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The guide to Lisbon’s funiculars & elevators

Lisbon is a city built on seven hills. As a result, getting around isn’t as easy as it is in some places. However, Lisbon has built a few unique ways to get up and down the hills: a system of funicular railways & elevators called “elevadors”. The Lisbon funiculars & elevators not only will save […]

Travel Contests: July 11, 2018 – Sri Lanka, San Diego, Jamaica, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Sri Lanka; San Diego, California; Jamaica; Charleston, South Carolina; Amelia Island, Florida; Kentucky; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share this post with friends who might take you along […]

The guide to Lisbon’s trams including Tram 28

Trams are at the heart of Lisbon’s public transportation system. Its bright yellow trams have been made famous all over the world by travelers who have visited the city. There are presently a total of six tram lines in Lisbon: The 12, 15, 18, 24, 25, & 28. Of these, a couple are of particular […]

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 […]

Travel Contests: July 4, 2018 – Italy, Australia, Hawaii, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Rome, Italy; Chicago, Illinois; Australia; Hawaii; Nicaragua; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share this post with friends who might take you along if they win! Win a trip […]

A tour of Belem and the Age of Discovery in Lisbon, Portugal

No trip to Lisbon is complete without a day trip to Belém. Belém was a crucial port during the Age of Discovery. Today it is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whatever your thoughts are on global sea exploration & its ensuing colonization of the world, Portugal played a large role in it. In order to […]

Travel Contests: June 27, 2018 – Mexico, Croatia, Scandinavia, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to the Bahamas; Mexico City; Tulum, Mexico; a 15 day cruise of Scandinavia & the Baltic; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Hawaii; Los Cabos, Mexico; New York City; Northern California; a Royal Caribbean cruise; a trip to any Sandals resort; Orlando, Florida; and more. Good luck […]

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 & […]

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 […]