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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a food tour of rome: or, that time i ate my weight in carbs.

Confession time: though baguettes & brie & pain au chocolat will always be near and dear to my heart… I really, really needed a break from French food. So much so that it was pretty much our main inspiration for hopping on a flight to Rome for  a weekend of carboloading. Due to our location precisely in the middle of nowhere, the hubs and I have been cooking more in our day-to-day than ever before. I’m not saying that this is a bad thing — it’s actually been really fun. But, like? Seamless, we really miss you. And pizza? Real, true blue pizza? We miss you more. As such, eating our way through Rome was…

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weekend warriors: there’s no place like rome

On my first visit to Rome, I didn’t get it. I didn’t feel the love. Florence & Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Venice: yep, got it. Italian dreams come true. But, Rome? It lacked  character. It lacked panache! It was just Rome. Ok, stop screaming. After a quick 3-day trip earlier this month, I have changed my stance. Rome, you have invaded and conquered my heart. (Get it? Empire jokes!) The hubs and I took an impromptu long weekend earlier this month thanks to some cheap airfare, arriving early on a Friday morning. Almost immediately, it was pretty easy to see where we went wrong on our first trip. Because it was our honeymoon, we had been all…

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