I had barely stepped foot in Wellington last August when I started to hear rumors about Toast Martinborough, New Zealand’s biggest food and wine festival. Pretty much every local I met raved about it, convincing me I had to experience it for myself this year. When that many people speak positively about something, you listen. [...]
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Everyone dreams about Tuscany, right? Or is it just me? While I’ve spent a lot of time traveling around Italy over the years, I always put off visiting Tuscany. Once I even canceled a trip there. Why? Because for me, and what I suspect for a lot of you, Tuscany represents the ultimate Italian experience. [...]
At the risk of sounding like a massive tool, I am going to start off this post with one of my favorite quotes about Italy, you know, because there are so many to chose from. “A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what [...]
“I am sure my sisters must all envy me. I only hope they may have half my good luck. They must all go to Brighton. That is the place to get husbands.” Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice I’m gonna let you guys in on a little secret; times have changed. Nowadays, Brighton is NOT the [...]
No matter how many times I travel to Italy, it continues to surprise me. Before people (Americans) travel to Italy, I feel like they have a very limited idea of what’s in store for them. Pizza, pasta, tall, dark and handsome Italian men in Armani riding vespas around leaning towers and Roman forums. You get [...]
Let me preface by saying that Istanbul is a food lover’s dream. Who would of thought? France, Spain, and Italy are what immediately pop into my head when asked where I’ve experienced the best food while traveling. Well, Turkey tops them all. What a bold statement, I know. Before boarding a red-eye flight to Istanbul [...]
My oh my, it’s been a while since I’ve written about my favorite region in Spain: La Rioja! Never heard of it? It’s ok, most people haven’t. By chance you have, it’s most likely from the red wine the region is world famous for or the the Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage that cuts across [...]
“I’ll have the banana breakfast smoothie and toast,” I smiled at the young guy behind the counter at a hole in the wall cafe in Dublin. Little did I know how much I would come to regret those words. I had been in Europe for 10 months, studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain and I was [...]
It’s been a while since I’ve highlighted a new Pincho of the Week on my blog! I love the pincho and tapa culture around Spain, especially when it comes to trying out new and often wild taste combinations. I try to always try something new and different, like kangaroo and avocado or pineapple and shrimp [...]
The other day my Spanish friends brought me to another classic pincho bar on the famous Laurel street in Logroño. Quite literally a hole in the wall, Bar Cid is easy to miss and I hungrily hop from my favorite champi mushroom pincho to my favorite brochette with goat cheese, Spanish ham and raspberry sauce. [...]
If Spain knows how to do one thing well, it’s sandwiches. There are so many types and varieties of sandwiches to be found in Spain, I can’t even begin to name them all. Bocadillos, bocata, un sandwich, montaditos and bocatitas are just to name a few. Spain keeps it simple when it comes to sandwiches, [...]
I first mentioned one of my new favorite pincho back in March when Logroño was named the 2012 Gastronomic Capital of Spain. They held a Semana del Pincho (Pincho Week) where all the bars in Logroño highlighted the best they had to offer, and it was when I first really started to check out calle [...]
Who is Young Adventuress?
Hi, I'm Liz, and I got my first taste for traveling and Spain when I was 16 years old. On my own, 9 years and 30 something countries later, my wanderlust has only grown and the list of countries I want to visit longer. I've been living in Spain for the past few years but now I am about to embark on a new journey across the globe. Follow my adventures as I wander, eat, and photograph my way around the world
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