Bitterballen, Breweries, and the Best Fries You’ve Ever Had

Amsterdam. At just the mention of this infamous city, images of the Red Light District and decriminalized marijuana come to mind. While these two stereotypical things are parts of the city, this capital of the Netherlands has much more to offer in the form of my favorite way to experience culture: FOOD. After being here…

Germany: Surfing, Beer and the Best Cheese You’ve Never Heard Of

Traveling to Germany last summer was one of the most fulfilling journeys I have ever taken. It was sandwiched between Florence and Prague on my “Great American College Backpacking Trip” and it completely took me by surprise. My fiancee and I both have roots in Bavaria, the southeastern state of Germany, so we decided to…

Calle Ocho: Latin Street Food At It’s Finest

I’ve always said that I wish I was born half Latino and half Italian, solely based on my love for their cuisine. While I was instead born into Polish and German families, I got to experience for an afternoon what it’s like to be Latino in all it’s glory. Calle Ocho- it’s the only street…

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Hope everyone is enjoying pinching strangers, eating bangers and mash, and drinking Guinness! In all honesty, I think us Americans, the majority of us not being Irish (although, believe it or not, I am a quarter!), tend to celebrate this holiday more than anyone else. I mean, any opportunity to consume copious amounts of alcohol…

The City of Love: Carb Love, That Is

There were two things I knew about Paris before I went: Mary-Kate and Ashley went there and met cute boys, and  Paris is “the city of love.” I thought I knew what that clichéd phrase meant, star-crossed lovers and such. But then I walked into my first boulangerie, or French bakery-now that is true love….