Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in Kraków

We spent our 4-day Easter weekend (thanks Europe!) exploring a little slice of Poland—road tripping from Berlin to Kraków and back again with Heidi in tow. Unfortunately, the weather decided not to work with us, and our time in Poland was largely gloomy and rainy. On the plus side, that gave us ample excuse to…

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The Lazy German Breakfast

Everyone’s favorite stereotype about the Germans is how efficient they’re supposed to be. But if there’s one area of life that I’ve noticed Germany is happy to slow down and enjoy, it’s breakfast. The most common breakfast centers around brötchen, or “cute breads”. When I met Germans in the US, the first thing they always complained…

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Hamburg Travel Guide

This beautiful northern German port city is nearly running over with old-school charm and picturesque romance (with a few raunchy winks to boot!). And with the opening of its new philharmonic hall, Hamburg launched itself into the cultural consciousness, being swiftly named to both NatGeo’s and the New York Times’ lists of Places to Visit…

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Champagne in Photos

The first time I lived in Europe (I know, kick me) was nine years ago, in 2009, to study abroad in the Netherlands. Ask any American college student studying abroad, and we’ll tell you—one of the best parts of it is being able to legally drink. I was a bit of a late bloomer when…

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A Cape Town Date Night

Imagine. You’re sitting in a patch of sunlight in a garden of almost Biblical beauty. A small stream runs alongside you. The bricks beneath your feet are warm from the heat of the day, but the glass of white wine in your hand is cool. A duck and her ducklings—their soft baby down fuzzing them…

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Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in Cape Town

“Is that…raw chicken? On the windshield?” We peered closer. It was the first day of 2018, we’d just come downstairs in search of breakfast and the beach, and it was, indeed, a piece of raw chicken wing between the windshield and the wiper. “Must have been one hell of a weird and wild party,” we…

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Eating Like an American in Germany

“Tacos.” “Cheez-its.” “Corn on the cob.” “You know what I can’t find here? Pumpkin!” “You looking for pumpkin? I got. You want?” So went a recent conversation with my Ami* amie, Britt. Sharing a post-inauguration drink to drown our sorrows, we were resigned to staying in Germany, but bemoaning four years without our American food…

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Happy Bellies: A Weekend in Portland (Pt II.)

  I already covered a bit of the Portland beer scene (check it out here), so this post is about the second thing making our bellies happy—food! In terms of food—well, to be frank, we love eating, but we’re not necessarily true foodies. We don’t go out of our way to nosh on the latest…

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Happy Bellies: A Weekend in Portland (Pt I.)

  It was hard to say what we more excited for as we belted ourselves into our flight to Portland. Was it beer? Was it food? Was it getting out of town for the weekend—being on another flight? Whatever it was, it brought a flush to our cheeks and hammer to our hearts…or maybe it…

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Asheville, NC: Toasting Five Favorite Bars

We recently headed to Asheville, N.C. to visit the Biltmore Estate and celebrate David’s graduation from law school. We’ve long had a bucket list of Southern cities we need to check out, and Asheville’s been on it since the first year we lived here. Everyone hyped up its casual, laid-back vibe and the excellent beer…

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