I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Travel and food go hand in hand! Every destination has it’s staple, go-to dish, delicacy, dessert, snack and/or drink, and not trying whatever that is, is a disservice to your travels. While the list in Europe of typical dishes could go on and on, I’ve narrowed it down to a few notable favorites. Here are 18 foods you can’t leave Europe without trying!
I originally titled this post “My Worst Day Abroad.” In retrospect, if it was my worst day abroad, it wasn’t really that bad. That’s probably a good thing considering all the things that can go wrong when you’re in a foreign country by yourself. One thing holds true though, this was my most embarrassing day to date. Stick with me — I have to lay it all out to explain why.
It was my last night in Brussels, where I had met up with a couple of my college friends. We only had three days to catch up and explore the city, so naturally we stayed out until the wee hours of the morning — 3am to be exact, when I had a flight to Barcelona at 7am. Sleep is for the weak, right?
I left my clothes for the morning folded over my suitcase and went to bed for two hours. When I woke up, headache raging from the drinks I’d had just a few hours prior, I ran to the hostel bathroom to brush my teeth and came back to my 12-person dorm to get dressed. Not turning on any lights, I wiggled into my jeans and sweater. I poked my friend in the top bunk for a final goodbye and was out the door.
A full-time job makes it harder to travel… but not impossible! I’m lucky enough to work for a place that offers more vacation days than is typical of an American company. However, I have friends that aren’t so lucky. If you’re among the two-week vacationers of the world, or just plain swamped with responsibilities, here are 10 tips to help you be a better and more efficient weekend traveler. Ignite your inner weekend warrior!
I visited New York City on a work trip for two weeks in the summer. I wasn’t really keeping track, but I probably spent about 70% of my time outside of work stuffing my face. It’s hard not to!! There are so many good restaurants in New York. I’m proud to say I was able to try most of my NYC gastro-bucket list, and now I’m here to share my favorites with you. Without further ado, check out these eight New York City restaurants you won’t want to miss on your next visit to the Big Apple! Have you eaten at any of these yet?
This past December I had the pleasure of dropping by Charleston, South Carolina for a short 24 hours while road tripping to Tennessee. It was a bit out of the way, but completely worth it. (It’s one of my favorite places in the whole country!)
Here’s how to spend 24 hours in Charleston, South Carolina!