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Brunch and Cake, Barcelona – Two of our Favorite Things

Brunch and Cake – two of our favorite things. They had us from the moment we heard the name. Then we saw the place and we were smitten. Brunch is Jess’s favorite meal of the week. If she had a choice we’d be brunching every day. To her, it’s not about bottomless mimosas or bloody marys...

Eating tapas and drinking with the locals at Bar Jai-Ca

It’s easy to fall for Barcelona’s tourist traps but if you dig a little deeper you can find the genuine places the locals drink… Like Bar Ja-Cai Step away from Barri Gotic and La Rambla, stroll in the direction of the water and the demographics change. Backpacker hostels, weed shops...

Tapas and cocktails with a view at Ocana, Barcelona

Famed for its tapas, cocktails and oh-so-perfect setting, Ocana is the perfect initiation into casual Spanish dining. The late afternoon sun is beating down on us as we make our way through narrow canyon like alleyway of the passage de la Paz. Above, ornate arches and mosaic bridges join...

Foodies will love Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona

Reputedly one of the world’s great markets, expect divine fresh food, new tastes and ridiculously large amounts of people.  Like a giant vacuum, Mercat de la Boqueria’s one-hundred-plus-year-old pavilions suck crowds of people off La Rambla and into its covered, wrought iron darkness. The...

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter arrives on New York’s Broadway Harry Potter on Broadway, Harry Potter and the Marathon Five Hour Session, Harry Potter With a Crippling Hangover, these were all potentially fitting names as we hit the box office to pick up our tickets that we won in Today Tix’ Friday 40...

Flying by the seat of your pants on budget airlines

A cheapskate’s survival guide to budget airlines WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Cheap flights are awesome. They have unlocked the world to travelers on a budget. Sure, that means there’s the occasional riff-raff, awkward body odors and out of control kids that may be dissuaded by...

Yankee Stadium, The Bronx

Peanuts, crackerjacks, hotdogs and organ flourishes, the age old spirit of a day at the baseball still runs strong through the ‘new’ Yankee Stadium. Our first Major League Baseball Experience was one we’ll never forget. It was the first week of September 2009, just a few weeks before the...