Marisa Ross
I'm a die-hard foodie, photography junkie, and spirited wanderluster. I'm a girl from the Land of Oranges looking to take a bite out of the Big Apple, but until then, you can find me near the SoFlo shores or on the streets of Spain.
Latest Articles

11 Facts You Didn't Know About Thanksgiving

There are certain Thanksgiving facts that I know to be true — like for instance, how every November, I look forward to filling myself with Aunt Betty's 25-pound turkey smothered in the most scrumptious cranberry sauce mankind could ever hope to consu…
By Marisa Ross

17 Fall Comfort Foods You Have To Make This Season

With football season in full force, crisp leaves starting to litter the ground, and holiday favorites like Halloween and Thanksgiving just around the corner, this time of year can only mean one thing. It is time to put on your kitchen apron and loose…
By Marisa Ross

The Coolest Halloween Traditions Around The World

Regardless of whether you're a kid or an adult, it's pretty much an undeniable fact that Halloween is hands-down the best holiday ever. Sure, in more recent years, I may have traded in my pink Power Ranger costume for cat ears, trick-or-treating for …
By Marisa Ross

What REALLY Happens At Oktoberfest

Every year, more than six million people clad in tight-fitted bodices and H-shaped suspenders visit Munich for the beer-drinking debauchery known as Oktoberfest. This year, I was lucky enough to find out for myself just exactly what happens at Oktobe…
By Marisa Ross

7 Gross Things You'll Find In Every Dorm Bathroom

Hold your nose, grab your rubber flip flops, and proceed with caution. If you dare pass through the grimy gates of a communal restroom, I salute your bravery. There is some seriously gross stuff you will find in every dorm bathroom, and if you have a…
By Marisa Ross

The Best Cheeses To Use For Next-Level Burgers

The foundation of any good burger is, of course, the patty itself, but whether you like your slab of meat completely well done, or so rare it's still mooing, a boring ol' burger becomes gourmet when you dress it with the right accessories. A slice of…
By Marisa Ross

8 Signs You're Ready For Fall To Just Get Here

Up until I was 18 years old, if you asked me what my favorite season was, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to tell you it was summer. Hello, that's when school was out, so obviously it felt like the most glorious time to be alive. But now that I'm ol…
By Marisa Ross

12 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Last Beach Day

The end of the warm season is near, and Lana Del Rey isn't the only one who will be experiencing "Summertime Sadness." But instead of wallowing in self-pity thinking about how much you'll miss your lazy mornings spent binging on Friends marathons or …
By Marisa Ross

If Disney Princesses Drank Cocktails...

If there is one thing the Internet is good at, it's reimagining Disney princesses into a bunch of hypothetical scenarios, from what high school cliques they would fit into, to what they'd look like in different cultures, to what it would be like if t…
By Marisa Ross

Starbucks Just Released Two New Frappuccinos!

I have some good news for all you Starbucks lovers out there, and it comes in the form of fruity, blended beverages. Now through Labor Day, Starbucks is releasing two new summer Frappuccinos to help you make the most of these final, warm-weather days…
By Marisa Ross

12 Quotes To Celebrate National Dog Day

If people possessed the same qualities as dogs, the world would be a better place, and life would be as golden as a retriever's majestic fur glistening in the sun. As these quotes about dogs spoken throughout the years show, our loyal, trusty, four-l…
By Marisa Ross

The Best And Worst States For Women's Equality

Aug. 26 may be recognized as Women's Equality Day, but a recent survey detailing disparities between gender gaps in the United States shows that "equality" is still a pretty far reach across most of the country. Personal finance website WalletHub con…
By Marisa Ross

What To Expect During Welcome Week At UF

There is nothing quite like going to school at the University of Florida — the pristine, red brick buildings with Century Tower basking in all its glory, the quirky UF squirrels nestled in the willow trees, and the electric spirit that exudes through…
By Marisa Ross

10 Stages Of Waiting For The PSL To Arrive

The best things in life are often worth the wait, and that especially applies to Starbucks' pumpkin spice latte. The only thing that can fill the PSL void in your life is the warm, tender comfort of everyone's favorite spiced Starbucks beverage — no …
By Marisa Ross

Would You Ever Swim With Monster Crocs?

Unless you spend a lot of time playing Jumanji, tackling a crocodile is probably one of the last things you'd want to do — and you definitely don't want a croc encounter to literally be the last thing you ever do. In the latest episode of Yahoo Trave…
By Marisa Ross

You've Never Seen Ice Cream Cones Like These

This may just be the future of ice cream. Cauldron Ice Cream puffle cones have taken over the West Coast, and they are the most beautifully odd-looking things I have ever seen. Adopted from a popular Hong Kong street snack called an egg waffle, the p…
By Marisa Ross

Tabasco Just Opened Up A Hot Sauce Restaurant

Watch out, NOLA — there's a new hotspot in Louisiana that's spicing things up. Tabasco restaurant 1868 opened this week, and it exclusively uses the brand's fiery products throughout the menu. Named 1868 to honor the year the leading hot sauce compan…
By Marisa Ross

Double The Size Of Your Chipotle Burrito For Free

Besides the incredibly satisfying taste, one of the greatest joys of eating at Chipotle is the massive portion size, which sends you into a burrito-induced coma. But no matter how much meat, rice, and beans are in my belly, I don't believe there's su…
By Marisa Ross

The Best Time To Book Holiday Travel Is Now

In my opinion, there is never a bad time to book a flight, because no matter when I purchase my ticket, the gift of travel itself is a priceless exchange. However, after polling about 2,000 people, Skyscanner recently crunched some numbers and determ…
By Marisa Ross

Peeps Are, Like, So Ready For Fall

Nothing says summertime quite like basking on the beach, chilling poolside at a BBQ, and munching on pumpkin spice Peeps... Yes, you read that right. A little sugar-coated birdie told me that autumn is coming sooner than expected this August, because…
By Marisa Ross