Eat, Drink, Travel & Learn

Eat, Drink, Travel & Learn

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Selfie of Allie Albanese wearing a pink tank top and her hair in a pony tail, standing at the top of the green Wither Hills in Blenheim, New Zealand with a bright blue sky and green hills and trees in the backgroundSelfie of Allie Albanese wearing a pink tank top and her hair in a pony tail, standing at the top of the green Wither Hills in Blenheim, New Zealand with a bright blue sky and green hills and trees in the background

Hi, I'm Allie!

Welcome to Parched Around the World, I’m so happy you’re here. I believe that at the heart of everything there's a story waiting to be told, and that's what Parched is all about! This is where I tell my own tales and encourage you to share yours, so join me here and together let’s eat, drink and travel the world to learn about the people, places and things that feed our minds, bodies and souls!  

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What I'm Loving Now

What I'm Loving Right Now

Cell phone stand for videography
Leather passport + vaccine holder
Etched crystal cocktail shaker
Digital luggage scale
True Cubes clear ice cube tray
Magnetic measuring spoons
Y Peeler
Fitness Rebounder
1-inch Silicone ice cube trays
Electric Juicer
Blue Diamond skillet with lid
Portable cell phone stand
4-piece silicone spatula set
Photography reflectors
Air fryer and dehydrator

Let's Get Parched!

Let's Get Parched!

Self portrait of Allie Albanese on the Brooklyn Bridge with the World Trade Center in the background
Self portrait of Allie Albanese on the Brooklyn Bridge with the World Trade Center in the background

Travel

September 12, 2021

NYC: It Was Love at First Sight

NYC: It Was Love at First Sight

I fell madly in love with NYC as a young girl, and it will always and forever be one of the loves of my life.

The top of One World Trade Center rising above a side wing of The Oculus in downtown NYC
The top of One World Trade Center rising above a side wing of The Oculus in downtown NYC

Learn

September 11, 2021

20 Years Later: Reflecting on 9/11

20 Years Later: Reflecting on 9/11

It's been 20 years since that fateful September day, but may the world never, ever forget.

Rear view of a guitar player all alone strumming his guitar under the Bethesda Arcade in Central Park, NYC
Rear view of a guitar player all alone strumming his guitar under the Bethesda Arcade in Central Park, NYC

Travel

September 7, 2021

A Stroll Through Central Park in NYC

A Stroll Through Central Park in NYC

A brief history of one of Central Park's most beautiful attractions and the musician making COVID a little bit more bearable for New Yorkers.

Looking up at skyscrapers along Billionaire’s Row in Manhattan with the Columbus Circle Globe in the foreground
Looking up at skyscrapers along Billionaire’s Row in Manhattan with the Columbus Circle Globe in the foreground

Travel

September 5, 2021

Billionaire’s Row and the Evolution of Manhattan’s Skyline

Billionaire’s Row and the Evolution of Manhattan’s Skyline

Now dubbed Billionaire’s Row, 57th Street in New York City houses the world’s tallest residential building in the world and some of the most expensive real estate on the planet.

Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park looking west towards Manhattan with the Brooklyn Bridge and Word Trade Center in the background
Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park looking west towards Manhattan with the Brooklyn Bridge and Word Trade Center in the background

Travel

September 1, 2021

The History Behind Jane's Carousel and How It Found Its Home in Brooklyn

The History Behind Jane's Carousel and How It Found Its Home in Brooklyn

Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River waterfront, Jane’s Carousel offers stunning views of downtown Manhattan with a bit of craftsmanship and history rolled into one.

An external view of Little Island, NYC’s newest public park located on the city’s West Side waterfront
An external view of Little Island, NYC’s newest public park located on the city’s West Side waterfront

Travel

August 29, 2021

Little Island New York: Everything You Need to Know About NYC's Newest Public Park

Little Island New York: Everything You Need to Know About NYC's Newest Public Park

Ticket info, hours, location, and more, here are all the details you need to plan a visit to Little Island NYC, the Big Apple’s newest public park located on the city’s West Side waterfront.

The view looking west across the Brooklyn Bridge with the World Trade Center in the background
The view looking west across the Brooklyn Bridge with the World Trade Center in the background

Travel

August 28, 2021

10 Fun Facts About NYC's Iconic Brooklyn Bridge

10 Fun Facts About NYC's Iconic Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge may be one of the Big Apple’s most famous landmarks, but these lesser known facts about this iconic bridge might surprise you!

The view looking west from Cherry Hill in New York's Central Park with pink flowers in the foreground and buildings and pond in the background
The view looking west from Cherry Hill in New York's Central Park with pink flowers in the foreground and buildings and pond in the background

Travel

August 26, 2021

Memories of Central Park in New York

Memories of Central Park in New York

From marathon training to romantic strolls with boyfriends to everything in between, Central Park in NYC holds many cherished memories for me.

The view of the “Fearless Girl” statue from behind as she looks up at the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan
The view of the “Fearless Girl” statue from behind as she looks up at the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan

Travel

August 24, 2021

Fearless Girl Statue: Where Is She Now and Why Is She Important?

Fearless Girl Statue: Where Is She Now and Why Is She Important?

Once situated face to face with NYC’s famous Charging Bull, the Fearless Girl statue moved to her new home in 2018, where her message about female empowerment and diversity continues.

The World Trade Center as viewed from the Gardens of Remembrance in The Battery, with pink and purple flowers in the foreground
The World Trade Center as viewed from the Gardens of Remembrance in The Battery, with pink and purple flowers in the foreground

Travel

August 21, 2021

The Battery NYC: What to See and Do in This Lower Manhattan Waterfront Park

The Battery NYC: What to See and Do in This Lower Manhattan Waterfront Park

From honoring the those who lost their lives on 9/11 to taking a ride on the SeaGlass Carousel to catching a glimpse of Lady Liberty herself, here is a list of everything to see and do when visiting The Battery in New York City.

A spray painted concrete flower box in front of the Oculus in NYC with writing that reads “Never Give Up”
A spray painted concrete flower box in front of the Oculus in NYC with writing that reads “Never Give Up”

Learn

August 20, 2021

A Message From the Universe

A Message From the Universe

When the going gets tough it’s tempting to throw in the towel, but the universe always seems to know just what we need to help us stay the course.

Self portrait of Allie Albanese sipping a glass of Champagne
Self portrait of Allie Albanese sipping a glass of Champagne

Travel

August 9, 2021

Home is Where the Heart Is: My First Trip Since COVID Turned the World Upside Down

Home is Where the Heart Is: My First Trip Since COVID Turned the World Upside Down

It’s been a year and a half since I last stepped on a plane, and the joy of traveling "home" to NYC is a feeling I never, ever want to forget.

A pink, Gin-based cocktail displayed in a vintage pink glass, garnished with a sprig of rosemary and sitting next to a white bowl of blueberries, some of which have spilled out of the bowl
A pink, Gin-based cocktail displayed in a vintage pink glass, garnished with a sprig of rosemary and sitting next to a white bowl of blueberries, some of which have spilled out of the bowl

Drink

July 2, 2021

Rosemary Blue

Rosemary Blue

Add some pizzazz to your 4th of July celebrations with this refreshing and festive red, white, and blue drink recipe that can be made as a mocktail for kids as well!

An orange sunset and wispy clouds over the Atlantic Ocean and Sydney Lanier Bridge in St. Simons Island, Georgia
An orange sunset and wispy clouds over the Atlantic Ocean and Sydney Lanier Bridge in St. Simons Island, Georgia

Learn

June 20, 2021

Parched Around The World: Summer 2021 Playlist

Parched Around The World: Summer 2021 Playlist

Representing 17 countries across the globe, a summer playlist curated by people around the world, connected through the power and beauty of music.

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