Today I want to share with you a Miami staple–Cuban pastries! You can find a Spanish bakery on nearly every corner in South Florida. There’s nothing like starting your day with a cafecito and a baked good to remind you that you’re on vacation. What are Cuban Pastries Called? Each culture has its own version of baked puff pastries. It’s too good of an idea not to have caught on. Although I may be geographically biased because living in…

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16 years ago, a woman named Linda began Linda’s Dutch Pancakes and Pizzas in Palm Beach, Aruba. Today, her son Stefan continues her legacy, managing the business along with his brother in his mother’s memory. Not only will you find the best breakfast in Aruba at Linda’s, you’ll come across an atmosphere befitting of the island—friendly, easygoing, and consistent with Aruba’s trademark as one happy island. Located just minutes away from all the major hotels in…

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Florence has everything a tourist could possibly want–incredible music, a walkable city center, world-class art and a never-ending supply of delicious Italian food. Somehow, despite eating carbs constantly during my trip, I returned slimmer than when I left. It could be the 5th floor walk-up apartment. Lifts are few and far in between in the old city, but you enter through giant castle doors, so there’s a certain give and take. It could be because every…

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