in a new york minute // an instagram guide to nyc

There’s no disputing it: social media — and Instagram in particular — is a blessing and a curse. We love it and we hate it and we love to love and hate it. While we could do without the spammy comments (“LoVe ThIs! Come follow me!”), follows from bots like @GetMoreFolowers558737, or, worst of all, the constant follows AND unfollows from engagement-starved bloggers, there’s still a lot to love. As travelers, Instagram is one of our top sources of wanderlust and inspiration. While Instagram is extra handy for researching new destinations, we’ve also recently found a new use. Lately, we’ve been pouring over photos from some of our favorite cities when we’re missing them most.…

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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 #LTeastcoast, 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…

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#LTeastcoast: philadelphia, new york city, & boston

Surrrrprise! After four months apart, we’re back! The romantic and the wino are reunited! Ready to cause havoc in the good ole U-S-of-A! Just in time for #LTeastcoast! We must admit: we’re feeling super patriotic. So what better way to celebrate July 4th than with 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 // For our two-day stint…

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