Featured Traveler | Tausha Cowan

Name: Tausha Cowan

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am someone who loves to be on the move! I was raised in South Florida but spent most of my summer and winter vacations traveling to Jamaica to visit family. After high school, I moved to New York to attend college, where I was able to explore other cultures in different parts of the world. My travels included two study abroad programs – one in Accra, the other in Paris – and multiple trips to places in West Africa and Europe, including Timbuktu, Togo, Burkina Faso, Amsterdam, Prague and Florence.

Since graduating college in 2007, I spent several years working in the media industry in New York and traveling when I could to places primarily in North America. I am now pursuing my master’s degree in London, where I attempt to squeeze in as many trips as possible in between my studies. I have traveled to several countries in the last year, including Malta, Spain, Morocco, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Greece and Switzerland, and hope to continue my adventures in Asia in the near future. I also write a food blog called The Hungry Girl Chronicles which features recipes and restaurant reviews from my travels.

Favorite city you’ve been to:
Ah, I love so many cities! Montreal is one of my favorite cities in the world. It has this fun vibe that is a perfect blend of North America and Europe, and the jazz festival in Montreal is not to be missed. I also love Paris, which sounds cliché but it’s true. Then there is London, where I am currently located, which is so incredibly diverse and has so much to do. But… if I had to choose a favorite city of all time, it would be New York. I have yet to be in a place that has the same spunk and endless energy as the Big Apple.

Favorite restaurant:

I have lots of favorites, hence my need to write a food blog, but there is one place in my former neighborhood that has the best meals made with the freshest ingredients. Vesta in Astoria, Queens (New York) never fails to deliver. Their menu changes regularly and everything on it is fantastic, not to mention they have a dessert called the Baby Jesus cake.

Best place to relax:

I am partial to Jamaica, not only because it’s where my family is from but also because of its natural beauty. I can spend the rest of my days in Negril and be a happy camper.

Best place to have fun:

I think it depends on your idea of fun. I have fun in a lot of places because of the people I’m with.

Best trip you’ve ever taken:

I can’t pick just one. It’s like picking a favorite child!

What one piece of advice do you have for travelers?

Travel when you can, if you can and keep an open mind. It is truly a rewarding experience to step out of your comfort zone, get lost, speak to locals, and learn something new about others and yourself.

Where else can we find you on the web?

You can follow my foodie adventures at The Hungry Girl Chronicles. You can also learn more about me at taushacowan.com.

Tags: , , , ,

  • Anonymous

    very interesting site you have here. found out about it from an article link on Reuters.com



  • Kamaria

    Thanks for checking it out!