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Food and Travel – Experiencing Greece in Toronto with journalist Jim Bamboulis

Travel journalist and Toronto-based Greek food tour operator Jim Bamboulis of Travel Mammal joins World Footprints to share the vibrant culinary scene and rich diversity of Toronto, Canada. Jim tells us that we can experience Greece in Toronto and essentially eat our way around the world in the city.

Jim takes us on a special virtual tour of Toronto’s Greek town and he tells us about a special opportunity he offers to help us taste a bit of Greece from anywhere.

Jim also tells us how Toronto is dealing with the coronavirus and how this pandemic is affecting small business and the travel and tourism industry.

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Jim Bamboulis Head ShotJim Bamboulis has over 20 years of media production experience in the broadcast, digital and social media spheres. For 16 years, Jim was a Sportscaster, Talk Show Host, Field Producer and Content Producer for several national Canadian TV networks. Simultaneous to his broadcast career, Jim transitioned to the digital space in 2008, producing, directing, and hosting two travel docs for Lonely Planet, becoming a freelance food and travel photographer, writer and videographer for many reputable organizations, including Chevrolet, Trivago, Tourism Toronto, Copenhagen Tourism and Athens Authentic Marathon. In 2011, Jim established Travel Mammal, a digital media company, that works with several local, national and international travel brands and tourism boards to promote travel, food and cultural experiences worldwide. In 2017, Jim started TravelMammal Tours, a food tour company that welcomes Guests worldwide and showcases food experiences in Toronto’s Greektown. In 2020, Jim reestablished Fact Up, a travel podcast that welcomes Guests to talk travel, food, culture and experiences.

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Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick are Founders of World Footprints and hosts of the award-winning World Footprints podcast.  Travel has always been central to their lives. In fact, Tonya only agreed to date Ian after learning that he had traveled abroad.  After a two-year courtship, Ian whisked Tonya away on a secret mission to Toronto where he proposed to her above the city in a small plane that passed another small plane carrying a banner that read: “Marry Me Tonya – I Love You”. The couple held a destination wedding on Bermuda and they honeymooned in South Africa. The rest, they say, is history…

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