“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness - and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
For those seeking to explore the world and taste authentic regional cuisine but can’t quite afford the expense of lodging; there are organizations that match people who are willing to work for room and board with employers & nonprofits (all over the world) who offer employees modest accommodations as part of their compensation.
So whether your ambition is to start a career as a food blogger, conduct some research before opening a restaurant or simply experience different cultures via food tours; these organizations may be worth looking into...
Work Exchange Organizations