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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 & […]

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 […]