Trip Reports & Photos Archive

What Anthony Bourdain meant to the world

This is the second time I’ve had to write something this in less than a month, following Scott Hutchison’s death in May. Someone who I’d never met, yet had a profound impact on my life, has taken theirs. Anthony Bourdain is the patron saint of most every traveler, especially those of us who write & […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]