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 […]

Portugal’s national sandwiches: The Bifana & the Prego

The Portuguese love a good sandwich, just like any sensible person. Portugal has not one but two sandwiches that are considered national sandwiches: The bifana and the prego. Both are straightforward sandwiches made with tender, thin pieces of meat. The bifana is made with pork, while the prego is made with beef. They are served […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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 […]

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 […]