My name is Jyotpal Singh, but you can call me JP.
I live in Austin, Texas, and I’m one of the founders of the new travel app Tripaly, as well as a full-time lawyer, dog-owner, musician and a whole lot of other fun things. I believe in living life to the fullest and crushing my bucket list. And both travel and business are part of that.
So… I’m going to take 24 Trips in 12 Months with Tripaly!
I want to invite you to come along with me as I explore the world with Tripaly and (hopefully) learn a lot along the way. I am going to be focusing on learning how to be a frequent traveler while also growing a business and managing a busy professional life along the way. We created Tripaly to help busy people and other travelers explore their world last-minute, on a budget and on a whim. With Tripaly, I get to to incorporate travel into my life. My life as a professional and business owner can be pretty hectic, and I usually have a lot on my plate. But, I want to travel a lot too.
If you would like tips and recommendations on destinations and how to travel the world while being a professional, follow my blog and see where I’m going next!
First up… Riviera Maya!
Some of the best locations for a unique and pleasant experience are in Mexico, specifically in Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Cancun. We have found of all the locales, Mexico provides the most bang for your buck, with beautiful scenery, gorgeous architecture, and weather to match!
On a recent weekend trip to Boston, I had a single objective in mind – to try the best cannoli the North End had to offer. Everyone I asked said the same thing – Mike’s Pastry. Two locations in the greater Boston area and one heck of a reputation, I started walking north only to find…….one of the longest food-related lines I’ve ever seen. Seriously – out the door and wrapping around the building. I had mere hours to see the best that Beantown had to offer, and there just wasn’t room in my trip for that line. So while I’m sure the cannoli live up to the hype – because let me tell you, there was no end to the recommendations I received – here are a few places to load up on this iconic Italian treat without the line around the block.
Maria’s Pastry Shop
A bit off the beaten path, this little shop might not look like much from the outside, but man oh man is it worth a visit. Whenever I told people that I ate here, their faces simply lit up with excitement, and I completely understand why. Maybe not as popular as Mike’s, this little shop has earned itself a reputation as having the best cannoli outside of Italy, and I have to say, I can’t remember the cannoli I had in Italy after trying Maria’s. There’s not much room to sit and eat, so swing by the shop and get your cannoli to go—the service is fast and the food is just exquisite.
If you’re looking for a little more atmosphere than you might get at Maria’s – a nice place to sit, enjoy your cannoli, and have a cup of coffee, check out Caffé Vittoria. Established in 1929 and hailed as the first Italian café in Boston, this is the perfect place to stop whether you’re looking for just a quick coffee and dessert, or you’d rather settle in for a while with a few cocktails.
It’s not hard to find a great place to drink in Boston, and if you plan to spend the night putting back a few (or more), you better have a great 24 hour food joint in mind before heading home. Enter Bova’s Bakery. Family owned and operated since 1926, Bova’s boasts that it serves the best Tiramisu in the country – and their cannoli is nothing to scoff at either! Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Bova’s is always going to be there when you need, or want, them – and in the late night / wee morning hours, there is no other sight quite as sweet.
On Saturday, July 30th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., we’ll be hosting a Tripaly beta-tester meetup at Speakeasy on S. Congress in Austin, Texas. We are still in our development phase, but in the meanwhile, we wanted to invite you to join us for a meetup and margaritas!
If you haven’t already, sign up now to join our Beta-Testing program by clicking this link.
Patron Margaritas will be served, and the Tripaly team will be there to thank you in person.
If you’re already registered as a Beta-Tester, RSVP to the event below!
We can’t wait to see you there!
The Tripaly Team
Austin is well-known for its vibrant and diverse food and drink scene, and locals and visitors alike are quite familiar with many of Austin’s favorite bars and restaurants. However, few people know that many of these spots also have well-established “secret menus,” with some incredibly unique and exciting selections that you absolutely have to try!