food in tuscany


The richness of Italian cuisine lies in its diversity. Italy is a small country (less than half the size of Texas) but it has twenty distinct regions that each have their own cooking styles and customs.

While studying abroad in Florence, I fell in love with Tuscan cuisine. The flavors of Tuscany are strong and straightforward and are based on peasant traditions. The meals were created to be simple and inexpensive. Today it remains largely the same- but by choice instead of necessity.

Eating is one of the greatest joys of traveling in Italy so if you plan on visiting Tuscany soon, check out my recommendations for traditional foods to try during your visit!

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eating guide to the upper east side

The restaurants here in New York serve some of the best food in the world. With the vast number of restaurants I knew that I could not do the City’s food scene justice in one blog post so for this entry I am going to focus exclusively on those in my neighborhood, the Upper East Side. This is by no means an exhaustive list but these are the spots that Gregg and I find ourselves going back to again and again because the food is so incredibly good. So, here is my quintessential dining guide, but I’d love to hear about your Upper East Side favorites in the comments to discover a few new ones, so share away!

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city guide: boulder, co


Colorado is not all about weed. The legalization of marijuana has caused an increase in cannabis tourism, but Colorado has much more to offer. A favorite place of mine and one that has a special place in my heart is Boulder. I will admit that I’m biased as a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder (sko Buffs).

Located 30 miles northwest of Denver, Boulder is tucked into a valley below the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and offers access to outdoor adventure and a charming small-city atmosphere. And did I mention that there are 300 plus days of sunshine each year?

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