lisbon 101: an introduction to portugal

The hubs may have been the one slaving away toward his MBA this past year, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have my own goals, you know. Sure, sure, I wanted to experience French culture, blah blah blah, but my number one focus during our year in France? Travel around Europe as much as humanly possible — especially because we didn’t really know where we would end up once the program ended. From the beginning, I knew that Portugal was at the very top of the list of places I wanted to see before his program was up. Naturally, we put it off to the very last minute, and finally, in late June — and while the…

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travel announcement: #LTcoast2coast (part two!)

As is always the way, our time in France has officially flown by. With only a few more weeks left, the hubs and I are planning to make the most of our time here… by leaving. To be fair, we’ve done a pretty killer job of ticking everything off our Frenchie bucket list—Normandy, Champagne, Colmar, Cassis: check, check, checkity check. So, with one last week of nothing to do (thank you, student life), and while the wino is kicking back on the Jersey Shore, we’ll be waving from the other side of the Atlantic…  From Portugal!  photo via Visit Portugal For one week, we’ll be on a whistlestop tour of a country that has long…

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travel announcement: #LTcoast2coast (part one!)

In exactly 16 days, I’ll be on my way to one of my favorite vacation spots in the world. Forget Europe, I’m talking about the Jersey Shore. Since I was a baby, my family has been traveling to the Jersey coastline during the summer months for quality time together and good old-fashioned American vacations “down the shore.” Over the years, we’ve stayed in just about every town along the southern shore points– Stone Harbor, Avalon, Sea Isle City, Ocean City, Brigantine, and Long Beach Island. This year, we’re returning to Avalon, where my family has been renting a house on the bay for the last few years. For the week we’re there, we’ll relax on the…

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