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A day trip from Porto to Guimarães, Portugal

If you’re looking for a great day trip from Porto, the beautiful medieval town of Guimarães is just 25 miles away, making it a perfect escape from the city. Guimarães is one of the most important places in Portuguese history, and thus it makes for a beautiful, but educational day trip. The journey to start your day […]

The best craft beer in Porto, Portugal

Let’s face it, if you’ve gone to Porto to drink, you’ve gone there for one thing only: port. But if you’re tired of port tasting in Porto, the city also has a few good craft beer bars. Here are my favorite places to drink craft beer in Porto. Catraio Craft Beer Shop Catraio was one […]

Travel Contests: May 16, 2018 – Egypt, the Caribbean, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Egypt; a cruise to Key West & The Bahamas; Zion National Park in Utah; Turks & Caicos; St. Croix; New York City; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share […]

The guide to port tasting in Porto, Portugal

While there are many great reasons to visit the beautiful city of Porto, port tasting is a must-do. The city’s position at the mouth of the Douro River has made it the home of dozens of port houses. The grapes are grown upriver in the Douro Valley, which is worthy of a visit itself in […]

On music, travel, Frightened Rabbit, & Scott Hutchison

The first time I saw Frightened Rabbit play live, I was traveling. It was at Lollapalooza in Chicago in 2010. The Scottish band was playing on some minuscule side stage in an area with a bunch of trees, but it didn’t matter. They filled that forest with sound. Singer Scott Hutchison poured his heart into […]

Travel Contests: May 9, 2018 – Australia, Paris, Scotland, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Australia; Paris, France; Puerto Rico; Edinburgh, Scotland; Playa del Carmen, Mexico; Orlando, Florida; Morocco; Rome, Italy; Vancouver, Canada; any Westin hotel in Europe; Charleston, South Carolina; New York City; Lyft credits; Costa Rica; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to […]

A guide to the Francesinha: Porto’s favorite sandwich

Every great city needs a great sandwich. Porto, Portugal has one that might be one of the greatest sandwiches in the world: the francesinha. The francesinha is an absolute gut-buster of a sandwich. This is not a sandwich you eat if all you want is a light snack. The francesinha is for when you want […]

Travel Contests: May 2, 2018 – Iceland, Nicaragua, Florida

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Nicaragua; Iceland; Florida; Guadalajara, Mexico; a Kenny Chesney concert in New Jersey; Bottle Rock in Napa, California; Arizona; New Orleans, Louisiana; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share this […]

A day trip from Lisbon to Évora, Portugal

Portugal is filled with beautiful historic towns & cities. Thanks to being a small country, it’s easy to access many of them on a day trip if you are staying in major city. The medieval town of Évora is located less than two hours away from Lisbon, making it perfect for a day trip. I began […]

Travel Contests: April 25, 2018 – Spain, Nicaragua, Mexico, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Spain; London, England; Santorini, Greece; Sri Lanka; Whistler, British Columbia, Canada; a $10,000 dream vacation; Nicaragua; St. Lucia; Los Cabos, Mexico; Idaho; Puerto Rico; St. Petersburg, Florida; San Francisco, California; a Westin hotel; New York City; Cancun, Mexico; Vietnam; and more. Good […]

How to have a Harry Potter & JK Rowling experience in Porto, Portugal

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling lived in Porto, Portugal during the early 1990s. During this time period, she created an outline of what would eventually become the full set of Harry Potter books, while also beginning work on the first book. As with most writers, Rowling was inspired by her surroundings. Within Porto, it’s possible […]

Travel Contests: April 18, 2018 – Iceland, Peru, Nepal, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Iceland; South Carolina; a glamping trip, the 2018 Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky; Belize; Napa, California; Peru; Jamaica; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Nepal; the Cayman Islands; and more Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so […]

The best craft beer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh is a drinking city. For a long time, that has meant large quantities of macro American beers have been consumed, particularly at Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates games. However, Pittsburgh is gradually growing an increasingly robust craft beer scene. A few initial pioneers have led to more and more new breweries being opened, with the […]

Travel Contests: April 11, 2018 – New Zealand, China, Hawaii, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Suzhou, China; Queenstown, New Zealand; Hawaii; Cancun, Mexico; New York City; Paris, France; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share this post with friends who might take you along […]