Travel to escape, tell stories and eat ANYTHING with Chanie Hyde (The Hungry Ginger)

A travel writer with a difference, Chanie Hyde quit her job to step into the live she truely wanted.

About Chanie

Chanie aka The Hungry Ginger is a food and travel writer with a twist. Looking for strange or unusual food that makes most people say “ew.” She is always on the hunt for something unusual or “weird” to eat.

Melbourne, Australia has treated her to the tastes of the world and inspired her to continue stuffing her face full of delicious foods and challenging tidbits both locally and abroad.

She is always heading overseas and have been telling stories of her adventures for years but only recently she quit her ‘real’ job to actually ‘have a crack at it’ without the illusion of a “career.”

Chanie’s biggest mantra is “how do you know you don’t like it if you haven’t tried it?”

I realised that success to me is not how much money you earn or how far up a ladder you climb in a company...success to me was being able to tell my stories.
— Chanie Hyde

In the episode...

  • Chanie talks about how she travels around on her stomach, she is really curious to learn about what locals eat in different cultures. She talks about the craziest, weirdest, grossest thing she has eaten.

  • One of her favourite foods to eat is the ‘crispy beer snack’ and she talks about where she has found some of her favourites.

  • Some travel tips for when eating in other countries and how not to miss the BEST foods of the country you are travelling in.

  • When in China, she found herself outside her comfort zone having to navigate the culture.

  • The real reason Chanie travels because she is curious and feels there is more to life thank looking at it through a book or a documentary.

  • The 3 month soul searching trip Chanie went on where she realised how joyous she was because she tapped into adventure, travel and her passion in writing.

  • The idea of travel for escapism.

  • Why she quit her real job and how she ‘coped a lot of flack’ for doing so.

  • What success means to Chanie - its not about how much money she has or how high she could climb in a company.

  • Being dissatisfied after returning home from travel because she was coming home to a life that was not truely aligned to what she wanted.

  • Why travelling teaches so much about yourself.

  • Why she tries to show the real, hard stories on her social media.

  • Chanies advise to people who want to travel and adventure but are not at the moment - find the courage and bravery to do it. Look at your priorities and rearrange them to make it happen.

Rapid fire round

  1. What was the last place you visited? Bali

  2. A place you tell everyone to visit? Australia

  3. Scariest place travelled to? Ghost town in Northern Italy

  4. Your favourite thing about travel? The food

  5. Wheres your next trip? Japan

Why Chanie continues to seek out travel and adventure? There is always more to discover, more stories to tell and more amazing people to meet.

Not everyone has the same path.
— Chanie Hyde


Abby Lewtas

Hi I'm Abby, Adventurer, Life coach, Speaker and Blogger.

After a successful sporting career I now love sharing what I have learned from my adventures and traveling the world.

I believe in turning into your adventurous life through your intuition and the little nudges from the universe.

Lets share the adventure. xo