It's summer time and everyone's deserting the city to shack up with their besties at their beachfront property. Things are getting quiet and you're looking for something to spice things up a bit. Well here's something that can literally do the trick -- Foodie Pen Pals, brought to you by the creative mind behind the healthy living blog The Lean Green Bean.
With over 1,000 participants from accross the country, the small phenomenon which started back in 2011 has really taken off. Each month, anyone can choose to sign up for a foodie pen pal. By the 1st you recieve information on your pairing and by the 15th you're expected to put a fun food-filled package in the mail to your assigned pen pal. With members coming from all parts of the country, you'll never imagine the kind of stuff you'll recieve. Last month I was excited to find tons of seasonings and spicy sauces from my pen pal out in Texas while I sent loads of local sweets and chocolates to my pen pal out in Oregon.
The spending limit is always pretty low, and everyone loves getting something in the mail so it's a fun concept to get involved with. There's no long term commitment so you can try it once and see if it's something that works for you. For full details on how Foodie Pen Pals works, and information on how to enroll, click here!
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About the authors
Michelle Zippelli is a Boston based hedonist who is committed to finding the best food that Boston has to offer. She has lived in Boston for 6 years and works in online marketing. Michelle loves meatballs, live music, exotic cheeses, Mexican food, spur of the moment dance parties, and all things pickled.
Jacki Morisi is a self-proclaimed bon vivant extraordinaire. A Boston native whose waking hours are exclusively focused on travel, music, food, and fare ... emphasis on food and fare. She's a firm believer that just because you're living on a young professional's budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste, and carries this mantra into each and every dining endeavor.