All posts tagged: the local lowdown

The Local Lowdown | Alanna on Brooklyn + NYC

 Alanna, 31, was born and raised in Yorktown – a city just one hour north of the famous NYC. Athough now a resident of Madrid, Spain – Alanna called Brooklyn home for nearly 10 years and she’s here to share her top 10 (+ one extra) favorite, off the beaten path places to visit in Brooklyn and NYC. And when visiting the big apple, Alanna wants us all to know this: “. . . that we New Yorkers have an undeserved reputation for being unfriendly. On the contrary, most true New Yorkers I know are some of the kindest, most open, generous people I have encountered in my life. The difference is that New Yorkers value time more than anything else. Time does not necessarily equal money, but in a city where everything and everyone moves a million miles per minute, time is precious. We don’t have the time to spend on incompetence, fakeness, or arrogance – and we will let you know it with our attitude and our actions. However, we are always available to help someone in need, give friendly …

Native of the North Guest Bloggers

Hello beautiful people! I’m looking for Guest Bloggers to add + share their wisdom with the world of travellers. I have two sections, 48 Hours In + The Local Lowdown which are in need of some new additions. 48 Hours In focuses on two days not-to-miss activities, places to eat and see. So far, I’ve written all my 48 Hours In pieces based on personal experience, local knowledge, and some research. However, with time constraints and extra projects on hand – I haven’t had time to add more. Which is why I’m asking for your help! The Local Lowdown is a series which focuses on locals and their Top 10 Favorite places in a city they once called home or currently do. Favorite things can include: favorite bars, parks, museums, or your friend’s moms homecooked chicken dinner. Everything goes! For anybody interested in adding their expert knowledge, please contact me via my Facebook page! Give a like and send a message. I’ll get back to you all as soon as possible!

The Local Lowdown | Javier on Donostia

A 13 year resident to Donostia-San Sebastian and strong believer in the tradition of Vermouth , Javier Zuñiga – a fashion consultant based in Madrid –  shares his Sunday afternoon bar route along with restaurants to peak the interest of any foodie from the neighborhoods of Antiguo to Egia and everywhere in between. Javier’s bar tour of Donostia-San Sebastian — 1. Borda Berri Calle Fermin Calbeton, 12 (Old Town) Better known for their carrillera (beef cheek) or oreja (pig ear), this gem of a bar has a full menu of fantastically delicious food. Don’t miss out on the queso de cabra (goat cheese), risotto de idiazabel  (Idiazabel risotto), pulp (octopus) or kebab! Javier recommends callos de bacalo (cod tripe). 2. Bar Etxeberria Calle Iñigo, 8  (Old Town) Part of the “Vermut o muerte” (vermouth or die) club bar tour, this is a place that serves prepared Vermouth amongst an ecletic array of Czech and Holland brewed beers. Also ask for the mini bocadillos and greet the owner as “elegante” to get on his good side. photo by: 3. Bar Nestor Calle Pescaderia, 11 (Old Town) Eat: Ensalada …

The Local Lowdown

Welcome to my latest project | The Local Lowdown.  With the success of my 48 Hours In project, I’ve decided to expand my outlook. I want to write about places I haven’t been yet (or don’t know soo well), but would LOVE to visit. I will interview locals from each of my desired travel destinations, give a little background information about my special guests and also a list of their favorite hotspots in their stomping grounds. If any of you would like to be interviewed for a specific place, please leave a comment and we’ll be in touch! Check me out on Facebook where I’ll post the latest updates every Wednesday.