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Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

You’ll be hearing a lot more about Bucharest soon, trust me. The tourism industry in the capital of Romania is growing and before you know it, you will understand why it is often called “Paris of the East.” Its stunning architecture is a cornicopia of different styles and eras. Its food is satisfying and rich. And there is plenty of romantic plazas and gardens to rival the City of Love.

On the Urban AdventuresBohemian Bucharest tour, I got to really get a local sense of this ever-growing and vibrant city. We rode on the tram past some fascinating Communist buildings, visited abandoned mansions that are now young, hip bars, and explored a local market where we were the only ones who didn’t speak Romanian.


Category: Travel, Video

Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

After the beautiful island of Mallorca, I continued to stick by the water and explored the canals of Venice. If you’ve ever been to Venice, you know it is an absolutely breathtaking city but it’s also full of tourists. The streets and canals are lined with visitors and it seems like there are no locals in site. Do people actually live in Venice?

Sure enough they do and the way to get the real culture of the city is to go through the back alleys and hang out in bacari – traditional bars that serve small bites with wine. Those small bites are called cicchetti. And the Cicchetti & Wine tour with Urban Adventures is one of the best things you could do in Venice. You do get to explore the canals a bit (riding a traditional traghetto), learn about the traditions in Venice, and sample food and wine from five local bars.


Category: Travel, Video

Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

Some of you know that I had an incredible journey this summer making videos and documenting tours in Europe for Urban Adventures. I went to 14 different cities and had amazing experiences in each one. And now you get to see the videos I created on the tours I took. And the best part is  when you are traveling to one of these cities, you can take the experience for yourself.

First up is a one-of-a-kind experience on the majestic island of Mallorca. This Spanish island is usually known for beaches and nightclubs. But I got a true local experience with Damiá who took us away from the tourists into the fields of the town of Esporles. There we discovered some herbs and leaves to use in making the traditional Mallorcan liqueur hierbas. And we closed the evening with some wine and sausage at his beautiful home. No question when you watch this video, yoou’ll be ready to book your trip to Mallorca.

 


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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

I’ve been to Lisbon three times now. Really not sure how that happened. A few years ago, Portugal wasn’t even on my radar as a destination. Now it’s the place I’ve visited the most in Europe.

And I love it – it’s a beautiful city, with heartfelt people, and an amazing undiscovered culinary culture. Each time I visit, I drink lots of Vinho Verde, eat a ton of incredible seafood (I’ve visited the legendary Ramiro all three times), and consumed my weight in pastries. One thing I’ve never been able to do (but always wanted to) was explore the African and Indian cuisines available in Portugal.

Mozambique, Goa, and Angola are all former colonies of Portugal, so due to many immigrants in Lisbon, the food is pretty authentic (at least that’s what they tell me). All three of these cuisines are rather underepresented in New York so since I was here, I wanted to explore it.

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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

img_0681 I’m doing something I’ve never done before on this blog. And that’s because I just came back from an adventure that was unlike anything I’ve ever done before in my life. For six weeks of the summer, I was travelling around Europe meeting wonderful locals and eating amazing food. And I got paid for it!!

The real reason I was there was to make videos on some Urban Adventure tours. Stay tuned for 14 new episodes of Locals Know. But until then, to whet your appetite (and for me to re-live my incredible dream-come-true journey), I’ve decided to document the food I ate in each city.

So instead of picking just one dish of the week this week, I’m going to pick 14 – one for each city I visited.

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Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

Of all the tours I lead, the one I have been giving more often than the others is the Tenements Tales and Tastes tour for Urban Adventures. It makes sense that this would be the one that people would want to take on their first visit to New York. Everyone can relate.

The tour, just like this city, is the story of the immigrants that came through to make this country what it is today. That includes customs, languages, but also food. And it’s the food that takes the focus on the newest episode of Locals Know. My guide Joe walks us through the Lower East Side from old Dutch New Amsterdam through Chinatown and Little Italy and then we end in Kleindeutschland with a German pretzel and beer.


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