Some travelers follow their hearts — Kae Lani Palmisano follows her gut. Obsessed with the history and origins of food, Kae Lani’s journeys have taken her from exploring the Spice Route through Israel and Europe to foraging with the Māori in New Zealand. Living by the motto that “Life is too short to live anything but deliciously,” the South Jersey-native and contributing Food & Travel Editor with USA TODAY 10Best spent last year researching cuisine and culinary traditions on four continents. In addition to reporting on international cuisine for USA TODAY 10Best, Kae Lani has also covered the Philadelphia food scene for the James Beard Award-winning publication Roads & Kingdoms.

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