Meet Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Catalan Cooking Class Girona Tots a Taula 2foodtrippers

As culinary influencers, we travel the world in search of the next great meal. We eat it all from street food to haute cuisine and everything in between. Since starting the 2foodtrippers site in 2012, we have collaborated with numerous partners including tourism boards, hotels, restaurants and major online travel brands. You can see several of our wonderful partners below. 

Prior to 2016, Daryl worked for a high-end, celebrity chef-driven restaurant group based in Philadelphia and Mindi developed keen business skills as an executive in the insurance industry. Despite our professional successes, we took a chance by renting our house and hitting the road to follow our travel dreams. Now we travel slowly and create awesome Food Travel Guides to help travelers find the best food, coffee, wine and beer in cities around the world.

How We Met

We met in 2006 at an Oscars party hosted by mutual friends in Philadelphia. It was a very successful party for both of us – Mindi won the Oscars pool and we both found true love. It wasn’t long until we realized our mutual obsession for food and travel. We got married in 2007 and haven’t looked back since.

Where We’ve Been

2foodtrippers at England Winery

We love to visit wineries and breweries in different countries.

We’re all about combining our passions near and far. This journey has taken us to some of the best food destinations in the world.

So far, we have traveled abroad to Austria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Macau, Monaco, Mexico, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turks & Caicos, Ukraine, the Vatican and Vietnam.

We’ve also traveled domestically throughout the US  – currently 38 states and counting.

Professional Affiliations

We like to surround ourselves with experts. Accordingly, we’re members of the following prestigious organizaions:

Notable Accomplishments

  • Shortlisted for TBC Asia Best Food Blog – Award to Be Announced in October (2018)
  • Selected as Speakers at Traverse in Rotterdam – Food Photography Seminar & Lecture (2018)
  • Selected from 900 Applicants to Participate in the India Blog Train Project (2018)
  • Selected to Attend NBE Finland in Helsinki, Turku and Riga (2018)
  • Selected to Attend International Media Marketplace in New York (2018)
  • Voted as a 10 Ten Finalist for The Mayor of London’s #MyLondonDish Instagram Contest (2017)
  • Selected to Participate in the iAmbassador Blogville Project in Emilia Romagna (2017)
  • Selected to Participate as Influencers at Experience Bucharest (2017)
  • Selected to Participate in the Helsinki Secret project (2016)
  • Elected to the Professional Travel Bloggers Association board as Treasurer (2016)
  • Selected to Attend Travel Media Showcase in Indiana (2015)
  • Selected to Participate at Bloghouse in Chicago (2014)

Social Media

2foodtrippers Eat Meat on a Stick

We don’t just eat when we travel. We also share our culinary experiences on social media.

We have 80,000+ engaged followers on the following social media networks:

Collaboration Opportunities

We love collaborating with partners all over the world. Here are some ways that we can work with YOU:

  • Brand Ambassadorships
  • Content Creation
  • Freelance Writing
  • Instagram Takeovers
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Sponsored Content

Check out our Media Kit for more details and then contact us at with your pitch.

Current & Past Partners

Check out a sampling of our current and past partners:



  1. You are incredible. Can’t wait to read about your travels and food! Like chocolate, you blog is addictive. Lenore

  2. Hi! Thank you for following my blog.
    I see that you traveled to Japan too as I recently did.
    I just followed your journey through your blog!
    I look forward to more of your travels!

  3. Thank you for following my blog! Happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have 🙂 for sure will follow it and be back here ! have a nice day 🙂

  4. Congrats on making it to BlogHouse! I look forward to exploring your blog and can’t wait to see more to come! 🙂 Cheers!

  5. Great to find two such lovely smiles and obvious joie de vivre! Found you via the post on Neapolitan coffee. Left a comment there, BTW.
    I’m an archaeologist, & jump at the chance to eat local where ever a conference takes me.
    Recommendation: check out the best shortbread on the planet (well, maybe tied with Bretagne) at ARGOs Bakery in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. Also, along the waterfront in little Kirkwall, with your backs to the sea, there are three hotels with dining. The one on the far left has a finnan haddie chowder called Cullen Skink [sic] that is to die for. The hotel on the far right has terrible food: they served me sliced haggis out of a can that was the worst. (it was great every other place I had it in Scotland). Also you’ll get a kick out of the fact that the sign on the little Kirkwall airport building is in Viking runes.
    Bon voyage, you two!

    1. Author

      Thanks so much! Those places are definitely on our travel list and Daryl loves shortbread and hates canned haggis.

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