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The best craft beer in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a city that is going through a moment of excitement. It has a seen a surge in visitors, and it’s also becoming a technology hub. Along with this, it’s also seeing rapid growth when it comes to craft beer. Here is my guide to the best craft beer in Lisbon. The best craft […]

The best seafood restaurants in Lisbon, Portugal

It’s no secret that Portugal has excellent seafood. There are plenty of fantastic options when it comes to seafood restaurants in Lisbon. You can go to modern seafood places, ones that have a straightforward take on seafood, and places that specialize in traditional Portuguese dishes. Here are my recommendations for some of the best seafood […]

A visit to LX Factory in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, like many cities around the world, has old industrial areas that are disused. LX Factory, a formerly abandoned factory in Lisbon, is a showcase for what a city can do to breathe new life into an industrial space. What was once an old factory is now an entertainment and shopping complex that retains its […]

The best craft beer in Cascais, Portugal

Cascais, Portugal is a pretty, upscale beach town just west of Lisbon. It’s easily accessed by train for a day trip or evening out. Less packed than Lisbon, it makes for a nice relaxing day, especially drinking outside on a patio. There are a couple of notable places to drink craft beer in Cascais, including […]

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 […]