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

There are seven different businesses around Arthur Avenue in the Bronx that make their own mozzarella daily. That’s an insane number of places committed to quality cheese in a small block radius.

For those that don’t realize it, Arthur Avenue is the real Little Italy of New York – with more third generation owned businesses than any other neighborhood. This is the place to come for quality Italian sausage, cheese, sandwiches, and dinners. And it’s all ridiculously cheap.

At Urban Adventures, we just launched a new Arthur Avenue Food Tour (it’s run by a couple who grew up there and have strong connections to the neighborhood). I was fortunate enough to train on the tour so I can give it when they are out of town. And it might have been my favorite training for any tour ever.

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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.


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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.

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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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.

In New York, we have artsy and diverse neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Astoria, and the Lower East Side. They are incredible places. But I wish we had the colorful and food-centric enclave called Kensington Market. That one is in Toronto.

Since it’s adjacent to the city’s Chinatown, it makes sense that Toronto Urban Adventures hosts a tour of the two neighborhoods together – Kensington Market & Chinatown. It’s a great way to explore the awesome street art hidden down secret alleys, meet some of the locals who populate the bohemian area, and get a sense of which restaurants and food shops are the ones to visit.

Watch the newest episode of Locals Know to see what the tour is all about and then get more info about it by clicking here. Toronto is a very quick plane ride away and if you’ve never been or it’s been a while, you owe yourself at least a weekend away. It’s a really cool town!


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.

I just returned from an amazing trip to Peru. And while there, I had to meet up with the local branch of the tour company I work for, Urban Adventures.

Just like here in New York, the guides at Urban Adventures in the capital of Lima get you away from the touristy areas and into a local neighborhood. On the Lima Discovery Tour, you are able to have one-of-a-kind experiences like chatting with locals, exploring the vibrant markets, and sipping an iconic pisco sour in the hotel that created it.

Get a flavor of the tour in the video below and learn more about it here. Anyone planning a trip to Peru?


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