the beginner’s guide to the southern finger lakes

With the Douro Valley fresh in my mind after #LTportugal, I’m feeling super nostalgic for our time spent in other beautiful wine regions around the world. Most recently– the Finger Lakes. If you can remember, I surprised Sean with a three-day trip to the southern Finger Lakes back in April for his birthday. We spent the first day blissfully exploring Corning, NY (aka eating and drinking our way through the charming little historic town), and on the second day, we drove a half-hour north to Hammondsport and Keuka Lake. The Y-shaped Keuka Lake is smack dab in the middle of the Finger Lakes’ wine country, with more than a dozen wineries and countless craft breweries…

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#LTeastcoast: a new new york

There were many reasons #LTeastcoast was a big deal for us. It was the first time we were reuniting since March, the first time we were heading up to Boston, and, weirdest of all: the first time in a long, long time we would both be in New York as non-residents. For the past few years, one or both of us have lived in Manhattan, and as annoying as it may sound… New York is just different when you live there. As a resident, you’re oddly protective of a city that can turn on you on any second, and though there are plenty of places to see and explore, you have your preferences all lined…

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sneak peek: #LTeastcoast

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already two cities down on our grand tour of the east coast. Today, we say goodbye to the Big Apple and head north to Beantown. How have we been spending our time so far? Eating and drinking, of course! Last night, the wino spent happy hour at Gallow Green in Chelsea and dinner at Toro, while the romantic took a stroll through Central Park and met friends uptown for dinner at Busters NYC. While we’ve spent the majority of our time visiting our old haunts and shoving our faces with American-ish food that the romantic and the hubs have missed so dearly during their time in France, this weekend we head…

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#LTeastcoast: philadelphia, new york city, & boston

Surrrrprise! After four months apart, the romantic and the wino are reunited and ready to cause havoc in the good ole U-S-of-A. Since we’re feeling super patriotic (we DO drink Budweiser, after all), what better way to celebrate the July 4th weekend than kick off a seven-day tour of the historic east coast? As you may have guessed, we’re hitting up some of our old favorites. But don’t despair, wanderlusters — we’ve added a brand new city into the mix as well. Check out our itinerary here, and be sure to follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as we make our way up the east coast. Part One: Philadelphia Where we’re staying // To kick off…

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foodie break: eating like a local around the globe

We admit it: we’re travel obsessed. If ACTUALLY traveling wasn’t enough to satisfy our never-ending wanderlust, we also spend a fair amount of time online reading about other people’s travel experiences. During a recent reading sesh, we found this article from Laura Bloom at Yahoo Travel about eating like a local in Costa Rica, which really resonated with us. From city to city, one thing that stays constant throughout all of our travels is our desire to experience the local culture through its food and drink. And though we normally steer clear of guided tours, in unfamiliar cities they just might be one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting an authentic local experience. In Laura’s…

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