friends and family revolves around the question:  “Let’s pretend for a minute that every single job in the world is currently hiring…it’s your lucky day!  Now, let’s make it even better and pretend that every job pays 1 billion dollars!  Woo Hoo!  If given the chance to pick any job and money were not an issue, what would you pick?”  I 100% absolutely know what I would choose every….single….time…I would choose to be Anthony Bourdain’s sidekick on “No Reservations.”  I absolutely love the way that he was able to connect with people all across the world, dive into their culture and enjoy their food and drinks.  It wasn’t until recently that I asked myself the question…..why aren’t you doing that?

So, here we are.  I am diving into my passion of food, cocktails and travel and sharing my journey with all of you.  Enjoy the trip!


Luis Cardona- Tasty Traveler

Hi I’m Luis! (I like to think of myself as Tasty Traveler #1 but Lauren says I’m Tasty Traveler #2!)

I too have a love for food, travel and all things in between! Over the past several years I have found more time to be adventurous with the things that I eat, the places that I go and all of the experiences in between.  The majority of my day is spent analyzing data and forecasting trends for a large corporation just outside of Chicago.  My day job translates over to thetastytravelers.com rather nicely.  I’m the supportive husband, food sampler, vacation companion and excursion planner as well as the dedicated tech guy for the website.

If you have any questions about the website or would like to collaborate with The Tasty Travelers, I’m your guy.  (Traveler #2)

Thanks for joining us on our food and travel adventures!