What do you do when you get the itch to travel, but can’t immediately act on it? I’m lucky enough to be taking trips every few months, but with wedding planning and saving our next big trip won’t be until our honeymoon.
When I start to feel that familiar itch, I make an extra effort to explore Chicago. Or, I turn to food. Not in an emotional disaster kind of way, but with exploration as my aim.
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If you know us at all by now, you know that food is a huge part of how we experience the world. From taking cooking classes or joining food tours abroad to exploring restaurants in our own backyard, both Imtiaz and I are curious foodies.
One of the things I personally miss most from my year living in Europe is frequently trying foods from different countries. When I moved back home, I thought fondly of the foods that had become my favorites and was sad to learn how hard they could be to find stateside. Can you relate?
On a hot Italian day, we awoke with anticipation for the experience ahead. Having spent a solid week eating our way through some of the most delicious carbs we’d ever encountered, this was the day we’d learn to cook up our own. In all of my trips to Italy, I’d never once participated in an Italian cooking class, which seems absurd to me now. If you ask either of us, we’ll be quick to tell you that the LivItaly cooking course we took in Rome was the highlight of our two weeks abroad. Read more “Italian Cooking in Rome”
If you’ve kept up with my travels in any way, you may have noticed a pattern. While I visited many different destinations during my year living abroad, there are several cities I’ve frequented more religiously over the years. It’s tempting, for sure, to visit new places. There’s SO much I want to see. Yet, inevitably, I find myself repeatedly booking flights to cities I’m already quite familiar with. Read more “Why You Should Visit A Destination More Than Once”