In his career, Erik has worked with leading travel industry brands like Walt Disney, Travelocity, Royal Caribbean, Marriott and American Express. Erik holds a B.A. in languages from the University of Virginia and an M.A. in Travel Marketing and International Communication from The American University in Washington, D.C. For Erik, food and drink are the best ways to communicate and connect with people. A command of several languages has helped him navigate through dozens of countries. Erik has also lived in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. The more Erik traveled, the more he realized that many destinations have wonderful but untold stories in the form of truly unique food and beverage experiences. Erik enjoys recommending unusual and remarkable food and beverages experiences from obscure lands. Don’t ever let him loose in a grocery store in another country – you won’t see him for hours. Erik is a member of Slow Food.