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We’re Amber & Eric Hoffman

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About Amber & The Husband

 

I am a recovering tax attorney from the largest law firm in the world and am out to gain new experiences and a new outlook on life.  My aim is to reclaim my life, my health, and my sanity, by traveling, writing, practicing yoga, and eating.  I encourage others to do the same, while exploring food and travel.  

How it All Started

Eric and I met in college, back at Rutgers in 1997.  I had traveled a bit before we met, but some of our earliest conversations could have been the focus of a Bon Jovi ballad – we wanted to escape New Jersey and explore.  Back then, we both wanted to move to California, it was one of the few things we agreed on, as we kind of hated each other the first six months.  At the time I had no idea what a “foodie” was or that I would end up loving food travel.

Instead, we moved to Washington, D.C. so I could attend law school, and after that to Chicago, for my Big Firm life.  Little did we know, when we met in the nineties, that we would end up living in Asia for most of the year.

Escape the Predictable Life

I didn’t hate my lawyer life at first.  But, I never knew why I went to law school, or what drove me to the law, other than to make money.  I heard it was lucrative.  That was enough for me.  Back then, there were no blogs devoted to explaining why Big Law Sucks.  Now, the internet is littered with them.

Big Law just sort of sucked the life out of me.  When I came down with tendonitis in 2007, I knew a change was needed.

It took five more years and a round the world trip to make me realize what kind of a change was needed.  After ten years practicing law, we escaped, just like we said we would back in 1997.  Instead of playing volleyball on the beach in California, though, we created a home base for ourselves Southeast Asia, where we continue to explore the world and eat everything in sight along the way.  Food travel just became a way of life for us.

I am  now a recovering tax attorney, yoga teacher, writer, and social media consultant, while Eric is a newly minted entrepreneur.  We are just starting to really figure out how all of this digital nomad business works.  But one thing is for certain, there is no return.

Our Adventures in Food Travel

With over 65 countries and counting, I travel With Husband In Tow.  Together, we are seeking new Adventures in Food as we travel on our stomachs.  I love the food in Asia – the combination of fresh ingredients, thoughtful preparation, and the fantastic mix of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy.  Be it fresh Vietnamese spring rolls, Thai bubble tea, Malay roti canai, or anything with a noodle .  I obsess about Asian food, well really all food, and I could spend all day every day eating, if it were socially acceptable.  Maybe we need to live in Italy at some point.

This blog started as a travel blog, cataloguing our adventures through Eastern Europe, Central America, and then Asia.  Then, it turned into a bit more of an expat blog, sharing the trials and tribulations of living a life as an expat in Asia.  Now, it has all of this and more as I realized my passion truly lies in food travel!  I may provide a little travel advice along the way, to show you how you can have fun traveling, and maybe earn some money on the road. But, the focus is on eating, Asian food, traveling for food, and all things pork!

Currently, we are stalled in Ubud, Bali, where we are working a little, practicing yoga, and eating lots of coconuts.  While we are based in Ubud, our food travels continue to take us around the world, as we continue searching for new Adventures in Food.

Follow me on this adventure, as I travel With Husband in Tow.

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