• Food,  Portugal

    The Best Portuguese Food In Lisbon You Need To Try

    Eating local cuisine is one of my favorite things about travel. I spend a lot of time trying to seek out the best versions of the most authentic food in each destination we visit. We spent two months in Lisbon this past winter, and so I had plenty of time to try lots of Portuguese food. I knew very little about Portuguese food prior to our time in Lisbon. It’s…

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    7 Important Lisbon Travel Tips

    I’m sitting on a plane right now, flying to our next destination – Buenos Aires. But as I sit here, I can’t help but reflect on our last stop – Lisbon.  With our focus now on traveling slower, our goal this winter was to spend two months pretending to live like locals in Europe.  Someday we might even turn pretend into reality…who knows.  But anyway, this time we chose Lisbon. …

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    Important Advice Before You Visit Sintra Portugal

    A visit to Sintra Portugal is one of the most popular side trips from Lisbon.  And with good reason!  It’s located only 15 miles to the west.  It’s very easy to reach via public transportation.  And the entire area is stunningly beautiful!  In fact, Sintra was our #1 favorite place to visit during our recent two month stay in Lisbon.  We ended up visiting Sintra three different times, and I…

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    11 Photos That Will Convince You To Visit Lisbon Portugal

    Wondering what it might be like to visit Lisbon Portugal? Well, you’re not alone. It’s one of Europe’s most popular destinations. I just returned from a two-month winter stay in Lisbon. And as I hoped with such a prolonged visit, I got to know Lisbon fairly well. Let me show you some of what makes Lisbon great through 11 of my favorite Lisbon photos. Some of the links in this…

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    Lisboa Em Fado – A Glimpse into the Portuguese Soul

    No trip to Lisbon is complete without some sort of Fado experience. Fado is the traditional music of Portugal, with origins dating back a couple of centuries in the poorer neighborhoods of Lisbon. It’s haunting, melancholic, and passionate – a musical expression of the Portuguese soul. It’s such an important and recognized part of Portugal’s cultural identity that it was placed on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011.…

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    Eating Bifanas in Lisbon – Just Like My Travel Hero

    I distinctly remember putting Lisbon on my must-visit list after watching Anthony Bourdain visit Portugal’s capital city in 2012. I was struck by its old-world beauty, its riverside location, and especially its food. Anthony Bourdain taught me a lot. I loved learning about the world from him, and I try to emulate his experiential approach to travel. He is my travel hero. Sometimes I seek out places I remember from…