8 Ways to Know You Have Become Culturally Portuguese

Espresso is your thing. Okay, so I know the saying, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Well, what about when in Portugal? In Lisbon? Portugal may very well give Italy a run for their money when it comes to coffee and espresso. Portugal is a close neck behind in the way that they…

2019 Wish list

2019 wish list. I may have mentioned it briefly. I for sure did in 2018, when I was working on my 2018 wish list. Well, as the year draws to a close, it is time to think back, reflect and be grateful for this incredible year that I have had so far. If you have…

My Top Travel Moments of 2018

Hey guys! As 2018 draws to a close, I wanted to share with you some of my top and favorite travel moments. 2018 was an unforgettable year for the books, and 2019 promises to be just as exciting. I mean, the past few years of my life have been amazing. Well, we can’t forget hang…

Olaias Park Hotel Review

Olaias Park Hotel. I absolutely loved this hotel. Why? The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and well versed. They were able to answer all of my questions quickly and efficiently. It was one of the best hotels that I have ever stayed at. Normally I do not like to book hotels that I do not…

Basic Currant Scones (Courtesy of King Arthur Cooking Class)

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons sugar 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled 1/2 cup currants (or other add ins) 1 egg, separated (reserve the white for brushing on top of scone) 3/4 cup cold whole milk Directions: Preheat the oven to…

Budget Travel Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea

Hello there. So, I have an official cost breakdown of my trip to Thailand. I plan to be in Thailand, South Korea and Vietnam for a total of Sixteen days. I have read various blogs and scoured websites when it came to creating a budget and finding a cost of travel for my pending trip…

Octagon @ Mystic Marriott

I have been to Octagon at the Mystic Marriott on more than one occasion. It is one of my favorite restaurants for hotel food. Normally, I am not a fan of hotel food. It just seems that they do not put in the same amount of love into their food that other restaurants do. But…

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista: A Review

While in Orlando, I stayed at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista. And I will be honest. It is not my favorite hotel that I have ever stayed at. Still, there were some pros and cons. Pros Two large swimming pools Sometimes they do a wine tasting for hotel guests The maids and cleaning staff are…

Thailand Itinerary

Hey there. Goodness, there are still so many things that I am researching about this trip to Thailand to make it possible. Not to mention that I miss judged times. My flight is at 12:20 a.m. on a Friday. Not the most ideal time. And not to mention, that means that I need to leave…

The Mooring: A Review

The Mooring is one of my favorite restaurants in the whole of Newport. Lovely views of the harbor, excellent food, and amazing wait staff. It truly does not get any better. They may have 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp, but they have 5 stars in my book. I have been a regular at the…