Travel Diaries Archive

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. The best craft beer in Porto, Portugal […]

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 […]

The best craft beer in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s a place that’s both aware of its history while also pushing constantly toward the future. When it comes to architecture, art, food, and drink, Barcelona is always innovating. So it’s no surprise that the city has a massive, rapidly-growing craft beer scene. Most of […]

Attending an FC Barcelona match at Camp Nou

During my time in Barcelona, I realized that FC Barcelona, one of the greatest soccer/football teams in the world, would be playing a match at their Camp Nou home on the final night of my trip. Despite my flight leaving early in the morning, and the match not even starting until 9:15pm, I had to […]

A visit to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

No visit to Barcelona is complete without seeing the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudí. From the lampposts in Plaça Reial to Palau Güell near La Rambla to the expansive Park Güell, Gaudí’s fingerprints are all over Barcelona. His masterpiece is still under construction, over 90 years after his death. This massive church, the Sagrada […]