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Gwen Jorgensen Shares Her “Eatcation” Secrets

Gwen Jorgensen writes about how food is the focus of her travel.

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As part of its countdown to Rio 2016, Travel and Leisure is talking to Olympic hopefuls about how they travel. American triathlete Gwen Jorgensenwho is the No. 1 triathlete in the world and has already qualified for her second Olympic berthwrites about how food is the focus of her travel.

Every year, my husband Patrick and I plan a trip entirely around food–an Eatcation. I’m a huge foodie, and checking restaurants around the world gets me extremely excited. Before we take-off, I make sure to check out Yelp reviews and map out Michelin-starred spots at each destination. Anytime we can try new foods or score a table at a hard-to-get-into restaurant, I consider it a success.

The first Eatcation we took was actually in San Francisco in 2013. Even after three days indulging in delicious food, I felt like we hadn’t scratched the surface of the culinary scene there. That can happen quite often. There’s so much to try, and so little time to get to everything. It’s helpful for us to narrow the list to a select few restaurants or dishes. That way we can focus our trip and avoid rushing to fit everything in. Otherwise, some destinations would be quite overwhelming.

Read the complete feature at Travelandlesiure.com.

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