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Travel Contests: June 6, 2018 – Switzerland, Mexico, San Francisco, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Tough Mudder in Las Vegas, Nevada; Lucerne, Switzerland; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; an Alaskan cruise; Venice, Italy; St. Kitts; Riviera Maya, Mexico; San Francisco, California; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests […]

A visit to Sao Jorge Castle & Alfama in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon’s rich history can be found around any corner, but it’s in the famous Alfama district where it really comes to life. Sao Jorge Castle is the centerpiece of the neighborhood, looking down across it and the rest of the city from high on a hill. No visit to Lisbon is complete without a day […]

The best craft beer in Stockholm, Sweden

With over a week to spend in Stockholm, I was excited to check out the city’s craft beer scene. It’s a large city with a good core of cool, trendy people, so naturally there are a ton of good places to drink craft beer there. I was able to hit nearly all the places on […]

Travel Contests: May 30, 2018 – Italy, Prague, Austria, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Italy; Oregon; Sonoma, California; Baja California, Mexico; Yosemite National Park; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Washington DC for the 2018 MLB All Star Game; Prague, Czech Republic; Austria; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss […]

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 […]