Two Strange Things to do in Marfa, TX, and One Famously Delicious

If you are Russian you can’t say the name Marfa out loud and not giggle. Marfa is an old-school Russian name that was popular years ago, but nowadays is only used to describe a country bumpkin or a person who’s done something stupid. The Russian name was reason number one to visit. Reason number two…

2 Days in Philadelphia: What to Do and Where to Eat

On the day I arrived to Philadelphia, the city was hit by a heat wave in the morning, by a horrible thunderstorm in the evening, and – a cherry on top of the cake – it was the first day of Democratic National Convention 2016. How is my timing? Despite the crowds overflowing the streets,…

Day Trip from Austin: Jacob’s Well and The Salt Lick BBQ

Combine the great outdoors with delicious food and you are bound to have an amazing day. Texas, no doubt, has an abundance of both gorgeous nature spots and delectable food. One of my favorite day trips from Austin is Jacob’s well in Wimberley, TX, followed by wine tasting and BBQ at The Salt Lick in…

Restaurants Near National Mall You Must Visit

The great thing about Washington D.C. is that most of its attractions are located inside National Mall – a spacious park in downtown – therefore, everything you need to see is within walking distance: Lincoln Memorial,  Washington Monument, US Capitol, the White House (check out this post to learn how to get inside the White…

6 Foods You Must Try in Austin, TX

Austin has way too much great food for a human being to experience in a lifetime. In the last 6 months, since I moved to the capital of Texas, I am trying to keep up with all the restaurants that pop up every month and I have to admit, I am failing miserably. The amount…

Guide to Boston’s Unique Sweets and Treats

Boston is not only a city of lobster roll and clam chowder it is also a city of unique sweets and treats from all over the world, including Italian cannoli, Mexican chocolate and French-inspired pastries. The problem with being a food and travel blogger is that there’s a limit to how much food, and particularly…

50 Shades of Maple: Sweets to Try in Canada

My first encounter with Canadian culture – as weird as it sounds – happened in Brazil where I shared an apartment with a guy from Canada. I remember how we discussed what food each of us, foreigners, missed most of all. Stephen was craving a French toast. Back in 2011 words “French toast” did sound…

Non-touristy Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Rule №1. When in a new town, ask locals for their favorite restaurants. I am not discovering America here: everybody knows that. But there’s also rule №2 that I hope I invented. Rule №2. When in a new tourist town, try ethnic food. When I say “tourist town” I am talking about small towns in…