48 Hours in San Francisco, and the Amazing Craziness That Is the Bay to Breakers “Footrace”

48 Hours in San Francisco, and the Amazing Craziness That Is the Bay to Breakers “Footrace”

“We’re all wearing spandex unitards, should I buy you one? Oh and we’re getting up at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday to go to a party.” When my sister was rattling off plans for the weekend I had planned to come visit her in her new home city of San Francisco, I was more than a little confused. I’m sorry but did you say unitard? 6 a.m. wake up time? Two things that don’t strike me as ingredients for a good time. Little did I know that I’d picked the best weekend of the year to visit: the weekend of Bay to Breakers, San Francisco’s famous annual footrace. Continue Reading…

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The Next Chapter: Goodbye NYC, Hello Boston!

The Next Chapter: Goodbye NYC, Hello Boston!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have noticed that a few months ago I left New York City and moved to Boston. This post is long overdue and it’s honestly been such a whirlwind that I haven’t had time to put thought into what I wanted to write. I considered something along the lines of how hard it was to say goodbye to New York or the love-hate relationship I had with the city, but honestly so many other bloggers have said it before (including, very recently, one of my favorite fashion bloggers Bows & Sequins – she summed up my feelings pretty well!). I don’t think anyone needs to read my likely less eloquent version, so I’m simply going to reminisce about the ridiculous slash hilarious crap I put up with in order to live in the Big Apple in the first place. The likes of which I would *never* put up with nowadays! Continue Reading…

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72 Hours in Bologna: Reasons to Visit (Besides Eating)

72 Hours in Bologna: Reasons to Visit (Besides Eating)

As you can guess by the title, the majority of my time in Bologna was spent eating. I wrote about everything I ate in this post: 72 Hours in Bologna: First We Feast; and this post: Behind the Scenes with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma. It was all delicious. But Bologna isn’t all about the food. OK, it’s like 75 percent about the food. But it’s also a really cool, ancient Italian city with plenty of history, culture and sights to warrant a trip even if you’re not that hungry. Just don’t come on a full stomach, trust me! Here are 5 reasons a trip to Bologna should be on your Italy itinerary. Continue Reading…

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How 48 Hours in Rome Saved Me From Study Abroad Regret

How 48 Hours in Rome Saved Me From Study Abroad Regret

I never studied abroad in college. Mainly it was because I spent a semester in New York City doing an unpaid internship, which cost and arm and a leg, leaving few pennies for months of frolicking around Europe. I also assumed that one day I’d live in another country slash be an international millionaire by age 30 (I’m a glass half full kinda girl, OK?). Since that scenario hasn’t panned out yet, I’ve always mildly regretted that I didn’t study abroad, especially because one of my life goals is to become fluent in another language. Fortunately, spending a few days visiting my cousin and her study abroad program in Rome this March made me realize that I didn’t need to linger on my decision to stick with the USA during college. Continue Reading…

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Ham & Cheese, Please! Behind the Scenes with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma in Emilia-Romagna

Ham & Cheese, Please! Behind the Scenes with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma in Emilia-Romagna

When I published my last post about eating my way through 72 hours in Bologna, I mentioned that there were plenty of things to do in the city beyond dining. While that’s true, let’s face it: Bologna is the gastronomic capital of Italy, so spending an entire weekend stuffing your face is perfectly acceptable. But if you’re interested in the history behind the Emilia-Romagna region’s culinary traditions and the hard work it takes to produce some of the most popular Italian food ingredients, a Parma Golosa food tour is the best way to do just that. Continue Reading…

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  Hi! I'm Anna. I recently moved back to my home city of Boston after 4 years in NYC. I'm traveling the world on weekends and my blog is filled with stories from my 36, 48 and 72-hour adventures. I'm on a mission to prove that you don't need to quit your 9-to-5 to lead an exciting and travel-filled life!
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