lisbon 101: an introduction to portugal

From the beginning of our adventure abroad, I knew that while the hubs was the one slaving away toward his MBA, I’d be educating myself in other ways. I practically majored in European Geography this year. Among some of my most anticipated classes, an Introduction to Portugal was at the very top of the list. Naturally, we put it off to the very last minute, and finally, in late June, we made it. While the wino was driving up the coast for the Jersey Shore, directly across the Atlantic, we left for Portugal. Thanks to striking air traffic controllers in France, it took a fifteen hour travel day to get us to our destination. But…

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travel announcement: #LTcoast2coast (part two!)

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 for part two of #LTcoast2coast… That’s right. As is always the way, our time in France has officially flown by. With only a few more weeks to go, the hubs and I are making the most of our time left. 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.  From Portugal!  photo via Visit Portugal For one week, we’ll be on a whistlestop tour of…

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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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