Portugal 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 […]

Travel Contests: April 4, 2018 – Hawaii, Morocco, Portugal, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Greece & Italy; San Francisco, California for the Rugby Sevens World Cup; Hawaii; a tiny cabin getaway; Riviera Maya, Mexico; Dublin, Ireland; Morocco; Turks & Caicos; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Northern Portugal; 100,000 Rapid Rewards points from Southwest […]

My favorite travel app: Field Trip

If you’re someone who likes to wander like I do, there’s nothing like the thrill of stumbling upon some great random sight in a new city. However, I often wonder what else I might be missing out on if I choose to go down one street versus another. That’s where my favorite travel app, Field […]