Celebrating Our 3 Year Anniversary of #FoodTravelChat

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This is an update to our previous post. We’re now celebrating 3 years of glorious food and travel on #FoodTravelchat! Join us every Wednesday at 8pm ET when we spend an hour exploring a fun food & travel topic. 

We’re so happy to announce that we will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary of #FoodTravelChat. Three years!  Wow, that flew by. We started #FoodTravelChat in hopes of bringing people around the world together for one hour to chat about their favorite experiences around food + travel.

 

 

Over the last two years of #FoodTravelChat we’ve seen over 200,000 tweets, had more than 12,000 chatters and reached more than 42 million people.

The chats have included chatters from South Africa, Netherlands, Mexico, Croatia, Belgium, India, Japan, Guam, Australia, South Korea, Morocco, China, Taiwan, Portugal, Austria, Costa Rica, Nepal, Finland, Nigeria, Malaysia, Turkey, Chile, Kenya, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Mongolia, France, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, Indonesia, Vietnam, England, Greece, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Peru, Poland, Iceland, Tanzania, Jamaica, Philippines, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Georgia, Columbia, Belize, Czech Republic, UAE, Ireland, Barbados, Granada, Estonia, Fiji, Ukraine, Argentina, Kuwait, Canada, Malta, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Slovakia, Thailand, Russia, Egypt, Bahamas, Romania, Honduras, Norway, Brazil, Laos, Montenegro, Brunei, Italy, Belarus, El Salvador, Saint Lucia, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Aruba, French Polynesia, Luxembourg, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Hungary, Seychelles, Uganda, Jordan, Bhutan, Maldives, Ethiopia, Serbia, Turks and Caicos Islands, Swaziland, Angola, Bermuda, Antigua, Kyrgyzstan, Uruguay, Latvia, Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, USA, Cuba, Israel and many other countries – all four corners of the globe.

We absolutely could not have kept it up without the help of our always charming and witty #FoodTravelChat moderators. Some have been with us since day one,  some have more recently joined the team and some have been with us for a while. We love each and every one of them and thank them deeply for their help and support.

Steve Grams & Sue Reddel

Steve Grams & Sue Reddel

 

Our #FoodTravelChat Moderators:

Sue Reddel, Anthony Martorina & Diana Laskaris

Sue Reddel, Anthony Martorina & Diana Laskaris

 

Food Travelist Diana Laskaris and Jen Kirk at The Aviary

Food Travelist Diana Laskaris and Jen Kirk at The Aviary

 

Our #foodtravelchat Sponsors

We’ve also had some terrific sponsors who have provided great fun, prizes and insights.

  • AARP
  • Hamilton Beach
  • Hong Kong Tourism
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Turkish Air
  • Brownie Brittle
  • Visit Britain
  • Moomer’s Ice Cream
  • Visit Wales
  • SmugMug
  • Allianz USA
  • TownePlace Suites
  • And many more!
Chef Michele Ragussis Prepping

Chef Michele Ragussis Prepping

 

We’ve had co-hosts share their knowledge with our chatters.

We’ve had some terrific weeks talking about everything from Scary Foods Around the World, which sure had some interesting photos shared – anyone remember the fruit bat soup? – to fan favorites like Asian Feasts & Finds, Best Kept Dining Secrets, Oodles of Noodles, Food Travel Planning, Delicious Paris, Happy Hours Around The World and Cheese Around the World.

 

We Couldn’t Do It Without You!

We’ve had plenty of wonderfully fun feedback.

FTC HK

 

FTC Fan Rave

 

FTC Thanks

 

FTC props

 

FTC Thumbs Up

 

FTC 4-22 Kudos chat

 

FTC Happiness

 

Fun Photos, GIFS and Videos!

And what photos and videos you’ve all shared!

 

 

 

 

We’ve made friends with people around the world and even met up with some of them during our travels or their trips to Chicago.

In the end we hope that our #FoodTravelChat brings smiles and ideas to everyone who participates or just reads along. We truly think that sharing food and time together no matter where you are or where you go brings us all a little bit closer together and brings a little more peace to the world.

 

Thank You!

So here’s to another three years and more with our #foodtravelchat moderators, friends, sponsors and supporters. Keep traveling the world and keep sharing all the wonderful tastes that you discover. If you want to learn more about #foodtravelchat and how you can participate, become a sponsor or moderator check out it out on this link.

Join The #FoodTravelChat Party!

Join us this Wednesday at 8pm pm ET for #FoodTravelChat we’ll be revisiting our favorite topics and questions from the last three years. We look forward to chatting with you!

THE QUICK BITE: We’re celebrating the 3 Year Anniversary of #FoodTravelChat. We’re so proud to bring people around the world closer together, getting to know one another and sharing ideas for food + travel.

 

30 Responses to Celebrating Our 3 Year Anniversary of #FoodTravelChat

  1. Irene S. Levine Reply

    May 31, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Congratulations on this milestone and your great success!

  2. alison abbott Reply

    May 8, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Congratulations-that’s quite an accomplishment. I will have to join a future chat to see what i’ve been missing. You have a great team working with you and it’s obviously a success. Combining Food and travel-what’s not to love!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 13, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Thank Alison! Hope you can join us soon.

  3. melody pittman Reply

    May 8, 2016 at 9:13 am

    What a great accomplishment! Happy for you two!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 13, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks Melody!

  4. Kristin Henning Reply

    May 7, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Thanks for the update and reminder. I’ll follow allong with FoodTravelChats more closely.

  5. John M. Reply

    May 7, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Congratulations on your twitter-versary! 🙂 I am a pretty boring traveler when it comes to cuisine, because I haven’t made it a real priority. The chats have given me a lot of inspiration, though!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 7, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Thanks John! Hope you get a few ideas from #foodtravelchat on where to go and what to eat. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Michele Peterson Reply

    May 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! Love #FoodTravelChat and will try to join more often

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 7, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Michele!

  7. Heather Cole Reply

    May 4, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Congrats on reaching 2 years, that’s a great achievement. Very intrigued about the fruit bat soup though 🙂

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 5, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Thanks Heather! It was quite a sight.

  8. Paul Reply

    May 4, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Congratulations, such an amazing journey, keep up the good work and hope you continue in your success!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 5, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Thanks Paul!

  9. Happy 2nd Anniversary to the #FoodTravelChat! I’m looking forward to many more Wednesday nights spent in food envy!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 5, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Thanks Erin!

  10. Lara Dunning Reply

    May 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Congrats!!!Following on Twitter now!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 5, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Great thanks Laura!

  11. Christina Reply

    May 3, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Congratulations! Not surprised as you are surrounded by a very supportive group. And who doesn’t want to talk about food and travel? Good luck and may you have many more anniversaries 🙂

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 5, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Thanks Christina!

  12. Irene S. Levine Reply

    May 3, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Congratulations! You’ve been doing such a terrific job!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 5, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Thanks Irene!

  13. Janice Chung Reply

    May 2, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary! You’ve done a great job of bringing people from around the world together to chat about food….using interesting topics. The one, “Scary Foods Around the World” must have been a riot!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 3, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Thanks Jan! hope you can join us this week.

  14. Grey World Nomads Reply

    May 2, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I just discovered your blog by #boomertravelbloggers and will certainly try to participate the #FoodTravelChat Happy Birthday!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 3, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Terrific! Would love to you you join us on Wednesday. 😀

  15. Betsy Wuebker Reply

    May 1, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    What a monumental achievement! Congratulations on this significant milestone! Brilliant concept!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 3, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Thanks so much Betsy!

  16. Catherine Sweeney Reply

    May 1, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary. Here’s to the continued success of #FoodTravelChat. That’s an impressive group of moderators, sponsors, and co-hosts you’ve got. Keep the tasty chats coming!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      May 3, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Thanks Catherine!

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