[Recipe Series] Make Food Great Again: Pesce all’Acqua Pazza

I've never understood why some people think healthy food has to taste bad. Growing up as the daughter of an Italian we ate simple but delicious recipes. As an adult I learned nutritionists refer to this style of cooking as the Mediterranean diet. I didn't categorize what my family ate as 'healthy' until I got…

3 Unexpected Day Trips From Salerno, Italy

Located in Campania, Italy, the port city of Salerno is a popular hub for tourists making their way to Positano & Amalfi. While enchanting towns along the Amalfi coast are numerous, they’re often overcrowded and commercialized. Keep reading to learn how to travel like a local on your next vacation with these 3 unexpected day…

4 Life Lessons From The Café Gourmand

What is café gourmand? The word gourmand (linked to gourmet) literally translates to 'gluttonous' in French. However to the French, it's anything but. Gourmand refers to a person who appreciates great food – the American equivalent of a 'foodie.' Café gourmand is a dessert list staple in France. It includes a single espresso with a sampling of bite-sized desserts.…

Tradition Meets Trendy: 7 Things To Do Your First Time In Lisbon

 Tile facades of antique buildings shimmer in the sun. Mazes of ornate wrought iron terraces curl around hugging apartments. Up and down, up and down, pedestrians surf wave after wave of uneven cobblestone streets. A man clanging a bell outside of a bakery alerts locals that custard pastries are ready for devouring. Just as the…

Travel Like a Local: 4 Hidden Gems of the French Riviera

For many, the French Riviera conjures up images of mega yachts and celeb-studded film festivals. But locals don’t go to hot spots like St. Tropez or Cannes for vacation. So, just where exactly do they go? Keep reading to check out four hidden gems of the French Riviera that let you experience le joie de…