How to avoid becoming another annoying American Traveler

Okay. Not going to lie. We have all been there, and we have all done that annoying American traveler thing. Well, here I have a few tips on how to not be that annoying traveler while traveling abroad. Do not piss off foreigners. Some tips for you just below. Be polite! I cannot stress this…

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…

How I Created a Well Crafted Itinerary for Portugal…

Even my dad took notice. I had my itinerary for Portugal planned out to a T. Perhaps I should be a travel agent. I can’t speak for all travel agents, but I can say that I think the best travel agents are those who travel and those who travel extensively. How else can you talk…

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…

Cooking Lisbon: Your Culinary Guide to Portuguese Gastronomy

Well, I did it. I have always wanted to take a cooking class abroad, and now I can say that I have. And let me tell you, taking a cooking class abroad is one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences that I could have asked for. It made that trip so much better. Not…

Ginjinha You Ever Had

I’ll be honest, I do quite like port. However, port is rather strong for my taste. It does taste rather nice with cheese and chorizo, and in fact, I had it with my cheese and chorizo. Still, I am typically more partial to sweeter drinks, that smell nice and taste nice, perhaps a bit fruity…

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…

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…

Portugal: A Cost Breakdown

If you haven’t already heard, I am getting married. That’s right. Me. My head is spinning with things such as honeymoon planning, wedding details, cost. So much stress. How are we going to afford all this. I know the kind of wedding I would like to have, but chances are that we will not be…

Portugal? –All Set

Have I mentioned that I am going to Portugal in September, over the Labor Day Holiday. Yes. And, in fact, did I mention that I am trying to touch down on all six of the major continents before my 30th birthday. That’s a pretty challenging and difficult task. I am, however, going to try. After…