We were so incredibly sad to learn of Anthony Bourdain's death this week. We're obviously not the right people to write a comprehensive obituary about his incredible career, but we can definitely attest to the impact he had on us, personally.
His shows "No Reservations" (on the Travel Channel) and "Parts Unknown" (on CNN) really reflected his passion for food and travel--a passion that's contagious, and that we certainly share. I'm willing to bet that others who read our website or travel on our trips share those passions. A neighbor of ours described it best on a social media post where she wrote, "Eat, drink, travel, talk to strangers, open yourself to something you didn't know." That's the spirit of Anthony Bourdain. The idea that food isn't just something to be tasted and that travel is about more than seeing the sights.
He understood how food was an expression of the culture that created it, and he was able to share that concept with the rest of us like no other food, travel or culture journalist could.
So, farewell Anthony Bourdain. In honor of your memory, and the way that your cultural journalism has enriched our lives, Huckleberry Travel will be donating a portion of all bookings in the months of June, July and August to Suicide Prevention. And if you'd like to make your own donation, just click below.