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Blogger Ali Martin | Mexico City Street Food

Ali’s Guide To Mexico City

All of my best tips for where to eat, visit and stay in Mexico City (CDMX). Everyone has their favorite places in the world to visit, and Mexico City is hands-down one of mine. I absolutely love this city. ♡♡♡ I love its eclectic, colorful, friendly vibe.  I love its...

Day In The Life

A photo journal of my day yesterday here in Barcelona. ♡  (This post includes affiliate links.) 6:45am: Too early!  Try as I may, I’ve never succeeded in turning into a natural morning person… 6:55am: …but this definitely helps. ♡  Iced pour-over, my absolute fave. 7:00am: Still at it with my early (online) Spanish...

Day In The Life

Hey friends! ♡ I thought I would try something new today and move my little “Day In The Life” series from Instagram over to the blog for a change.  I always love a good peek into someone else’s everyday life.  So for anyone interested, here’s a little snapshot — ha,...

Amalfi Coast Travel Guide

Week on the Amalfi Coast

A quick recap of our five days on the Amalfi Coast, including all of our best travel tips for where to eat, stay and visit. Somebody pinch me — how is this our life right now?! ♡ A few weeks ago, Barclay and I realized that we had one free weekend...

Stockholm

Ask Ali: Travel

As is clearly no secret by now, I absolutely love to travel. ♡ I love the fun and adventure and magic of it all.  I love how it gets me out of comfort zones I didn’t even know I had.  I love getting to meet new people from new places,...

Ask Ali: Entertaining

Hey guys!  I’m back with this month’s Q&A, and I’ve totally been looking forward to it because today we are chatting about one of my favorite things on earth… …entertaining. ♡ Now of course, I am by noooo means any kind of entertaining expert.  Martha Stewart would most certainly flip if she...

10 Things That Have Surprised Me About Marriage

10 Things That Have Surprised Me About Marriage

A year and a half ago, this handsome fox and I tied the knot. And, as everyone had promised, that magical day really was just the starting line for bigger adventures to come. It feels crazy, really, looking back on all that has happened in that short amount of time. ...

Lisbon Portugal

Weekend In Lisbon

All of our best travel tips for where to eat, stay and visit in Lisbon, Portugal. Well, I think this officially wins the award as the latest trip recap I’ve ever posted.  (My apologies to those of you who keep asking for our travel recs!)  But this week, I...

Ask Ali: Life Behind The Scenes

Ask Ali: Life Behind The Scenes

New series alert! When I asked in our reader survey last month what you would like to see on the blog in 2019, there was one request that you all kept writing in — more behind-the-scenes stuff.  Also more quick/easy/healthy dinner recipes, but hey, those were already on the agenda!...

Currently | Gimme Some Oven

Currently

Gosh, it’s amazing what a difference a year can make. Last year at this time, we were less than two months into our move to Barcelona, and literally everything around us was new.  From exploring the endless streets of magical Christmas lights here in Barcelona, to discovering all of the traditional and super-quirky items to be...

What to expect on a Viking ocean cruise

What To Expect On A Viking Ocean Cruise

Lots and lots of details about our recent experience sailing on a Viking Ocean Cruise! Alright guys, cozy up.  (Long post alert!)  Today I’m finally sharing all about our recent sail through the Baltic Sea with Viking Ocean Cruises! As I mentioned in my post about spending three days beforehand in Stockholm, this trip...

Ali and Barclay in Barcelona, Spain | Gimme Some Oven

Currently

Happy Friday, everyone!  ♡ I hope that today finds you warm and well, wherever in the world life may find you.  It’s still a balmy 74 degrees today here in Barcelona, which makes this summer-loving heart of mine exceedingly happy.  We have our French doors flung wide open, and are planning to...