#LTportugal // the wines of northern portugal

When it comes to wine — and wine tourism — we’re not going to pretend we’re sommeliers-in-training. We don’t care about your tannins or your vintage, it doesn’t matter to us if you use French oak or California oak, and we certainly aren’t impressed with a bottle just because it comes with a high pricetag. Expensive wine can be lovely, sure, but as we’ve learned time and time again, so can a lower priced bottle of something small-batch and locally made. This is why, at our villa in the Douro, we weren’t concerned when our host told us his own wines were €5/bottle. As it turns out, inexpensive but delicious wines are kinda Portugal’s thing!…

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#LTportugal // four days in the douro

If you may recall, last year in Spain, we promised ourselves that no matter what, we would make a proper summer holiday happen again this August. True to our word, we picked a week, marked our calendars, and then promptly let life take over. We kept agreeing to pick a destination later, with the definite plan to go somewhere warm, and somewhere with serious pool/beach time. Later showed up in June. Do you know what it’s like to plan a sunny August beach vacation in JUNE? Practically impossible, is what. Most places are booked, and everyone you talk to is a REAL Debbie Downer about weather, crowds, etc. As per usual, we let our conscience…

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style spotter // from country to city with @loandsons

It happened. #LTportugal came and went and August is almost over and the leaves in London have already started to turn and we’ve picked our destination for Friendsgiving and the circle of life continues. And, much like the predictability of seasons changing and vacations ending, we officially conquered our latest country together in style. All while accessorizing accordingly. In case you missed the memo, we spent one week in Northern Portugal, splitting our time between Porto and the Douro Valley, which is, arguably, Portugal’s most famous wine region. For throwing this trip together at lit-ra-lly the last minute, we nailed it. Our itinerary was perfect, and we solemnly swear to share every second. But first!…

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travel announcement! one week in northern portugal

Last August, as we floated around the pool at our villa in Spain, cocktails and mocktails in hand and bellies full of manchego, we vowed that a week-long Lazy Travelers’ summer vacation most definitely had to become an annual tradition. Fast forward ten months, and we decided: a do-over was necessary, and this time with one week in Northern Portugal. So many of our travels are hectically scheduled between other commitments or jammed into weekends. It felt absolutely luxurious to vacation in one place for an entire week. Now, a year later, it’s time to make good on our promise to ourselves. Relaxin’ to the max in Valencia, Spain. When we told people we were…

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