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

Aired on May 15, 2020

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 Shot Jim 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, Esqs., are the dynamic founders of World Footprints, an award-winning publisher of socially impactful travel content that explores the profound human connections made through travel. As hosts of the multi-award-winning World Footprints podcast, they have engaged with luminaries such as Maya Angelou, Ernest Green, Ken Burns, Cat Cora and Rick Steves. In addition to World Footprints, Ian and Tonya have written for prominent publications including AAA World, DETOUR, Miami Herald, The Lens, and Island Soul. Globetrotting as travel ambassadors and public speakers, the Fitzpatricks have been recognized as Black Travel Journalists of the Year by the Black Travel Summit.