NFT Travel Guides: Vintage and Pitas

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Are you one of those travelers that likes to get off the beaten path? Go where the locals go, dine where they dine, shop where they shop? Me, too. 

One of our Travel Guide Partners, Not for Tourists, has several unique offerings on their site this week....


Feast on This, by Molly Riordan

Feast of San Gennaro

Yes, the feast day honoring San Gennaro has come and gone from Little Italy, but on Monday morning the holy evidence of grease-stained paper plates strewn like rose petals at his altar still remained. So ended the 81st celebration of the patron saint of Naples, beheaded somewhere around 300 AD.


Not To Be Confused With Craig Nelson, by Rob Tallia

Nelson Blue

Any time I start going to the same restaurant more than once every month, I know that it's been put in my personal pantheon of New York restaurants that don't suck. Such is the case with Nelson Blue on Peck Slip.


Raiments to Rave to the Heavens About, by Rebecca Katherine Hirsch

Fox & Fawn

Firstly, this is the best vintage store in the LES. My hips (arms and legs) don't lie. Secondly, the information the Internet is feeding me regarding this store is altogether bedevilling.


It Could Be Worse, by Craig Nelson

The Irish Hunger Memorial

With the financial foundation of Wall Street crumbling one mile away, we can feel the aftershocks here at the NFT office in Chinatown. Literally. Or maybe that's just the construction next door. Anyway, in these difficult times we all need a place to escape and contemplate our existence as human beings stuck on the capitalist treadmill. What better place to reflect than a memorial that recognizes life could be worse--The Irish Hunger Memorial.


A Pita By Any Other Name, by Molly Riordan

Jerusalem Pita House

I don't know what most people call it, but we call it by the name on the sign: "Pita Hot." Yes, it's grammatically confusing, but when one of the kings of falafel who run the shop offers you a free sampling of hummus-dipped pita hot off the panini-press, it all makes sense. Not just hot: hawt. As in damn-delicious and mighty fine.



Check out their website - they have free downloadable guides, maps, gear, and of course, the travel guide books. Not to mention, they are pretty funny people. I am always laughing when I visit their site, or read their newsletter.

Not For Tourists has offered a coupon for Wandering Educators - please use the coupon code: WE for a 10% discount.


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