“What’s another place that’s kind of a black hole in people’s imagination? Does it stretch me a little? So I go there open endedly… I’m just relying on good luck and chance encounters.” – Naomi Duguid, on finding her next travel and creative project.

Naomi DuguidNaomi Duguid is a former-lawyer turned award winning cookbook writer, author, photographer and traveler. She’s the author of Hot Sour Salty Sweet, a culinary journey through Southeast Asia, and the person behind her website Immerse Through and presently working on her next book called Caucasia, an exploration of culture through food in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan.

In this in depth conversation we dive right into the good stuff to explore what motivates Naomi’s creative endeavors and drives her travels to the lesser known parts of the globe and how she built a life of travel having abandoned a more conventional career in the law.


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I’m a lifelong international traveler, the host of The Travelers podcast, and founder of Holocene, a framework and community for writing the story of your life using travel and creativity.