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…

Why Portugal is a foodies paradise…

Portugal is truly heaven on Earth. And, for someone such as myself, a major foodie who will eat almost anything and loves exploring food and cuisine local to the place I am visiting, I thought I was in heaven. The food of Portugal is so fresh and wonderful and well cooked. But, of course my…

How to get the most cultural experience while traveling…

Hey there. There are so many different types of trips and adventures that you can have while traveling, whether you are traveling solo, traveling by yourself, traveling with friends or a significant other or with kids. You can simply create many different focal aspects for your trip. If you are into cooking, you might want…

How Instagram Has Influenced Where I have Chosen to Travel

Let’s be honest. Instagram is such a magical place. Instagram, on more occasion than one has inspired me and played a huge factor in my decision to travel to many of the destinations that I have traveled too. I just love scrolling through various images of far off and exotic locations. My trip to Iceland…

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…

Ford’s Lobster: A Review

  This is only the second time that I have been to Ford’s Lobster. It will forever hold a special place in my heart. And the story of how they went from lobster cart to this Lobster house, open year round on the waterfront in Noank, CT is incredible. You can find out more about how…

Dublin and Lisbon Itinerary

8/29/18 Bus from Hartford to New York Boarding time: 6:40 a.m. Departure time: 7:00 a.m. Bus heads straight to Port Authority. Balance of the day in NYC is at leisure 8:50 p.m. Flight departs JFK and arrives in Dublin on 8/30/18 at 8:40 a.m. 8/30/2018 After clearing customs, take Air Coach into Dublin City center…