A Love Letter to Paris: the Everyday Luxury of Pastry

Pastry in Paris is more than just a food. It's a way of life.

In food-loving Paris, it’s a playground for pastry. I may have come to Paris twelve years ago as a dedicated student of linguistics and French literature but I quickly learned I’d need to learn another language entirely to fully immerse myself in the culture—the language of pastry.  And it was by focusing my attention on […]

A Love Letter to Rome, My Home

This touching love letter to Rome, written by a local, will make you want to book a trip to the Eternal City ASAP.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Rome Traveling, experiencing the world, understanding different cultures—they’re some of the most beautiful things in life. But the thrill of traveling always seems to overshadow the less acknowledged beauty of going home. After growing up and living in seven […]

A Love Letter to Rome: Testaccio Market

One of our favorite spots in this Rome market guide is Testaccio.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Rome. I have lived in Rome for nearly nine years, but I still feel like a kid in a candy store when I step into Testaccio Market. The market is honestly one of the reasons I moved to this […]

A Love Letter to Cucina Romana

Purple artichokes from the Roman countryside are a springtime treat.

  I have a standard quip with those who come to visit me in Rome: When you’re hungry, there’s nothing quite like Roman food to satisfy that hunger. When you’re full, there’s nothing you’d less like to eat than Roman food. Cucina Romana isn’t for everyone. It’s full of bold, unusual flavors like sheep’s-milk pecorino and […]

A Love Letter to Breakfast on Three Kings Day

This post is part of our Love Letter series, first-person accounts of what we love about Seville. I’d like to tell you about my favorite meal in the entire year. That’s #1 out of 1,095 (if we’re going with a solid 3 meals a day, which as a born-and-raised Midwesterner, I am). But to let you into […]

A Love Letter to Lisbon: Miradouros

Miradouro das Portas do Sol is one of the best Lisbon miradouros overlooking the historic neighborhood of Alfama.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. Photo Credit: cityodes, Text Overlay: Devour Lisbon Food Tours You can whine about the hills in Lisbon, but the splendid views above them are worth every climb. When someone asks me what’s my favorite thing about this city, I have to say […]

A Love Letter to Lisbon: City of the Sea

A love letter to Lisbon, city of the sea, where the Praça do Comércio (pictured) sits right at sea level.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. In Lisbon, the sea suffuses every aspect of local life—especially when it comes to cuisine.  When I first caught sight of Lisbon, I could barely keep my eyes open. I was fresh off an overnight transatlantic flight, and […]

A Love Letter to Lisbon: Graça Neighborhood

Looking for a nice viewpoint in Lisbon? The Miradouro Senhora do Monte in Graça has one of the best views in town!

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. Photo Credit: cityodes, Text Overlay: Devour Lisbon Food Tours Coming from the seaside town of Cascais, Lisbon felt like a foreign land at times. I never even heard of Graça before I moved here and it would have probably […]