Before our first trip to Chiang Mai years ago, I watched this video so many times I practically had it memorized. Now that the city feels like a 2nd home to us, I see how much this short from Monocle Magazine gets right. There’s an energy to Chiang Mai that’s as infectious as it is […]

Laura recently posted some of the origin story of Moveable Feast, how deeply connected to Thailand the brand has always been, and well, I caught that nostalgia bug real bad. I had images of our trip replaying in my head like a high school mix tape. I think I must’ve plugged in at least 10 […]

Planning trips abroad… like the really good kind, the kind that change you on a fundamental level, the kind you return to a decade later in daydreams with a buoyant smile— that shit’s hard. And you know what the WORST thing is? You can spend so much time and energy (and $$$) only to come […]

A brief history of Moveable Feast Retreats adventures: 2016: We escaped to the south of France, sabered champagne bottles off the balcony of a 12th century castle, feasted on classic French dishes (Chef Johnny style), wandered the beautiful little towns in Provence, and tried not to break the medieval armor suit sharing the castle with […]

Moveable Feast Retreats was founded on the desire to share incredible food in exquisite places, but the deep soul of MFR is to seek out the innate wisdom in this beautiful world’s many hidden corners. We went for a wander with the help of flâner in Provence. We leaned back in our chairs after dinner and took time […]

I find myself annoyed often when I’m abroad and things are so delicious and I can’t figure out why the heck food and drink don’t taste as good in the States. Yes, I suppose a solid argument could be made about how during vacation, your nervous system is more relaxed and your taste receptors are […]

The NYTimes had an article a few weeks ago about how beauty is making scientists rethink evolution. It started with a story of the male bowerbird, a bird of paradise-like little guy whose plumage has an incandescent beauty that I’m sure David Attenborough dreams about. The bowerbird’s mating ritual involves creating an elaborate stage area […]

You remember as a kid when you’d carefully fold your super cool Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup t-shirt into your kid-sized luggage and be so excited to head off to summer camp? You’d spend a week in a cabin staying up late and sneaking out to go star gazing and somehow after a few nights under […]

Although we could’ve spent a perfectly happy lifetime within the walls of the abbazia, adventure beckoned. Sicily is the original melting-pot, boasting influences from a Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arabic, and Italian past. The buildings are a century by century lesson in architectural history and we needed to get in on some of that. Plus, we […]

You know those places you walk into and you just can kinda tell they’re haunted? Maybe it’s a little chill in the air or a subtle feeling that makes the hair on your arm stick up. There are times when the energy of a place isn’t settled… and you can feel that. Whatever the opposite […]

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