Italian Cooking in Rome

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”

A Day in New York City [Part 3]

Welcome to the final installment of our ‘Day in New York City’ series! Last year, I finally made it to the Big Apple for a three-day weekend (courtesy of a work trip, extended). I’ve recapped the first couple days of the trip here and here. Now, how we spent our final day in New York City!

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A Day in New York City [Part 2]

After a day full of seeing some of the main sights in NYC (read part one), on day two we were ready to take a more casual approach to exploring. We meandered through different parks and neighborhoods, stopping to eat along the way (of course) and ended the night at a speakeasy! Read on for the details.

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A Day in New York City [Part 1]

Last year around this time, I took my first trip to NYC. Living abroad, everyone I met seemed enamored with the Big Apple and someday visiting the iconic city. I realized, then, that I’d seen more of Europe than the states and have been actively working to balance the scales. So, when the opportunity to visit New York City came up through work I was thrilled for the opportunity. We decided to tack on a weekend to explore the city and over the next few weeks, I’ll share our experience in this ‘A Day in New York City’ series. Enjoy!  Read more “A Day in New York City [Part 1]”

7 No-Brainer Things to Do in Seattle

Last year, I finally made my way to the Pacific Northwest to explore a new part of the U.S. As a first-timer, I relied on recommendations from friends and online reviews to build an itinerary of things to do in Seattle. In only a couple days, you can see and do quite a bit. Is a trip to Seattle in your future? Add these stops to your itinerary: Read more “7 No-Brainer Things to Do in Seattle”