Cape Town, South Africa: First Impressions

I’m on the road right now. If you’ve been following my Instagram or Facebook, you’ll see daily updates from Cape Town, South Africa. I’ve been hiding out in the southwestern tip of of Africa for the past week, living and working here. If I’ve learned anything so far, it’s that I can’t hope to begin…

Why I Love Buenos Aires More Each Time (And Why You Will Too)

When I started Marissa Makes Food, I wanted to explore two loves: food and travel, and how they overlap (food from travel, traveling for food). I’ve focused a lot on the food aspect, but I’ve really neglected the travel piece! Starting now, I’m going to focus on at least one travel-related post per month. And…

Glacier National Park (Part 3)

Welcome to part 3 of my photoessay on my national parks trip. We’ve already covered Yellowstone and sights of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, and now on to the third and final leg: Glacier National Park. This park is objectively gorgeous through and through. Snowcapped mountain peaks and breathtaking valleys, glacial lakes and waterfalls, and lots…

National Parks Journey (Part 2)

Stunning natural scenery. Quirky museums. And a landscape that looks more like the moon than planet Earth. These were some of the sights I saw on part 2 of my journey through the northern Rocky Mountains area. You may have caught part 1, which involved driving from Bozeman, MT to Yellowstone and three glorious days…

A Journey Through Yellowstone (Part 1)

I’ve been MIA for a few weeks, but it’s not out of neglect. Nope, I was lucky enough to go on an incredible road trip in the Rocky Mountains visiting some of the national parks in the area: Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Craters of the Moon, and Glacier. What an experience! I’ll be honest: Yellowstone wasn’t…

Perfect Day in NYC: Essex Market

Saturday was one of those days that was a perfect NYC day, one of those days where I really can’t believe that I live here and I appreciate everything. And trust me, there are plenty NYC days that suck with the crowds, the unpredictable weather, subway breakdowns, stressful apartment searches and job hunts, the terrors…

3 Days in Quebec City

Last week, I jetted off to Québec City on an impromptu vacation. Looking for a getaway within driving distance, my boyfriend and I decided to drive up to French-speaking Canada and spend three days. Québec City has a rich culture and heritage as well as a fantastic food scene. Thanks to all who followed the…

6 Ways to Eat Great in NYC

One of my absolute favorite things about New York is that you can eat food from around the world without ever leaving the five boroughs. Not just the typical Italian, Mexican, and Thai, but Burmese, Uzbek, Paraguayan and everything in between. In fact, there are entire blogs devoted to eating around the world from right…