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48 Hours in Miami Beach – Day 2

It’s been said that the Miami/South Beach culinary scene is on the brink of a cultural revolution – one that integrates the burgeoning urban farm phenomenon known as “farm-to-table,” the  authenticity of the city’s Cuban and Haitian cuisine, and the emergence of new cooking styles such as “Floribbean,” and “Nuevo Latin” that combine signature flavors and ingredients of surrounding […]

48 Hours in Miami Beach – Day 1

When the darkness and chill of winter descends on the north east coast, it’s usually time for these Contessas to seek out the warm sun and soft, sandy beaches. So at the first sign of snowfall (ok, it was more like the first time temps hit below 45 degrees) we logged onto Google Flights, packed […]

The Perfect Airbnb in Philly!

Visiting Philly soon and in search of the perfect place to stay? We’ve got you covered! We recently started utilizing an alternative lodging service when we travel to a new city – AirBNB! It’s the perfect platform for travelers to use when jetting on a budget. Not only is Airbnb easy on the wallet, but travelers get to experience the cities they visit just like […]

Our Top 3 Travel Hacks!

Recently, we’ve been asked a lot about what our best travel tips are so we decided to share them you! Below is a video of our top three TRAVEL HACKS! Please give the video a thumbs up if our tips were helpful and please comment below with some of YOUR best travel hacks! And don’t […]

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We’ve experienced the cultures of many different cities throughout our time as travel bloggers, but there’s one city in particular that officially stole our hearts – and for good reason. Philadelphia, with its seemingly scruffy and rugged exterior is, at it’s core, an extremely eccentric and charming city (and in our humble opinion, one of […]

STK Downtown Rooftop – NYC

Nestled just off the Hudson River within Manhattan’s bustling meatpacking district, sits a distinct yet classic foodie haven that towers over the shoppers, tourists, and native New Yorkers traveling the cobblestone streets below. No matter where you look – up, down, right or left – the immense beauty of The High Line may demand your […]

Charleston, SC

If you’re looking for a great family vacation this summer, you’ll want to check out Charleston, South Carolina. As the quintessential southern town that has no shortage of charm or beauty, it is at the top of our list of “must-see” U.S. destinations!  So sit back, relax, grab a glass a wine, and let us take […]

New Orleans: The Big Easy

No one is completely sure when or by whom the city of New Orleans, Louisiana was dubbed “The Big Easy”, but after our trip 6-day trip there, it is certainly easy for us to see why. New Orleans, or “NOLA” as most refer to it, is a mecca for foodies and adventurers alike. Let us […]

National Harbor – Ft. Washington, Maryland

Just outside of our nation’s capitol sits a magical place. A place that one can view from across the Potomac from the shores of Old Town Alexandria, yet a place that still seems so far away to us city-dwellers. To get there, you can’t take the Subway. Your options are to drive, to cab, or […]

Historic Annapolis, Maryland

“A small drinking town with a sailing problem.” That’s the perfect phrase used to describe the quaint yet bustling town of Annapolis, the State capital of Maryland. Annapolis, which is located midway up the Chesapeake Bay on the Severn River, is also home to the United States Naval Academy and hosts Annapolis Boat Shows – […]

Le Diplomate

Looking for a piece of Pair-ee close to home without hopping on a plane? Look no further than Le Diplomate – a classy and cozy café nestled in the heart of the up-and-coming Shaw neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Le Diplomate pays homage to French café culture and offers an extensive menu for brunch, lunch, dinner, and late […]

Breads Bakery

It had been a while since we smelled the amazing scent of freshly baked bread when we walked into Breads Bakery. If the smell of that alone wasn’t welcoming enough – we added a frothy cappuccino and some tasty handmade pastries. For a little while, we were able to forget about our long week and […]