Tag Archives: Portugal

Lisbon: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Monument of the Discoveries, Lisbon, Portugal

A little over four years ago, we were planning a trip to Portugal. The plan was to stay in the Lisbon area for a week, before continuing on with another week in Tuscany. It was our first trip to Portugal, and in my Type-A way, I researched and found a place to stay in Cascais […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Carnaval in the Azores

Carnaval in the Azores

A festive Mardi Gras celebration is just hours away, if you make plans to celebrate Carnival on the Mid-Atlantic Islands of the Azores.. In the Azores, Mardi Gras is known as “Carnaval” a celebration starting on Saturday, March 1, 2014 and continuing through Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Parades and pageants are at the heart of […]

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Hello 2012: Bucket List Update

USTA Pow Wow closing party at San Francisco City Hall

Last year around this time I published my bucket list – a stream of conscious list of things I wanted to do, places to go, and things to see.  I knew it was pretty ambitious; it was meant to be.  Instead of having all these ideas rolling around in my head, I wanted to put […]

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5 Less Visited European Destinations That are Worth the Trip

vines is Aletejo, Portugal

Today I have a guest post that going to push us onto a different path, the less traveled one, as we visit another side of Europe. —- Many of us, who have traveled Europe extensively, know the continent’s greatest and most popular resorts and have grown tired of the tourist traps and overcrowded summer seasons.  […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday magic is a real thing. A feeling deep in your soul. A feeling that brightens your smile, lights up […]