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EP 25: TIPS, TRICKS & TASTY TREATS FROM A TRAVELING FOOD BLOGGER JULIUS MAYO JR.

Special Guest: Julius Mayo Jr.

 

 

Julius Mayo Jr. is a photographer, digital marketer, and content creator. He travels for food and plans trips around the U.S. and abroad to discover local food and culture, sharing the experience through social media channels and his food blog, Droolius — food photos that make you drool. Starting the Droolius blog in 2010, he shared his travel and food experiences, helping people find good places to eat. He also used the website and photography to showcase local restaurants and food trucks, leading to a social media marketing business. The blogging experience led to presenting as a speaker at food blog conferences and teaching photography live on stage. Julius has collaborated with brands, including Walt Disney World and KEH Camera, to host food photography workshops to teach influencers how to capture food with cameras and lighting techniques. The goal is to travel the world and eat everything, while inspiring others to discover different cultures through food.

Show Notes:

00:00

  • Julius reads an excerpt where he discusses his thoughts on Philippine Cuisine

00:36

  • Drea introduces Julius Mayo Jr.

2:17

  • Julius talks about the excerpt in the beginning about traveling to the Philippines and exploring the country, and the local food!
  • He talks about some of the foods in the Philippines and the street food – The Kwek-kwek, lechon, etc and then going to Japan afterwards for Ramen
  • Discussing the Philippines and Coron
  • Julius shares his love for travel and find any excuse to travel – Especially for food

8:15

  • Julius shares what travel means to him
  • The decision when his food travel blog started before there was instagram or other social media platforms —-

12:44

  • Julius talks about the progressions of his food blog and how his career in food became a reality
  • Talking about creating this blog because of passion
  • Talking about social media and finding your passion, as opposed to focusing on fame and fortune

21:44

  • Julius talks about some of the challenges of having an over amount of content and finding the balance of backlog content

24:38

  •  Julius talks about his inspiration why he started to become a food blogger – Anthony Bourdain

28:17

  • Julius shares the most meaningful person he’s ever met – a man from Japan, Yoshi who took him under his wing for a ramen adventure

36:36

  • Julius shares the chef that changed the way her viewed food – The chefs at Kadence Orlando who have Filipino Chefs

42:30

  • Julius talks about his favorite places to eat in Los Angeles – Lasa
  • Drea and Julius also discuss LA TACOS
  • He also shares some of his favorite places in Los Angeles
  • Julius shares a day when he went to 10 different places to eat in one day in Los Angeles
  • Julius’ love for donuts

50:18

  • Drea asks Julius what his favorite dish and food experience – Carcar Market in Cebu in sampling all different types of Lechon

54:03

  • Julius shares his favorite restaurant – DEN

57:24

  • Julius shares his tips and tricks for aspiring food bloggers

61:00

  • Julius shares a piece of life advice he would give to a younger version of himself

63:00

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