Boston on a Budget

Exploring a big city while on a budget is quite a challenge. Boston is no exception with tickets to Boston Ballet ranging from $35 to $135, a visit to observatory at $18 and a piece of the original Boston cream pie at $8.56. But, as in any big city, if you spend a little more…

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…

What the Bar From Good Will Hunting Looks Like in Real Life

I first watched Good Will Hunting in Russia, before I could even dream of visiting USA. I loved it. The second time happened only a few days back in my apartment in the heart of New England. I’ve been living in a little New Hampshire town, 40 minutes away from Boston, for over a year….

Behind The Scenes at MAST’ Boston: Making True Neapolitan Pizza

“So I got it right that you are Italian, Marco?” “I am Napoletano!” The start of my conversation with a proud Napoletano, a chef, a pizza lover and a co-owner of MAST’ restaurant in Boston is promising. I described my love to this restaurant and its pizza before. So when I got a chance to take a…

Why You Should Try Afternoon Tea at Boston Public Library

Afternoon tea is like a retreat for your body and soul: choose a beautiful venue with awe-inspiring interiors, take a close friend with whom you can share the most personal stories, and enjoy teeny-tiny sandwiches, petit fours, and gossip. There’s something very exciting about afternoon tea for me. First of all, sipping tea from fine…

The Best Pizza in Boston According to Italians

I went to Boston’s Little Italy. I tried pasta, pizza and cannoli. I was pretty sure I had the most authentic Italian food. Then I met my Italian friends who shook their heads in disappointment when I mentioned the name of the place. Turns out, the food I tried wasn’t so Italian after all. Here goes the “wah-wah-waaaaaaaah”…

Italian Neighborhood of Boston and Not-so-Italian Food

I didn’t have a chance to visit Italy… yet. So I am compensating for my non-existing experience of this country as best I can. Making pasta Bolognese at home, ordering aperol spritz wherever I manage to find it, and reading Eat, Pray, Love – the “eat” part is, obviously, my favorite. The closest I have…

Atrium on Merrimack Street, or the Hidden Gem Of Boston

Don’t we all love to find hidden gems in the city, keep it to ourselves and enjoy the privacy of our accidental discoveries? In a city where you live your whole life it happens organically: you know all the tiny streets and squares, every nook and corner. Then one day while wondering about familiar streets…

The Original Boston Cream Pie: History and Recipe

Let me start by saying that I had no idea there is such a thing as the official dessert of the state. Let me also further embarrass myself by saying it took me just a little over a year to try the official dessert of Massachusetts, although I live mere 50 miles away from Boston…

One Day in Portsmouth, or New Hampshire Can Be Fun Too!

Let me start by saying, that if you want people to pronounce a city’s name as Port-SMITH and not Ports-MOUTH, please, spell it that way. I don’t see any other reason behind this spelling but to confuse unsuspecting visitors and make fun of them when they mispronounce it time and again. This is my second…